Eric has been an active member of AASP since attending his first conference as an undergraduate in 2008. Currently, he is a student representative for the AASP Graduate Program Committee and has been an AASP Student Delegate since 2011. He has served on the editorial board of the Performance Excellence Movement where he was chair the past two years. In the two years since Eric has been chair of the PEM, submissions have increased 500% and a printed newsletter was available for students for the first time at the National Conference in New Orleans.
Currently, Eric is a doctoral candidate from Michigan State University where he conducts research, teaches courses, and does applied consulting work. His research interests focus on youth sports, and he has conducted projects that have investigated collegiate coaches' views of millennial athletes, youth sport specialization, and youth sport passion. He has consulted with a variety of individuals and currently works with one of MSU's Varsity teams. Additionally, Eric has done a number of outreach coaching presentations and has worked with the Michigan High School Athletic Association in conducting leadership clinics for high school athletes.
Eric completed his Masters' degree in Sport Behavior and Performance from Miami University and completed his bachelors' degree in psychology from Colorado State University where he was a University Honors Scholar. Professionally, Eric worked for the City of Fort Collins – Youth Sports Department for 4 years and Colorado State University Summer Youth Sport Camps prior to beginning his Masters' degree in 2009.