Texas Tech University

Marc Lochbaum, Ph.D.


Email: marc.lochbaum@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-0882

Kinesiology and Sport Management, Rm 146

Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:30am - 11:30am

Marc Lochbaum, Ph.D.


  • 1998 — Ph.D., Arizona State
  • 1993 — M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • 1991 — B.S., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Courses Taught

  • KIN 3356 Principles of Sport Coaching
  • KIN 5303 Psychology of Sport

Research Funding

East Lubbock Promised Neighborhood Grant (ELPN): I am a co-investigator the ELPN 24.5 million USA dollar grant funded by the US Department of Education. 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. In addition, as of Summer of 2015, adult physical activity training programs will be run.

A Longitudinal Assessment of the Participation Process in Organized Youth Sports in Finland: This recently funded project for 100,000 Euros with the option of renewal for two more years will investigate the motivation and motor performance as determinants of sustained involvement in sport and physical activity settings among 10-12 years old children. My role is research design, analysis, and sharing in presentations and manuscript submissions concerning the role of achievement goals. The research home is the KIHU- Research Institute for Olympic Sports, Jyväskylä, Finland. 

Research Interests

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

Research Planning

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.

Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management

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    Box 43011, Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409
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