Biography

I am a Professor of Kinesiology and (by courtesy) Human Development and Family Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. I am also an Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago, IL). I have worked at Penn State my entire career with the exception of 2014-2015 when I worked at Northwestern University as a Professor of Preventive Medicine and Deputy Director for the Division of Behavioral Medicine and the Center for Behavior and Health (Institute for Public Health & Medicine).

Research Interests

Motivation for competence and health; Daily processes in motivation, health beahvior and quality of life; Behavioral interventions to modify automantic motivational processes and health behavior

Education

  • Ph.D., Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah, 2000
  • M.A., Physical Education, Exercise & Sport Science, University of North Carolina, 1996
  • B.A., Psychology and Physical Education, Exercise & Sport Science, University of North Carolina, 1994