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Claire Harding

Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Undergrad: University of Texas at Arlington, B.A. in Psychology
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant: Fitness Walking and Body Conditioning
Research Interests: Team dynamics, racism & sexism in sport, transition in/out of performance settings, and psychosocial aspects of sport, e.g., motivation, self-regulation, and coping with injury/mental health challenges
Johanna Van Arkel

Hometown: Oskaloosa, Iowa
Undergrad: Grace College; B.S. in Sport Psychology, Minor in Business
Assistantship: Research Assistant for Dr. Jody Langdon
Research Interests: Psychology of injury, elite performance, coach-athlete relationship, concussions
Emma Brazeau

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Undergraduate: Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Bachelor of Arts – BA, Psychology & Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant: Swimming
Research Interests: Mental Health in Athletes, Athlete Burnout, Mindfulness in Sport, & Personality in Sport
Cassidy McIntire

Hometown: Chelsea, Oklahoma
Undergrad: University of Nebraska at Kearney, B.S. in Exercise Science, Minors in Psychology & Coaching
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant: Jogging & Fitness Walking
Research interests: Athlete Identity, Mental Health in athletes, athlete burnout, psychology of injury
Marius Johnson

Hometown: Oviedo, FL
Undergrad: University of Central Florida, B.S. Psychology, Minor in Fitness Training
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant: Body Conditioning, Flag Football, Weight Training
Research Interests: Emotion and performance in sport, mental training and performance enhancement strategies, psychology of injury and recovery, impact of society and racism in sport


Eamonn Hanrahan

Hometown: Wilton, CT
Undergrad: Exercise Science, University of Scranton
Assistantship: PAL GA-Adaptive Physiology, Basketball, Bowling
Research Interests: Elite performance, personality and motivation, team dynamics
Cora Dodson

Hometown: Waynesville, NC
Undergrad: Lenoir-Rhyne University; B.S. Exercise Science, minors in Psychology and French
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant (Physical Activity Life Program) Bowling and various administrative duties
Research Interests: Teams and Group Dynamics
Delaney Scace

Hometown: Waterloo, Illinois
Undergraduate: Missouri State University-B.S. Psychology, Coaching minor
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant: Flag Football and Softball
Research Interests: Stress on physical activity, motivation in teams, team dynamics/cohesion & peak performance
Tyler Behrmann

Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Undergrad: Kennesaw State University; B.S. Psychology; Minor in Philosophy
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant: Jogging & Yoga
Research interests: Motivation, peak performance, optimum performance, mindfulness
Katy Johnson

Hometown: Yorktown, Indiana
Undergrad: Anderson University B.A. in Elementary Education, Minor in Literacy
Assistantship: Research Assistant Dr. Megan Byrd
Research Interests: Mental Health in Athletics, Psycho-Social Aspects of International Youth Sport, Performance Anxiety and Perfectionism, Promoting Social Change Through Sport, and Managing Unresolved Trauma in Youth Athletes to Enhance Performance.
Desirae Myers

Hometown: Trinity, Florida
Undergrad: University of South Florida, B.S. in Exercise Science
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistantship: Body Conditioning, Weight Training, Volleyball
Research Interests: Coach-athlete relationships, racism & sexism in sport, mental health in athletes, gender equality in sport, sexual harassment & abuse in sport and military
John Hott

Hometown: Centreville, Virginia
Undergrad: West Virginia University; B.S. in Sport and Exercise Psychology; Minors in Business
Administration and Sport Communication
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant- Basketball and Bowling
Research Interests: Psychology of injury and rehabilitation, Coach-Athlete Relationship, Team Cohesion,
Mental Health in athletes, and Mental skills training and performance enhancement.
Luca Ziegler

Hometown: Oberroth, Germany 
Undergrad: Presbyterian College with a double major in Psychology and Business Management 
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant – Badminton & Racquetball 
Research Interests: Elite Performance; Transition in/out of performance setting; Mindfulness in Sport; Personality in Sport
Ashley Fordyce

Hometown: Originally Sycamore, IL, but for the last 6 years Port Wentworth, GA.
Undergrad/Degree: University of Kansas with a BA in Psychology
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant – Volleyball, Body conditioning, and Fitness walking
Interests: Diversity within a team especially involving international athletes as well as working with Olympic and other elite athletes

Last updated: 10/20/2021