Humboldt State announced on Wednesday that psychology professor Amber Gaffney has been chosen as the school’s Faculty Athletics Representative.
Dr. Gaffney replaces Dr. Mary Glenn in a position that plays a critical role in ensuring academic integrity and student athlete well-being.
“I am excited to work with the coaches, staff and most importantly the student athletes,” Dr. Gaffney said in a press release. “I value student athletes’ work ethic and commitment to excellence in competition, the classroom and the university.
“As the incoming Faculty Athletics Representative, I am excited to contribute in a small way to this excellence and to help our student athletes achieve their full potential.”
Gaffney (’06, Psychology) earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Claremont Graduate University in 2014. Her research spans the breadth of social influence, social change, leadership, intergroup relations, and political psychology, from a social identity perspective.
Gaffney is also an accomplished athlete, who was a professional cyclist and raced for the US National Team. She values athletics and sport as part of a well rounded lifestyle and collegiate experience and recognizes the dedication that student athletes commit to their sport, teams, university, and educations.
Dr. Gaffney will begin her appointment on July 1.