Laboratory for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence

Lab Alumni

William Massey, PhD

Dr. Massey finished his PhD in May of 2013. He is currently an ad hoc lecturer at Carroll University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Aside from teaching, he is active in both research and applied practice. Dr. Massey is currently researching behavior change and self-regulatory functions in athletes, as well as talent development in youth living in impoverished areas. Dr. Massey also has his own consulting business in which he works with athletes both locally and nationally.
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Sasha Karnes, PhD

Dr. Karnes joined the Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater as an Assistant Professor in 2013. Her research interests are in disease prevention and health promotion. Specific research activities include the development and testing of web-based programming to increase health behaviors such as physical activity. Dr. Karnes teaches general coursework in psychology, and plans to assist with development of courses emphasizing health psychology.
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Missy Skurzewski-Servant, PhD

Dr. Skurzewski-Servant is currently within her 8th year at UW-Sheboygan, 6th year as Assistant Professor of Health, Exercise Science, & Athletics and since January has transitioned from the Athletic Director role to her current administrative position as Associate Campus Dean for Academic Affairs. 
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Jennifer MacKenzie Jacobs, MS

Ms. Jacobs is currently a 2nd year doctoral student in the Department of Educational Psychology at Northern Illinois University. Her research interests are in the field of youth development, more specifically examining how sport and exercise can be a vehicle for delivering life skills to youth. Her future aspirations are to teach at a university, continue running outreach programs for at-risk youth, and publish research in her field. In addition to her education, she teaches health and fitness programs at schools in Chicago, IL, and she is the founder and director of a summer camp in Chicago that seeks to empower youth through teaching life skills and promoting an active lifestyle. 
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Michelle Kania, MS

Ms. Kania currently works as a physical therapy extender at Dreyer Medical Clinic in Aurora, IL. She oversees patient's completing therapeutic exercise programs for a variety of orthopedic conditions. After many years in the traditional setting this setting appealed to her because it allows for greater work-life balance. She is also currently working with a group to develop fee-for-service programs for general athletic development, video gait analysis, and video throwing analysis.
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Holly Tamm, MS, CSCS

Ms. Tamm is the owner of two Personal Training studios, Fitness Together Mequon and Fitness Together Whitefish Bay. She is also the Strength and Conditioning Coach at DSHA High School and has been there for the past 8 years.  She is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and is a Certified TRX Suspension Trainer and TRX Rip Trainer Specialist.  She is also the creator and founder of One Up Training, a mobile and female-athlete-only strength and conditioning company.