2021 E.C Davis Lecturer
Dr. Pete Van Mullem
Dr. Pete Van Mullem
Pete Van Mullem is a professor in movement and sport sciences at Lewis-Clark State College. He has over 14 years of professional experience in coaching and administrative positions at the middle school, high school, small college, and NCAA Division II and Division I levels. He serves on the editorial board for the International Sport Coaching Journal, is the editor-in-chief for PHE America, and the director of Sport Coach America.
Van Mullem served as a member of the National Standards for Sport Coaches Revision Task Force. A published author, Pete co-authored two books: To Be a Better Coach: A Guide for the Youth Sport Coach and Coach Developer and the National Standards for Sport Coaches. In addition, he has published over 40 articles related to coach development.
2021 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Jenny O
Dr. Jenny O
Dr. Jenny O (she/her/hers) is an Associate Professor at Cal State East Bay in Hayward, CA USA. She completed her H.B.P.H.E. at Laurentian University (Sudbury, ON Canada), her M.H.K. at the University of Windsor under the supervision of Dr. Krista (Munroe) Chandler (Windsor, ON Canada), and her Ph.D. at The University of Western Ontario under the supervision of Dr. Craig Hall (London, ON Canada). An active researcher, Dr. O’s work centers upon two core areas: examining mental skills in the context of sport learning and performance, and examining the efficacy of different cognitive-behavioral approaches to enhance adult learning, performance, and experience. Dr. O is the co-founder of her department’s Kinesiology Research Group (KRG) and the current Director of Cal State East Bay's Center for Student Research (CSR).
Dr. O also serves as an at-large academic senator for her campus' Academic Senate and Senate Executive Committee, as the Communications Director for the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, and offers pro bono mental performance coaching to Cal State East Bay student-athletes and teams. She is a fellow of the American Kinesiology Association Leadership Institute, and is actively involved in her campus’ AAPI faculty and staff community who are focused on anti-racist and inclusive community work. Since stepping into the CSR directorship in 2017, Dr. O has more than doubled the number of students supported by the Center, more than doubled the number of faculty members who serve as mentors to the Center's scholars, and increased the Center’s funding dramatically. Currently, Dr. O is focused on continuing to expand the CSR, and is actively pursuing new partnerships as well as funding opportunities to support more Cal State East Bay students.