Richard Gordin is an emeritus professor at Utah State University. He has been at the university for 39 years. He is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health science and is an adjunct professor in the department of psychology. He was the department’s graduate coordinator for 15 years. Dr. Gordin has authored 100 articles and book chapters and has made 400 professional presentations at state, regional, national, and international conferences. He has been a sport psychology consultant for numerous athletic teams at his university, USA Gymnastics, USA Track and Field, US Ski and Snowboard Association and several professionals on the PGA and Champions Tours. He is the former chair of the certification committee of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). He is listed on the sport psychology and mental training registry of the United States Olympic Committee for the 2017-2020 quadrennium. He was the sport psychology consultant for the USA Women’s Gymnastics Team in Seoul in 1988 and a sport psychology consultant for the USA Track and Field Team for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He recently served as the consultant for the USA Nordic Combined Ski Team in Vancouver in 2010 and in Sochi 2014. During spring semester 2010 he was a visiting professor at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. During the summer of 2011 he was a visiting professor at the Academy of Physical Education and Sport in Gdansk, Poland.