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Erica Tibbetts wins AASP grant

Erica Tibbetts, a doctoral student in sport and exercise psychology studying with Dr. Michael Sachs, won the Oglesby-Snyder Grant for Equity and Cultural Diversity from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. These funds will  defray costs affiliated with her dissertation research exploring the experience and health of incarcerated women when provided a

Posted:  September 19, 2014

Temple Kinesiology Faculty Accept the #IceBucketChallenge!

On Thursday, August 21, 2014, Temple Kinesiology alumni and current faculty members Drs. Jamie Mansell (M.S. in Kinesiology concentration in Athletic Training in '04  and Ph.D. in Kinesiology in '12), Tom Rooney (Ph.D. in Kinesiology '87), and Anne Russ (M.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in athletic training 2008 and Ph.D. in Kinesiology in 2012) accepted the ice bucket challenge presented to them by alumna Megan Oxenford (B.S. in Kinesiology '09, M.S. in Kinesiology '12).

Posted:  August 21, 2014

Kat Longshore works with LAX team

Kat Longshore, a second year Ph.D. student in Sport Psychology, has been tapped to work with Temple's Lacrosse team as their mental skills coach.  A life long dream of her's since the 7th grade, Kat is helping Lacrosse athletes improve their game while she is improving her own expertise.  It is a win-win situation.  To read the article in the Temple Times, click here.

Posted:  March 20, 2014

Dr. John Jeka awarded Distinguished Alumna Award

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Dr. John Jeka was chosen as the 2014 Distinguished Alumna of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. His professional accomplishments, since he graduated from FAU with a Ph.D. in Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences were noted as a source of much pride for the College and thus served as the source and recognition through this award.   Every year on the evening before spring Commencement, distinguished alumni from each of FAU’s colleges are honored for their outstanding accomplishments.Dr.

Posted:  February 9, 2014

Faculty and grad students present at Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference

The Association for Applied Sport Psychology annual conference, recently (October 2-5) held in New Orleans, featured Kinesiology Department faculty Lois Butcher-Poffley and Michael Sachs and graduate students Kathryn Longshore, Lindsey McGuire, Elaine O'Brien, Sherry Schweighardt, Erica Tibbetts, and Adam Wright.  Faculty and students made 13 presentations at the conference.

Posted:  October 8, 2013

John Susko (BIP Coordinator) to rappel 31 stories

John Susko, a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Coordinator of the Basic Instruction Program (BIP), will be making a 31-story rappel down the outside of a skyscraper in Center City Philadelphia on October 18, 2013 in support of (1) quality physical activity, (2) the Basic Instruction Program (BIP), and (3) Outward Bound.  If you would like to find out more about why John is involved in this event and/or to support him in this endeavor, please click on the following link:


Posted:  September 27, 2013