Dr. Lori A. Gano-Overway

Associate Professor of Health & Human Sciences

Health & Human Sciences

Dr. Lori A. Gano-Overway

Office: Nininger Hall 103
540-828-5728
lgano@bridgewater.edu

Education: B.S., Hope College; M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Certifications: AASP certified sport psychology consultant

Teaching Fields: Sport and Exercise Psychology, Motor Learning, Coaching Education

Research Interests: My primary research interests lie in understanding how physical activity programs can be structured to provide positive experiences for young people and foster positive developmental assets. Specifically, I am interested in: 1) how coaches and physical education teachers create positive psychological climates; 2) what aspects of the coaching and teaching environment foster empathy, prosocial behavior and good sport conduct as well as reduce antisocial behavior; and 3) what aspects of the climate influence people’s resiliency, ability to self-regulate and motivation.