William V. Massey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
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School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families
Academic interests: 

Dr. Massey’s line of research focuses on the role of sport, play, and physical activity on cognitive and social development for children growing up in low-income and/or high violent communities. Within this, he focuses on how engagement in physically active environments can contribute to the development of children who are at risk for physical, cognitive, and social disparities.


PhD, Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
MS, Psychosocial Kinesiology, Southern Illinois University
BA, Sport Studies, Central Michigan University
Dr. Massey is a Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

My Publications


Journal Article

M. A. Whitley and Massey, W. V., Navigating tensions in qualitative research: methodology, geography, personality and beyond, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, vol. 514175644, no. 2, pp. 1 - 12, 2018.


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