Portrait of Jack Watson

Jack C. Watson II, Ph.D.

Interim Dean and Professor

Email: Jack.Watson@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-0826
Office Location: PAS-E 275
Office Hours: By appointment only - Stephanie.Martin@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-3823
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Professional Highlights

  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Association for Applied Sport Psychology
  • Past-President and Fellow, Association for Applied Sport Psychology
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • Recipient of West Virginia University Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching

    Educational Background

    • Post-Doctoral Re-specialization in Counseling Psychology, Florida State University
    • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Florida State University
    • M.S., Sport Behavior, West Virginia University
    • B.A., Psychology, University of Virginia

    Research Interests

    • Professional issues in sport psychology: ethics, supervision, mentoring
    • Issues associated with applied sport psychology
    • Violence and aggression
    • Youth sport
    • Motivation

    Biographical Sketch

    Dr. Jack Watson is a professor of sport and exercise psychology and interim dean of the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at West Virginia University. He is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, is listed on the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry, and is a licensed psychologist in the State of West Virginia. Watson served as president of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (2012/13) and was actively engaged in the process of updating the organization's certification program. He has also been a Fellow with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and the American Psychological Association for several years. Watson has edited a book, written more than 95 articles and book chapters, and given numerous presentations and keynote addresses. He continues to supervise doctoral students as they conduct research and provide sport psychology services to athletes.
    Watson has been married for more than 25 years, is the father of three active children and coaches numerous youth sport teams.