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The 5th Annual Diversity in Sport Regional Conference will be hosted here at UNCG on April 3-4, 2020. Previously, the conference has been hosted by Long Island University (Brooklyn campus), Florida A&M University, Morehouse College, and Johnson C. Smith University.

The conference is student-led and is currently being run by UNCG’s Department of Kinesiology. Shelby Anderson and Alexis Rice are the 2020 conference co-chairs. Dr. Jen Farrell, Dr. Diane Gill, Dr. Pam Brown, Dr. Erin Reifsteck, and Dr. DeAnne Brooks are serving as the faculty mentors.

Founded in 1985, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) is the leading organization for sport psychology consultants and professionals who work with athletes, coaches, non-sport performers (dancers, musicians), business professionals, and tactical occupations (military, firefighters, police) to enhance their performance from a psychological standpoint.

The 2020 keynote speakers are Dr. Angel Brutus and Dr. Melicia Whitt-Glover. Dr. Brutus is a member of Mississippi State University’s Sports Medicine and Performance team serving as Director of Counseling and Sport Psychology. Dr. Whitt-Glover is the chief officer and principal investigator at Gramercy Research Group, an organization that combines faith, science, and research to develop evidence-based programs to help individuals sustain healthy lifestyles.

Dr. Rob Elliott Owens

This social justice conference is interdisciplinary in nature and welcomes proposals not only from sport and exercise psychology, but also from (physical) cultural studies, critical race theory, women’s and gender studies, body studies, sport humanities, and sport management.

The conference was founded by the Diversity Committee of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Dr. Rob Elliott Owens of the Bryan School of Business and Economics and UNCG alumnus of the School of Health and Sciences (2011) and the School of Education (2005) is one of its founding members and he is the current chair of the Association’s Diversity Committee.

The Call for Abstracts is now open. UNCG students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit proposals at http://embracediversityinsport.org

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