A professor in East Carolina University’s Department of Kinesiology has been named a Fellow of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).
Dr. Thomas Raedeke, who also serves as the graduate program director, was recognized with the honor at the annual conference in October.
Dr. Glen Gilbert, dean of the College of Health and Human Performance, said of Raedeke, “We are proud of this international recognition. As a sport psychologist, most of his research is on motivation. He enjoys modeling concepts from sport psychology on motivation and leadership in the classroom setting,”
The recognition honors Raedeke’s significant contributions to academic and professional practice knowledge in sport and exercise psychology.
Raedeke joined ECU in 1998 and became a certified consultant in 2002. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses. His research interests include the social psychology of sport and exercise and enhancing motivation and mental health with an emphasis on physical activity.
Raedeke has been recognized with other awards. In 2006, he received the UNC Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award and the ECU Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2005. He also received the East Carolina Scholars-Teacher Award in 2004.
Raedeke received a doctoral degree in exercise and movement science from the University of Oregon, a master’s degree in physical education from the University of Idaho and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Concordia College.
The AASP promotes ethical practice, science, and advocacy in the field of sport and exercise psychology. Since 1986, the AASP has been an international, multidisciplinary professional organization that offers certification to qualified professionals in the field of sport and exercise psychology. With more than 2,200 members in 54 countries, AASP is a worldwide leader.