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  • Doctor of Philosophy, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 2011
  • Master of Arts, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., 2006

After graduating from Springfield College, Elizabeth Mullin worked at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J., where she taught courses in the kinesiology department. At Springfield College, Mullin teaches courses in the graduate research curriculum in health, physical education, and recreation. She also serves on approximately 20-30 thesis or dissertation committees each year. Mullin earned the Young Professional Award and the Doctoral Dissertation Award from the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education in 2012 and the Mabel Lee Award from the Society for Health and Physical Educators America in 2015.

Research Interests

  • Sexual and gender identity in athletics
  • Coaching education
  • Measurement in sport psychology

Courses Taught

  • Research Methods
  • Educational Psychology Statistics I
  • Educational Psychology Statistics II
  • Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling
  • Proposal Design

Certifications and Memberships

  • Certified Consultant for Association for Applied Sport Psychology (#374)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Research Fellow of SHAPE America
  • Chair, Measurement & Evaluation Special Interest Group of SHAPE America

Selected Works

Presentations

  • Mullin, E. M., & Socolow, R. (2018, October). Inclusive language for working with transgender athletes. Workshop to be presented at the annual conference for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Jones, L., Hutchinson, J., & Mullin, E. M. (2018, June). In the zone: An exploration of personal characteristics underlying variable affective responses to heavy exercise. Paper presented at the annual North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity conference, Denver, CO.
  • Mullin, E. M., & Cook, S. (2018, March). Coach-developed diversity climate and performance in collegiate athletics. Paper presented at the annual Society for Health and Physical Educators America Convention, Nashville, TN.
  • Mullin, E. M., Leone, J. E., & Margolis, G. (2017, October). Validation of the Heterosexist Attitudes in Sport – Gay male scale. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Orlando, FL.
  • Mullin, E. M., Leone, J. E., & Pottratz, S. (2017, March). Coming out experience of a successful male volleyball player. Paper presented at the annual Society for Health and Physical Educators America Convention, Boston, MA.
  • Mullin, E. M., & Leone, J. E. (2016, April). Content validity of the heterosexist attitudes in Sport – Gay male scale. Paper presented at the annual Society for Health and Physical Educators America Convention, Minneapolis, MN
  • Mullin, E. M., Shigeno, T., Gagnon, J., & Traschler, T. (2015, October). Understanding the development of moral disengagement from childhood to young adulthood in collegiate varsity athletes. Paper presented at the annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology Convention, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Leone, J. E., Mohammed, S., Mullin, E. M., & Rovito, M. (2015, April). Men accessing and learning to engage in health enhancing and learning programs: Development and testing of a conceptual model regarding to health care and public health implications. Paper presented at the annual Society for Public Health Education, Portland, OR.
  • Leone, J. E., Rovito, M. J., & Mullin, E. M. (2015, April). Man accessing and learning to engage in health-enhancing and learning programs (M.A.L.E.H.E.L.P.): Using modeling to inform public health and healthcare programming and policy. Paper presented at the annual Society for Public Health Education, Portland, OR.
  • Mullin, E. M. (2015, March). Demographic differences of heterosexist attitudes in women’s college athletes. Paper presented at the annual Society for Health and Physical Educators America Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • Mullin, E. M., & Matthews, T. (2015, March). Using cluster analysis to better program performance psychology of athletes. Paper presented at the annual Society for Health and Physical Educators America Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • Sortir, S., & Mullin, E. M. (October, 2014). Development of reliable, qualitative assessment measures for applied constructs. Paper presented at the annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology Convention, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Mullin, E. M. (2014, April). Relationship of heterosexism and team cohesion in women’s collegiate athletics. Paper presented at the annual Society for Health and Physical Educators America Convention, St. Louis, MO.
  • Mullin, E. M. (2014, April). Psychometrics of the Heterosexist Attitudes in Sport-Lesbian Scale. Paper presented at the annual Society for Health and Physical Educators America Convention, St. Louis, MO.
  • Mullin, E. M. (2013, April). Selection bias in sport psychology research: A mixed-method analysis. Paper presented at the annual American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Convention, Charlotte, NC.

