Dr. Tom George is an assistant professor of clinical practice in Applied Exercise Science and Sport Management, the assistant director for undergraduate education, and the director of global engagement at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology. He completed his PhD in Physical Education and Exercise Science at Michigan State University.
Dr. George has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine and the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. He is an ad hoc reviewer for multiple journals related to sport psychology, and also serves as a sport psychology consultant for organizations, teams, and athletes across Michigan. Dr. George's research interests include the effects of psychological factors on sport performance, gender issues in sport, and the impact of coaching education on youth sports. He is especially interested in the role self-efficacy plays in sport performance and physical activity as well as the factors that impact self-efficacy. Dr. George received the School of Kinesiology Excellence in Teaching Award in 1999, 2000, and 2005.
Areas of Interest
Sport psychology; self-efficacy theory; coaching education.