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Kristen Dieffenbach, Public Relations and Outreach Division Head

Dr. Kristen Dieffenbach has a Ph.D. in exercise science with an emphasis in exercise and sport psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CMPC). Her areas of educational, research, and consultation concentration include coaching education, professional issues in coaching, ethics in coaching, and athlete talent development. She has worked on numerous grants, projects, and consultations in these areas for the United States Olympic Committee, US Anti-Doping Agency, United States Tennis Association, USA Cycling, USA Hockey, USATriathlon, US Paralympics, USA Water Polo, and Peaks Coaching Group.  In addition to her research work, Kristen has authored and co-authored numerous book chapters, and writes for numerous applied publications.