Jenny L. Withycombe

Assistant Professor, Exercise Science

503-352-3013

jwithyco@pacificu.edu

UC Box: A154

Office: Stoller Center 114

Education

PhD in Kinesiology and Sport Studies, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Grad. Cert. in Women's Studies, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

MAT in Elementary/Early Childhood Education, Willamette University, Salem, OR

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Willamette University, Salem, OR

Published Works

Withycombe, J.L. (2011). Intersecting Selves: African American Female Athletes Experiences of Sport. Sociology of Sport Journal, 28(4).

Wrisberg, C.A., Withycombe, J.L., Loberg, L., & Simpson, D. (2011). NCAA Division-I Administrators’ Perceptions of the Benefits of Sport Psychology Services and Possible Roles for a Consultant. The Sport Psychologist, (in press).

Wrisberg, C.A., Loberg, L., Simpson, D., & Withycombe, J.L. and Reed, A. (2011). NCAA Division-I Coaches’ Openness to Using Mental Training Services and Support of a Role for a Sport Psychology Consultant at Their Institutions. The Sport Psychologist, 24(4), 489-503.

Fisher, L.A., Withycombe, J.L., & Prewitt, T.R. (Winter, 2010).  Putting one’s “game face” on: Media representations of female athletes.  The Moving Towards Justice Series: A Project of NAGWS’ Inclusion & Social Justice Committee.

Wrisberg, C.A., Simpson, D., Loberg, L., Withycombe, J.L., & Reed, A. (2009).  NCAA Division-I student-athletes' receptivity to mental skills training by sport psychology consultants.  The Sport Psychologist, 23(4), 470-486.

Withycombe, J.L. (Spring, 2009).  More beautiful in motion than standing still.  Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal


INTERNATIONAL/REFEREED PRESENTATIONS

Withycombe, J.L. (2012). Topics of Diversity in Canadian Athletics.  York University. Toronto, Canada.

Withycombe, J.L.  (2010). Intersecting Selves: African American Female Athletes’ Experiences of Gender, Race, and Identity.  6th Meeting of the Transnational Working Group for the Study of Gender and Sport.  Bath, United Kingdom.

Withycombe, J.L. (2009).  The Faces of Women’s Athletics: A Look at Racialized Media Depictions of African American Female Athletes.  7th European Feminist Research Conference.  Utrecht, Netherlands.

Withycombe, J.L. (2008).  Social Construction and Psychological Impact of Media Representations on African American Intercollegiate Female Athletes.  University of Copenhagen, Summer Institute.  Copenhagen, Denmark.

 


NATIONAL/REFEREED PRESENTATIONS

Withycombe, J.L. (2011). Pre-Conference Workshop: Diversity and Inclusion in Educational and Sport Settings. Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). National Conference. Honolulu, HI.

Withycombe, J.L. (2011). Intersecting Selves: African American Female Athlete’s Experiences of Gender, Race, and Identity. The Fourth Annual Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics. NCAA Annual Convention. San Antonio, TX.

Withycombe, J.L. (2010). Smart and Athletic: Investigating the Social Construction and Psychological Reality of African American Intercollegiate Female Athletes. Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). National Conference. Providence, RI.

Withycombe, J.L. (2010). Recognizing Oppression: A Workshop on Cultural Diversity within Intercollegiate Athletics. International Sport for Development and Peace Association (ISDPA). Boston, MA.

Withycombe, J.L. (2008).  The Faces of Women’s Athletics: A Look at Racialized Media Depictions of African American Female Athletes (1977-2007).  Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) National Conference.  St. Louis, MO.

Wrisberg, C.A., Loberg, L., Simpson, D., & Withycombe, J.L. (2008).  Perceptions of the role and value of sport psychology services among presidents, athletic directors, coaches, and athletes at NCAA division I universities.  Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) National Conference.  St. Louis, MO.

Withycombe, J.L. (2008).  Media in Higher Education:  Media Representations and Stereotyping Among African American Female Athletes.  Association for Gender Equity Leadership Education (AGELE) National Conference.  Peabody, MA.

Withycombe, J.L. (2008).  The Faces of Women’s Athletics: A Look at Racialized Media Depictions of African American Female Athletes (1977-2007).  Graduate Student Colloquium, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.  University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (Poster Presentation).

Withycombe, J.L. (2008).  Misconceptions of Equality: A Legal Analysis of the Progress Brought on by Title IX.  Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Regional Conference. Charlotte, NC.     

Withycombe, J.L. (2011). Barry University Distinguished Lecture Series:  Empowering Culturally Conscious Leaders in Athletics and in Life. School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences. Miami, FL.

Withycombe, J.L. (2011). Diversity in Collegiate Event and Facilities Management (CEFMA). National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. Orlando, FL.

Withycombe, J.L. (2010). The MAC and Diversity. Mid-American Conference. Cleveland, OH.

Withycombe, J.L. (2010).  Issues of Diversity in Intercollegiate Athletics.  Ithaca College.  Ithaca, New York.

Withycombe, J.L. (2010).  Cultural Relevancy and Intercollegiate Athletics.  Michigan Intercollegiate Athletics Association.  Albion, Michigan.

 


Professional Associations

Council for Responsible Sport (CRS 2011-2012)

International Sport for Development and Peace Association (ISDPA) (2010-2012)

Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) (2010-2012)

Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) (2007-2012)

National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) (2007-2010)

Association for Gender Equity Leadership Education (AGELE) (2008-2009)

Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA) (2007-2008)

 


Professional Honors and Awards

Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, AASP (2011-2014)

Award, A.W. Hobt Memorial Teaching Award, Knoxville, TN (2007-2008)

Member, Mortar Board Honors Society, Salem, OR (2001-2002)

Member, Psi Chi Honors Society, Salem, OR (2001-2002)