The Exergames Research Lab is headed by Dr. Deborah Feltz, University Distinguished Professor and Chairperson Emeritus of the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University.
For over 37 years, Dr. Feltz has been heavily involved in the field of exercise and sport psychology. She completed her undergraduate education at S.U.N.Y. Buffalo in 1974 with a B.S. in Physical Education, Magna Cum Laude. She completed both her masters and doctoral degrees in Kinesiology at The Pennsylvania State University in 1976 and 1980, respectively.
Feltz specializes in self-efficacy and the
psychosocial implications of sport and physical
activity participation. She is interested in the
interrelationships of self-efficacy, motivation and
performance among youth, teams, and coaches.
Her most recent interests involve the incorporation
Christel Beverly is a second year doctoral student at Michigan State University. She is studying Sport Psychology, with a special interest in urban, minority high-school student-athletes. The Lansing, MI native holds a BA in Sociology- African/ American Studies from Lafayette College where she was a four-year student-athlete in basketball and volleyball. Mrs. Beverly's professional endeavors include five years as a state Social Worker in New Jersey, site coordinator for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers and Assistant Athletic Director at Sexton High School, in Lansing, MI. Christel and her husband, Bryan, have two daughters.
Currently working on a study involving the entourages of Botswanian Olympic athletes.
Chris Hill is a fouth year doctoral student at Michigan State University whose research interests include relational efficacy beliefs in a physical activity domain and group dyanmics. He received his master’s degree from Miami University in Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in Kinesiology.
Tayo's research interests include self-efficacy and team motivation. In addition, other interests include interpersonal relationships, athlete development and sport performance. Currently, he is studying how intergroup competition with computer-generated partners will affect individuals in exergames. He received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Ferris State University, and is an ex-collegiate athlete. He also enjoys teaching, consulting, and playing sports.