Publications

  • Jones, L., Hutchinson, J. C., & Mullin, E. M. (in press). In the zone: An exploration of trait characteristics underlying variable affective responses to exercise. Paper submitted to the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.
  • Mullin, E. M., Leone, J. E., & Pottratz, S. (in press). Coming out experiences of a gay male volleyball player. The Sport Psychologist.
  • Mullin, E. M., & *Bergan, M. (in press). Cultural and occupational barriers facing women professionals in strength and conditioning. Paper accepted for a special half-issue of Strength and Conditioning Journal.
  • VanDyke, E., VanRaalte, J., Mullin, E. M., & Brewer, B. W. (2018). Self-talk and competitive balance beam performance. Sport Psychologist, 32, 32-31. doi: 10.1123/tsp.2016-0085.
  • Van Raalte, J. L., Cornelius, A. E., Mullin, E. M., & Brewer, B. W., *Van Dyke, E. D., Johnson, A. J., & Iwatsuki, T. (2018). I will use declarative self- self…or will I? Replication, extension, and meta-analyses. Sport Psychologist, 32, 16-25. doi: 10.1123/tsp.2016-0088.
  • Leone, J. E., Rovito, M. J., Mullin, E. M., Mohammed, S. D., & Lee, C. S. (advanced publication online). Development and testing of a conceptual model regarding men’s access to health care. American Journal of Men’s Health.
  • Mullin, E. M. (2016). Heterosexist attitudes and team cohesion in women’s collegiate athletics. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 9(1), 90-105. doi: 10.1123/jis.2015-0009.
  • Mullin, E. M. (2106). Further reliability and validity of the Heterosexist Attitudes in Sport–Lesbian scale. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 24, 26-34. doi:10.1123/wspaj.2014-0051.
  • Chapman, D. J., Doughty, K., Mullin, E. M., Pérez-Escamilla, R. (2015, August). Reliability of lactation assessment tools applied to overweight and obese women. Journal of Human Lactation, 1-8. doi: 10.1177/0890334415597903
  • Leone, J. E., Mullin, E. M., Mauer-Starkes, S., & Rovito, M. (2014). The Adolescent Body Image Satisfaction Scale (ABISS) for males: Exploratory factor analysis and implications for strength and conditioning professionals. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(9), 2657-2668. doi: 10.1519/ JSC.00000000000000439
  • Leone, J. E., Wise, K. A., Mullin, E. M., Harmon, W., Moreno, N., Drewniany, J. (2014). The effects of pubertal timing and alexithymia on symptoms of muscle dysmorphia and drive for muscularity in men. Psychology of Men and Masculinity. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0035920
  • Leone, J. E., Mullin, E. M., & Mohammed, S. (2014). Assessment and treatment of the medical needs of gay men, adolescents, and boys. In M. M. Kocet (Ed.) Counseling gay men, adolescents, & boys: A strengths-based resource guide for helping professionals and educators. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Mullin, E. M. (2013). Scale development: Heterosexist attitudes in women’s collegiate athletics. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 17(1), 1-21.
  • Magee, J. A., Kenney, D. A., & Mullin. E. M. (2012). Efficacy and advocacy for postural screening in public schools. Orthopaedic Nursing, 31(4), 232-235.
  • Mullin, E. M. (2009). Effective on-field communication: An element of success. Soccer Journal, 54(1), 26, 60.  

Spring 2017 Laurels Submissions

Elizabeth M. Mullin, PhD, assistant professor of physical education, was named a research fellow by SHAPE America in March 2017. This is a national award based on a record of successful research publications in the field of sport psychology and a history of service to the Research Council of SHAPE America.

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