Ashley Duguay holds a PhD from the University of Windsor (Kinesiology – Sport and Exercise Psychology) along with a Master’s of Human Kinetics (Sport and Exercise Psychology) from the University of Windsor and a Master’s of Education (Sport Leadership) from the Center for Sport Leadership (CSL) at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her graduate research centered on athlete leadership, with her master’s thesis focused on the development, implementation, and evaluation of an athlete leadership development program for varsity athletes, and her dissertation focused on understanding shared leadership and emotional intelligence in relation to athlete leadership. Her research has recently expanded to also include topics associated with high-impact teaching and learning in the field of sport and exercise psychology, especially as it relates to distance education.
In addition to her role as an adjunct instructor, Ashley works as a Mental Performance Consultant (MPC) and is a professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA). She is a trained Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE) instructor and an approved CMPC mentor through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). As an MPC, Ashley seeks to facilitate the development of skills, attitudes, qualities, processes and perspectives that support her clients’ (e.g., athletes, teams, coaches, sport organizations) mental performance while helping them achieve positive personal development and performance improvement. Her interest in this field has been directly influenced by her experiences in sport (especially team sports) as an athlete and coach.
Areas of Expertise
- College sport (athletes, coaches, and teams)
- Youth sport (atheltes, coaches, and teams)
- Athlete leadership
- High-impact teaching and learning in the field of sport and exercise psychology, especially as it relates to distance education