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Marc Lochbaum, Ph.D.  

Marc Lochbaum, Ph.D.

Exercise & Sport Psychology



Personal Webpage

Exercise & Sport Sciences, Rm 137
(806) 834-0882

Mailing Address:
Box 43021
Texas Tech University
Lubbock TX 79409-3021 USA


Administrative Positions

Ph.D., Arizona State

M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

B.S., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Current Positions and Teaching

Research Funding

I am a Professor in the Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences with a Research Fellow appointment in the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research at Texas Tech University. I teach exercise and sport psychology graduate and undergraduate courses.

My research is currently funded by the Department of Education for the next five years as I am a co-investigator on a 24.5 million USA dollar funded grant. My role is structuring high quality after school physical activity programs for children and youth in a poverty and educationally stricken area of Lubbock, Texas.

Research Interests

Research Planning

    My research interests include

    1. Personality and achievement goals in the physical activity context including both leisure time physical activity and competitive sport
    2. Motivational issues surrounding sport injury recovery
    3. Physical activity health disparities

    The research theories that I specifically examine include:

    1. Achievement Goal Theory
    2. Self-Determination Theory
    3. The Big Five Personalities

I am currently seeking cross cultural collaborations for projects that examine in some combination the theories/models that I am most familiar and physical activity pursuits including competitive sport of children to adults of groups typically marginalized and under researched. I am also open to exploring other theories to guide cross cultural research endeavors.

Consulting Experience


I consult with athletes concerning performance enhancement issues.