Christopher Stanley, Ph.D.: April 2017 Author Series Nominee

Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Stanley, our 44th honoree in the FGCU Author Series of recently published books authored or edited by FGCU faculty and staff. Dr. Stanley’s book, Understanding Lifespan Development, will be featured on the Library website during the month of April 2017 and displayed on a poster in the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area.

Before arriving at FGCU, Dr. Stanley was a tenured Associate Professor at Winston-Salem State University. He also was a part-time faculty member in the Sport and Exercise Psychology graduate program at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Dr. Stanley received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago in Applied Psychology. His graduate work includes a Master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Florida State University and a doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Loyola University-Chicago.

Dr. Stanley’s research and writing interests are broadly linked with the psychosocial aspects of health, exercise and sport behaviors. He has published numerous manuscripts in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, and regularly presents papers and workshops at national and regional conferences. Dr. Stanley has been awarded certification as a Sport and Exercise Psychology consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CC-AASP) and is listed on the US Olympic Committee (USOC) Registry of Sport Psychology practitioners. To that end, Dr. Stanley is involved with USA Track and Field (USATF), doing performance enhancement work with future and current US Olympic athletes.

Each month a recent book authored by FGCU staff or faculty is selected and placed on display with an accompanying poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area. The author and book are also featured on the Library’s website, news blog, and Facebook page. FGCU faculty and staff are encouraged to notify the relevant subject specialist librarian if they publish a book.