M.S. in Kinesiology (Georgia Southern University)
Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Sport Studies (The University of Tennessee)
Articles: “Faith Integration and Sports Psychology Consulting: A Case Study” in Building Consulting Skills: An International Case Study Collection.
My favorite part about teaching at Johnson is: The opportunity to integrate myself fully, especially my passion for sport and my faith, into what I do.
When I’m not teaching, I love to: Spend time with my wife, Meagan, and son, Beau (and soon to be kid #2), exercise (especially running and yoga), be outside, watch and play sport, spend as much time as possible at the beach, and eat really good food.
In my classes, students can expect: To be treated as an adult, learn to develop new skills that will help them grow as a student and human being, and know I will do everything in my power to create a positive and joyful atmosphere.
My best advice to a new student in my program is: Embrace being comfortable with the uncomfortable; begin to start looking for those actions, behaviors, and habits that “give you life” and are connected with your deepest values.
Because of my influence, I most want my students to become: More whole. I desire for students to understand themselves and God on a deeper level and recognize this is an ongoing process.
The myth-busting truth about my discipline I most want people to understand is: We all participate in mental training whether we are conscious of it or not. And engaging in mental skills training does not mean you are “weak” or “something is wrong.” It is about being willing to be more self-aware and more consistent in your area of performance, which is different for everyone.
A quote that influences how I live is: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). For me, I am constantly reflecting on my daily habits and actions, as I believe they point to what is most important in a person’s life, including my own. Ultimately, it allows me to be in touch with whether or now I am living out what I value most.