In This Issue

Communication coordinator's column

Topic and article ideas are always welcome.

By Christopher M. Bader, PhD

Hi everyone!

I hope the spring newsletter finds you doing well. I was recently selected as the newsletter editor for Div. 47. Upon arrival at the mid-winter meeting, I found out the position was shifting/changing! Please see the new position description in the column on bylaw changes. Nevertheless, I am excited about the opportunity to become more involved in the division and am looking forward to the challenges ahead.

A little about me, I am currently working at the University of Colorado Boulder after spending the last five years at the University of Oklahoma. I have a great partner (Dr. LaTisha Bader) and two wonderful (most of the time) dogs – a Chihuahua (Dr. Murphy) and a Great Dane (Bula; pronounced boo-lah).

As part of my editorial duties, I will be looking for content ideas. I think some of the issues Dr. Petrie mentioned above will be good fodder for discussion/publication in the future. His No. 6 point is one that resonates with a number of us in the field and I would welcome some feedback or commentary on that issue.

In future issues, I would like to host a series of interviews with individuals doing work in the field. Specifically, I would like to interview those individuals working on the "hot button" topics within the field of sport and exercise psychology. So, again, if you have ideas or would like to be considered, let me know! Ideally, I will also pick a topic of the issue and interview two people on different sides of said issue. Examples may include licensure, certification, training programs, etc.

We all appreciate you reading this issue and we welcome your interest and involvement in the field and the division. All my best, and until next time, keep up the good work!