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Dan Gould

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Gwendolyn Norrell Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Dan Gould is former director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports and a professor emeritus of kinesiology. In 2019, he was named the inaugural Gwendolyn Norrell Professor of Youth Sport and Student-Athlete Well-Being. His area of expertise is mental training for athletic competition and sport psychology. His research interests include the stress-athletic performance relationship, psychological foundations of coaching, athlete motivation, youth leadership and positive youth development through sport. He has been a consultant for the U.S. Olympic Committee, the United States Tennis Association and numerous athletes of all ages and skill levels.