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Dr.  Amber M Shipherd

Dr. Amber M Shipherd

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: 2220 - Lantz
Phone: (217) 581-3999
Email: amshipherd@eiu.edu
Website: http://ambershipherd.weebly.com/

Amber Shipherd's Vita
Spring 2014 Office Hours:
Tuesdays 1 - 3:30pm
Wednesdays 11 - 11:45am
Thursdays 10 - 10:45am

Current Syllabi


Ph.D. (2013) Texas Tech University - College of Education - Educational Psychology: Exercise & Sport Sciences minor 
M.S. (2010) The Florida State University - College of Education - Educational Psychology/Sport and Exercise Psychology; Certificate in Program Evaluation
B.S. (2004) University of California, Davis - College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Human Development: Psychology minor

Professional Organizations

Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) 
 North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)
 American Psychological Association (APA)


  • Effective applied sport/exercise/performance psychology practices, techniques, and interventions
  • Athlete peer leadership development
  • Sport injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Self-efficacy in sport and exercise
  • Effective practices for online learning and instruction in sport and exercise psychology

Selected Publications

Refereed Publications
Podlog, L., Kleinert, J., Dimmock, J., Miller, J., & Shipherd, A. M. (2012). A parental perspective on adolescent injury rehabilitation and return to sport experiences. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 24, 175-190.
Dietrich, F., Shipherd, A. M., Gershgoren, L., Filho, E. M., Basevitch, I. (2012). Sport psychology group consultation using social networking websites. Psychological Services, 9(3), 323-324. 
Non-Refereed Publications
Zito, M. D., Herzog, T., & Shipherd, A. M. (2013, Spring). What’s in a name? Some ins and outs of representing yourself. Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Newsletter, 17-18.  

Selected Conference Presentations

Selected presentations:

Shipherd, A. M., Murray, M. A., & Basevitch, I. (2013, October). Keeping up with the Joneses: Transitioning from face-to-face to virtual classes. Refereed abstract presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, p. 149. Indianapolis, IN: AASP. (International conference).

Basevitch, I., Shipherd, A. M., Siwatu, K. O., & Barcza Renner, K. (2013, October). Can’t we all just get along? A two-phase innovative approach to team building with a U.S. collegiate rugby team. Refereed abstract presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, p. 56. Indianapolis, IN: AASP. (International Conference).
Shipherd, A. M. (2013, March). O captain! My captain! A qualitative evaluation of a leadership training program for collegiate athlete peer leaders. Paper presented at the Twelfth Annual Graduate Research Poster Competition, Lubbock, TX.
Shipherd, A. M., Basevitch, I., Filho, E. M., & Gershgoren, L. (2012, October). A scientist-practitioner approach to an on-field assessment of mental skills in collegiate soccer. Refereed abstract presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, p. 90. Indianapolis, IN: AASP. (International conference).

Funding & Grants

Faculty Development Grant, Eastern Illinois University, 2013
Summer Dissertation Research Award Grant, Texas Tech University, 2013
NASPSPA Graduate Student Award for International Conference Travel, North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, 2011

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