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Lindsey Blom, President

Dr. Lindsey Blom, CMPC, AASP Fellow, Ball State University (BSU) Professor of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Faculty Athletics Representative, and Graduate Program Coordinator is a leading science-practice scholar whose work focuses on using sport for social change with an emphasis on positive youth development and using sport to promote peace at the individual, community, and international levels. As an invited roundtable expert, she has advised the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation and Hedayah on using sport to counter violent extremism and serves on the BOD for Dream Sports Africa and BSU’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. In her career, she has secured nearly a million dollars in externally funding, with a recent project involving exploring peace indicators of Liberian youth in a sport for development program, implementing sport for social change programs in India, Jordan, and Tajikistan, developing a values-based curriculum for recreational sport leagues, and investigating local afterschool sport for peace programs.

Dr. Blom has also co-authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and a book, Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Soccer. She has served as the Chair for the National Association for Sport & Physical Education Task Force authoring the 'maximizing benefits of youth sport' position statement and serves on AASP’s Journal of Applied Sport Psychology Editorial Board and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee. To accompany her educational and research experiences, Lindsey is a Hall of Fame Division I and former semi-professional soccer player, with a combined 20+ years of experience coaching youth soccer and working with youth through collegiate clients as a CMPC.