Faculty and Staff

Sarah Castillo, PhD, CMPC

Director of Sport and Performance Psychology

Dr. Sarah Castillo completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at UCLA, her master’s degree in kinesiology at Cal State Long Beach and her PhD in education at the University of Idaho. Her graduate research projects built on one another, with her master’s thesis focusing on the impact of coach and athlete compatibility on levels of…

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Wendell Otto

Sport and Performance Psychology Assistant Professor, EdD-SPP Alumnus

Dr. Wendell Otto is an assistant professor in the sport performance and psychology program. He is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and is listed on the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. Dr. Otto obtained his undergraduate degree in physical education from George Fox University….

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Michelle J. Cox, PhD

Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Michelle J. Cox has a PhD in human development and family sciences, with doctoral minors in counseling and gerontology from Oregon State University. She earned an MA in counseling from George Fox University. Her doctoral research, on the topic of transcendence, focused on leisure, physical health behaviors and volunteer activities as predictors of mental…

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