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    Athletic Training and Exercise Science Facilities
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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

Liz Mullin (she/they) is an associate professor and department chair of exercise science and athletic training. She teaches graduate research and statistics courses with the aim to encourage students to think and write critically about what data does and does not say. She explores how gender and sexual orientation impact one’s experiences in sport and physical activity. Mullin also holds leadership positions with the local YMCA. She received the NAKHE Hally Beth Poindexter Young Scholar Award and the SHAPE America Mabel Lee Award. She is a fellow for SHAPE America and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Research Interests

  • Gender and sexuality in sport and physical activity

Courses Taught

  • RSCH 610 - Foundations and Methods
  • RSCH 620 - Educational Psychology Statistics I
  • RSCH 612 - Thesis Proposal Design
  • RSCH 720 - Educational Psychology Statistics II
  • RSCH 740 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling

Certifications and Memberships

  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Association for Applied Sport Psychology
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association

Selected Works

Presentations

  • Ede., A., Vargas, T., Mullin, E. M., Cullagh, P., & Watson II, J. C. (2021, October). Transitioning into academic leadership positions: What to know and consider. Panel presented at the annual conference for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Bennett, H., Mullin, L., & Tibbetts, E. (2021, March). Teaching social justice. Panel discussion at the Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology Virtual Discussion.
  • Coakley, S., D’Andrea, Kennedy, J., & Mullin, E. (2021, March). Promoting diversity and inclusion in sport psychology domains; Discussing perceptions & practices in the field. Panel session at Association for Applied Sport Psychology New England Regional Annual Conference, Virtual Conference.
  • Shaffer, K., Meir, G., Hutchinson, J., Mullin, E. M., & Zakrajsek, R. A. (2020, October). How does she do it? Women in academia share their unique stories about finding their way in sport psychology. Panel presented at the annual conference for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Virtual Conference.
  • Mullin, E. M., Halbrook, M. K., Grace, A., & Haworth, C. (2020, October). Validation of the Sexual Prejudice in Sport Scale in the United States. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Virtual Conference.
  • Mullin, E. M., Halbrook, M. K., & Socolow, R. M. (2020, March). Heterosexist attitudes and cohesion and in men’s collegiate athletics. Paper accepted to be presented at the annual Social Justice though Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium, Knoxville, TN. [Convention Cancelled due to COVID-19].
  • Mullin, E. M., Cook, S., Socolow, R., Wooley, S. E., & Grace, A. (2019, July). If you build it, they will come out: Developing an LGB inclusive environment in US collegiate athletics. Paper presented at the quadrennial European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Münster, Germany.
  • Mullin, E. M., & Socolow, R. (2018, October). Inclusive language for working with transgender athletes. Workshop presented at the annual conference for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Hutchinson, J., Feit, A., Pottratz, S., Mullin, E., Santich, S., Zenko, Z., Dalton, P., Mendoza, R., & Andoll, K. (2018, October). Non-conscious influences during exercise: An examination of priming effects. Symposium presented at the annual conference for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Cook, S., & Mullin, E. M. (2019, October). Coaches’ attitudes towards lesbian and gay male athletes by gender and divisions. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Portland, OR.
  • Socolow, R., & Mullin, E. M. (2019, October). Consulting with transgender athletes: The impact of institutional policy. Workshop to be presented at the annual conference for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Portland, OR.
  • Halbrook, M. K., Mullin, E. M., & Sheehy, T. L. (2019, March). What’s the point of this training? Assessing LGBTQ+ diversity-related programming for athletes, coaches, and athletic department administrators. Paper presented at the annual Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium, Hillsboro, OR.

Publications

  • Mullin, E. M., Hutchinson, J. C., Mellano, K. T., Bird, J. M., & Karageorghis, C. I. (2021). Impact of COVID-19 restrictions on mental health and physical activity among LGBQAP and heterosexual adults. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/19359705.2021.1995097
  • Waldron, J. J., & Mullin, E. M. (2021). Queer, non-biological mothers: Competing, marginalized athletic identities. Journal of Homosexuality. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2021.1999120
  • Karageorghis, C. I., Bird, J. M., Hutchinson, J. C., Hamer, M., Delevoye-Turrell, Y. N., Guérin, S. M. R., Mullin, E. M., Mellano, K. T., Parsons-Smith, R. L., Terry, V. R., & Terry, P. C. (2021). Physical activity and mental well-being under COVID-19 lockdown: A multination study. BMC Publish Health, 21(988), 1-13. https://www.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-10931-5
  • Mullin, E. M., & Cook, S. (2021). Collegiate coach attitudes towards lesbians and gay men. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 16(3), 519-527. https://www.doi.org/10.1177/1747954120977130
  • Pottratz, S., T., Hutchinson, J. C., Karageoghis, C. I., Mullin, E. M., & Zenko, S. (2021). Prime movers: Effects of subliminal primes, music, and music-video on psychological response to exercise. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 55(2), 112-122. https//www.doi.org/10.1093/abm/kaaa036
  • Jenkins, C.L., Ouellette, K., Thompson, B., Mullin E. M., & Leinung, M. (2020). Performance in transgender females versus cisgender males and females. Online Journal of Exercise Physiology, 23(6), 62-76.
  • Mullin, E. M., Leone, J. E., & Margolis, G. (2020). Heterosexist Attitudes in Sport – Gay Men scale: Development and initial validation. Journal of Sport Behavior, 43(1), 71-102.
  • Jones, L., Hutchinson, J. C., & Mullin, E. M. (2018). In the zone: An exploration of trait characteristics underlying variable affective responses to exercise. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 40(5), 249-258. https://www.doi.org/10.1123/jsep.2017-0360
  • Mullin, E. M., Leone, J. E., & Pottratz, S. (2018). Coming out experiences of a gay male volleyball player. The Sport Psychologist, 32, 226-236. https://www.doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2017-0040
  • Mullin, E. M., & Bergan, M. (2018). Cultural and occupational barriers facing women professionals in strength and conditioning. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 40(6), 15-20. https://www.doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000379

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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