Dr. Lori A. Gano-Overway
Associate Professor of Health & Human Sciences
Office: Nininger Hall 103
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.