M. Blair Evans

M. Blair Evans, PhD, joined the Kinesiology Department at Penn State in 2015 in his current role as an assistant professor. His educational pathway includes doctoral studies in social psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University (2014), along with Master’s education from the University of Lethbridge and undergraduate education from Laurentian University. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Queen’s University in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. Research conducted by Blair and his students in the team lab focuses on how our peers within small groups can influence our wellbeing and health behaviors. Although this research spans varying contexts, developmental stages, and populations, he focuses on young athletes and individuals with disabilities. His research is published in leading journals related to sport and health psychology and is supported by sport-related research foundations as well as federal funding bodies in Canada and the United States. He lives with his wife and two young children in State College, Pennsylvania.