Jack C. Watson II, PhD, is a professor and chair of the Department of Sport Sciences at West Virginia University. His academic credentials include a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Virginia, a master's degree in sport behavior from West Virginia University, a PhD, in sport psychology from Florida State University, and a post-doctoral respecialization in counseling psychology from Florida State University. His research interests include professional issues in sport psychology (i.e., ethics, supervision, and mentoring), youth sport development, and anger and aggression in sport. Dr. Watson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to sport in American society, performance enhancement, and supervision.
A certified consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), and a licensed psychologist in West Virginia, Dr. Watson has worked with athletes from a variety of sports and ability levels. He was a collegiate golfer at the University of Virginia and still plays competitive golf while coaching multiple youth baseball and basketball teams.
Dr. Watson is the former chair of the Ethics Committee for AASP. He has published more than 35 articles, contributed chapters to several books, and has delivered more than 80 professional presentations nationally and internationally. Dr. Watson's first edited book, Ethical Issues in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, is a collaborative effort with his colleague at WVU, Dr. Edward Etzel.