Christy Greenleaf, Research and Practivce Division Head
Christy Greenleaf is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation and an affiliated faculty member in the Women’s Studies program at the University of North Texas. She teaches undergraduate and graduate sport psychology and sociology and advises masters’ students in the kinesiology program. In addition, she is a faculty member in UNT’s Center for Sport Psychology and Performance Excellence, where she collaborates on research projects and serves on dissertation committees. She received her Ph.D. in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2000, her M.S. in Sport Studies from Miami University (Ohio) in 1997, and her B.A. in psychology from Bowling Green State University in 1994
Christy has been a member of AASP since 1994. She has been an abstract reviewer for AASP and moderated numerous conference sessions, was a member of the Master’s thesis award committee in 2004 and chaired the committee in 2005, is a member of the Health and Exercise Psychology Advisory Council, and has been the Chair of the Continuing Education committee. As a representative of AASP, Christy has attended the Action on Obesity Summit sponsored by the Mayo Clinic. She is also a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), APA Division 35 (Psychology of Women), and the Obesity Society.
Christy’s research focuses on body image, weight bias, and physical activity. She has presented at national and international conferences and has published her work in journals such as Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, Journal of Adolescent Health, Sex Roles, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and Body Image. She served as an editorial board member of Women in Sport and Physical Activity for seven years and is currently a psychology section editor for RQES.