Jack Watson, Past-President

Dr. Jack Watson is a Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology and Chair of the Department of Sport Sciences at West Virginia University. Jack completed his Ph.D. in sport psychology and post-doctoral respecialization in counseling psychology at Florida State University. He completed his master’s degree at West Virginia University and his bachelor’s degree at the University of Virginia. Jack is an AASP Certified Consultant, and is listed in the U. S. Olympic Committee's Sport Psychology Registry. Through his consulting practice, he has worked with amateur and professional athletes from multiple sports.

Within AASP, Jack has served as a member and Chair of the AASP Ethics Committee, is a current member of the AASP Leadership Team, and is a former member of the AASP Continuing Education, Hospitality, and Dissertation Award Committees, and a former regional student representative. Jack is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, and is still a very active contributor to the AASP Ethics Committee. Within APA Division 47, Jack serves as Member-at-Large, and former Chair of both the Conference Program and Practice Committees, and was a member of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Employment Opportunities. 

Jack is an active presenter at conferences, has published 37 articles and 12 book chapters, and is in the process of co-editing an ethics text book. He serves as a Section Editor of Athletic Insight and a guest reviewer for several journals. Jack has been married for 17 years and is the father of three children.

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