DR. Anne Shadle


JUNE, 2020

Dr. Anne Shadle is a Senior Research Psychologist for the Aeromedical Operational and Clinical Psychology branch within the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. She is the lead researcher in translating sport psychology to elite performance in military operations. 

While earning her B.S. in Exercise Science at the University of Nebraska, Dr. Shadle was a two-time NCAA National Champion in the sport of Track and Field. Following graduation, Shadle ran three years professionally for Reebok and was a 2008 Olympic Trials semifinalist. Dr. Shadle earned her Ph.D. Sport Psychology from the University of Missouri. Her research focused on understanding the psycho-emotional challenges, preparations and responses of Olympic Gold Medal-winning athletes. Shadle is a certified mental performance consultant (CMPC), chair of psychological services for USA Track and Field, and is a member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s (USOPC) Sport Psychology Registry. She also serves as a performance consultant for MLB and NBA by advising performance enhancement and mental health programming.

Dr. Anne Shadle has partnered with youth, high school, college, professional and Olympic athletes and coaches to develop sport science, psychology, performance trainings and educational initiatives that spur positive sport activities, improve athletic outcomes, and improve the overall sport experience for athletes and coaches. Her dissertation focused understanding the psycho-emotional challenges, preparations and responses of Olympic Medal-winning athletes. She is heavily involved with coaching education, long-term athlete development programming and certification for the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), USATF, and USA Baseball.

What I respect most about Dr. Shadle is we worked side by side to assist each other during the dissertation writing period. We co-defended our dissertations in the same session. There was a tremendous amount of crossover with our research so we shared the responsibility and workload. I know I would not have been able to accomplish the dream of earning a Ph.D. without such a great teammate. I’m grateful to have her on the Beyond Sets and Reps Podcast.

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