Robert (Bob) Harmison is the Kibler Professor of Sport Psychology in the Department of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University and the Director of Sport Psychology for JMU Athletics. In these roles he teaches, advises, and supervises doctoral and masters’ students with interests in applied sport psychology and provides sport psychology services to NCAA Division I student-athletes and coaches.
Bob has been an active member of AASP since 1993, designated as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CMPC) in 2002, and was elected to AASP Fellow status in 2015. He served on the Certification Review Committee from 2008-2014, including a three-year stint as the Committee Chair. From 2012-2016 he was appointed to the Future of Certification Ad-hoc Committee and was an active contributor within the Professional Standards/Certification workgroup for the 2016-2018 AASP Strategic Plan. Bob recently was selected to serve on the AASP Interim Certification Council, which has been charged to create policies for the new certification program and guide initial development of the certification exam.
Bob has provided sport psychology services to athletes and teams for over 20 years, most notably U.S. Snowboarding from 2000-2011, the 2002, 2006, and 2010 U.S. Olympic Snowboard teams, and the Kansas City Royals minor league organization in 2004. He has been a member of the USOC Sport Psychology Registry since 2002 and is a licensed psychologist (inactive) in the state of Arizona.
Bob received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas in 2000 and an M.S. in Exercise and Sport Sciences (Sport Psychology) from the University of Arizona in 1994.