Emily Roper, Publication/Information Division Head
Emily Roper is a faculty member in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Sam Houston State University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in sport and exercise psychology, sport sociology, and health education. Emily earned her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Kent State University (1996), Master of Science in sport psychology from the University of Toronto (1998), and doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee (2001) in sport psychology with an emphasis in cultural studies.
A member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) since 1996, Emily has made 25 AASP presentations. Her dissertation, awarded 2002 AASP Dissertation of the Year, qualitatively examined the experiences of professional women working in academic sport psychology. Within AASP, Emily has served as Co-Chair of the Continuing Education Committee, Chair of the Diversity Committee, abstract reviewer for the annual AASP conference and is currently serving as a reviewer for the Web Content Committee. Emily is also a member of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex special interest group (SIG).
Emily’s research focuses on gender and identity in sport and exercise and the ways in which cultural studies can be used to enhance research and applied work in sport and exercise psychology. She has published in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, The Sport Psychologist, Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, Athletic Insight, and Sex Roles: A Journal of Research. Emily (with her colleagues) also has book chapters in Cultural Sport Psychology and Contemporary Sport Psychology.