Sport and Exercise Psychology

Dr. Ed Etzel serves as a professor in the Department of Sport Sciences within the WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.

Ronnie Lidor is a professor and the Director of the Zinman College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the Wingate Institute, and he is also on the faculty of education at the University of Haifa (Israel).

Robert J. Schinke, is the Canada Research Chair in Multicultural Sport and Physical Activity and Professor of Sport Psychology in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University.

Paul Wylleman, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. He teaches psychology of sport, exercise, and leisure in the Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy and in the Faculty of Psychology and Education at the graduate level.

David Lavallee, Ph.D., is a principal lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Teesside, England, where he teaches courses in psychology and is the director of the Center for Sport Performance and Applied Research.

Dr. Ingo Seidelmeier is an assistant professor and expert in the field of quality- and project management in sports with the Institute for Sport Science at the University AF Munich.

Dr. Dieter Hackfort is a professor for sport and exercise psychology with the University AF Munich since 1991 and Head of the Institute for Sport Science. He received his doctoral degree in 1983 from the German Sport University. In 1986 he was a visiting professor at the Center for Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology at the University of South Florida in Tampa and received tenure at the University of Heidelberg. From 2004 to 2009 Dr. Hackfort holds the position as the founding Dean of Aspire the Academy for Sports Excellence in Doha, Qatar. From 2009 to 2010 he served as the founding Director of the Sport Science Program at Qatar University.

Marc Sagal is Chief Operating Officer of Enhanced Performance Systems (EPS). He has consulted with Olympic and professional athletes from around the world and has conducted psychological assessment and training for fortune 500 companies.

Robert M. Nideffer received his PhD in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1971. A former associate professor at the University of Rochester and professor at the California School of Professional Psychology, he is currently an adjunct professor at San Diego State University.