Dr. Robin S. Vealey is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Miami University in Oxford, OH, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1984. She served as Department Chair in 1991-1992 and again from 2000-2003. Dr. Vealey completed a B.A. at Marshall University in 1976 in Health and Physical Education and a M.S. at Indiana University in 1977 in Physical Education with a specialization in Coaching Science. After completing the Master's degree, Dr. Vealey taught and coached at Linfield College in Oregon for three years. Her basketball and volleyball teams received national recognition and she was a finalist for the small college Basketball Coach of the Year. As an intercollegiate athlete and coach, Dr. Vealey became interested in the mental aspects of competitive sport, which led her to pursue and complete a Ph.D. in sport psychology in 1984 at the University of Illinois. Dr. Vealey's research and writing is focused in the areas of self-confidence, burnout, coaching effectiveness, and mental skills training in sport. She has written three books, including Best Practice for Youth Sport (2016), Coaching for the Inner Edge (2005; 2nd edition in press), and Competitive Anxiety in Sport (1990). Dr. Vealey has also published over 50 journal articles and book chapters in sport psychology. She has also made over 200 scholarly and applied presentations to regional, national, and international audiences (South Africa, Thailand, China, Russia, England, Scotland, Colombia, Australia, Israel, Greece, Spain, Portugal). In 1995, Dr. Vealey received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the College of Sport Psychologists in the Australian Psychological Society, and was recognized as a Fellow by the National Academy of Kinesiology in 2002. She received the Delp Award in 2016 by Miami University for significant contributions in scholarship and teaching, and the Miami University Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award in 2011. Dr. Vealey teaches courses in sport psychology, coaching effectiveness, and children in sport at Miami University, where she has received numerous teaching awards. Dr. Vealey has worked as a sport psychology consultant for the U.S. Nordic Ski Team, U.S. Field Hockey, elite golfers, and is involved in mental training with athletes and teams at Miami University and the greater Cincinnati area. She has served as Editor of The Sport Psychologist, and now serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology and the International Journal of Sport Coaching. She is a Past-President of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), and has been recognized as a Fellow and Certified Mental Performance Consultant by AASP. She is the chair of the inaugural AASP Certification Council, responsible for the national accreditation of the Certified Mental Performance Consultant credential and certification program.