Richard Gordin is an emeritus professor at Utah State University. He has been at the university for 40 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 authored 100 articles and book chapters and made 400 professional presentations at state, regional, national, and international conferences. He has been a 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 has been a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) since 1992 and was 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 and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) for the 2017-2020 quadrennium. He was the consultant for the USA Women’s Gymnastics Team in Seoul in 1988 and a mental skills consultant for the USA Track and Field Team for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He also 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.