Robert C. Eklund University of Stirling, UK, Florida State University, USA
Robert C. Eklund, PhD, is currently Professor and Chair in Physical Activity and Health in the School of Sport at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Previously, and while working on this encyclopedia, he served as Distinguished Professor of Sport Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University. His doctoral degree was earned at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Exercise and Sport Science with a specialization in sport and exercise psychology. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK).
Dr. Eklund has published more than 75 peer-reviewed articles, co-edited (with Gershon Tenenbaum) the prestigious Handbook of Sport Psychology (3rd ed.), Measurement in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Critical Readings in Sport Psychology, and Critical Readings in Exercise Psychology, in addition to having coauthored two measurement manuals on Flow, and authored or co-authored 12 book chapters in edited sport and exercise psychology compendia. Eklund has presented his research and participated as a keynote lecturer and invited colloquia speaker at numerous conferences worldwide.
With regard to professional service to the field, Dr. Eklund is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, the premier journal in the field, and has served in that capacity since January 2003. He has also served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and Section Editor (Psychology) for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. In addition to providing editorial review services for a range of scholarly journals, Eklund presently serves as an editorial/advisory board member for The Sport Psychologist, Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, Pamukkale Journal of Sport Sciences, and Hacettepe Journal of Sport Sciences. In the past, he has also served on the editorial boards for the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology and the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology.