About the Author
Jean M. Williams is a professor emeritus at the University of Arizona where she served in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and the Department of Psychology. She taught courses in stress and coping and psychology of excellence and consulted with intercollegiate athletes and coaches and with top amateur and professional athletes as well as supervised consulting. Dr. Williams has published nine books (seven edited) and more than 100 research articles and book chapters. Her research focused on psychology of injury, psychology of excellence, group dynamics and productivity, and exercise and mental health. She is a past president, fellow, and certified consultant in the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology. Vikki Krane is a professor with the School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies at Bowling Green State University. Her research focuses on gender and sexuality issues in sport psychology. Dr. Krane is a former editor of The Sport Psychologist and the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal and has been an editorial board member for the Psychology of Sport and Exercise, The Sport Psychologist, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, and Qualitative Research in Sport & Exercise. She is a fellow of AASP and the National Academy of Kinesiology. As a certified consultant, AASP, Krane has consulted with a variety of athletes, including high school, rising elite adolescents, and college athletes.