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Brandonn Harris, President Elect

Brandonn Harris, PhD (he/him) is the Program Director and Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology at Georgia Southern University. He is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and is listed on the USOPC Sport Psychology Registry. In 2022, Brandonn was inducted as an AASP Fellow. Throughout his 19 years as an AASP member, he served five years on the Certification Council and was Chair for two of those years. He also served on AASP’s Ethics Committee for 10 years (four as Chair), and was Coordinator of the Youth Sport SIG. Currently, he teaches AASP’s Ethics Course. Brandonn served as President of APA Division 47 and in two other executive committee roles for that organization. At Georgia Southern, he teaches courses in ethical issues in sport psychology, psychology of peak performance, exercise psychology, and oversees graduate students’ internships. He also co-founded the Georgia Southern Athletics Mental Performance Team, a collaborative endeavor and group that oversees the comprehensive mental training and mental health services for student-athletes. In addition to consulting with several professional, collegiate, and youth athletes, he actively publishes peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and delivers numerous national and international presentations pertaining to ethical issues in sport psychology, youth sport, athlete burnout, and athlete mental health. Brandonn’s undergraduate degree in exercise science was obtained at Truman State University. He holds master’s degrees in sport and exercise psychology and counseling, both from West Virginia University, where he also completed his PhD in sport and exercise psychology.