Mark Aoyagi, PhD, is director of sport & performance psychology and an assistant professor at the University of Denver. Mark earned a PhD in counseling psychology with an emphasis in sport psychology from the University of Missouri in 2006 and was the sport psychology post doctoral fellow at the University of Southern California. Prior to that, he completed a bachelorís in exercise and sport science and a bachelorís in psychology from the University of Utah in 1999 and a masterís in kinesiology, with a sport psychology emphasis, from Georgia Southern University in 2001. Mark is a recognized sport psychology consultant and has worked with several Division I athletic departments as well as professional and Olympic athletes. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado, a certified consultant, AASP (Association of Applied Sport Psychology) and is listed in the USOC Sport Psychology Registry. His areas of expertise include performance excellence, team effectiveness, and sport as a mechanism for personal growth and social change. Mark is active in several professional organizations including the American Psychological Association and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology; and has publications and national conference presentations on the topics of theory informing practice, team effectiveness, ethics, and training and supervision among others.