Biographical Sketch

Dr. Chris Lantz received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (Physical Education   Minor) from West Virginia Wesleyan College; his Master of Science degree in Physical Education (Sport Psychology) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and his Doctorate of Education in Sport Behavior (Counseling Minor) from West Virginia University. He is presently Director of the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Dr. Lantz had previously served as tenured Professor and Department Chair of Health and Exercise Sciences at Truman State University, Kirksville, MO. Dr. Lantz’ other administrative/leadership experiences include serving as a Lecturer for the Sport and Exercise Psychology Program, West Virginia University and Physical Education Instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Lantz has received several teaching and leadership awards including the Robert M. Taylor Professional Service and the Scholar of the Year awards from the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He has served on a variety of boards and committees with the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Council for Undergraduate Research, Phi Lambda Phi National Fraternity, and the WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. He resides with his wife, Tracey, in Wilmington, NC.