B.S. in Physical Education; Lander University, 2009
M.S in Kinesiology; Augusta State University, 2012
Ph.D. in Kinesiology; University of Georgia, Expected 2018
Decision-Making in Sport
Mentoring in Physical Education and Sport
Ebony Nicole McCluney, who goes by Nicole McCluney, is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University. Additionally, she is also a doctoral candidate in the department. Her dissertation is titled, “An Investigation of High School Teacher/Coaches’ Navigation of Dual Occupational Roles.”
As a doctoral student, McCluney earned the Mary Ella Lunday Soule Award (a merit-based research scholarship) for 2016-2017 and the Anne E. Jewett Award for the 2017-2018 academic year. She has presented her research at two international professional conferences including the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) Global Conference held in Liverpool, United Kingdom and the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists (PAADS) 2017 Research Symposium held in Daytona, Florida. She has also given four national presentations at conferences such as the National Coaching Conference in Atlanta, Georgia (2017) and in Morgantown, West Virginia (2015) in addition to the Journal of Language and Literacy Education Winter Conference in 2015 and 2016.
McCluney has written a chapter for an edited, interdisciplinary book, which was published in November 2017; published four manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals; and is currently working on three other manuscripts for publication.
She also contributed to the profession by assuming roles such as managing editor of the PAADS Athlete Development Research Digest, Kinesiology Graduate Student Advisory Committee — sport pedagogy representative, editor of the SIRL Annual newsletter and the corresponding secretary for the Graduate and Professional Scholars (GAPS).
McCluney, E. N., McCullick, B. A., & Schempp, P. G. A peer-reviewed journal of sports, published by the United States Sports Academy.
McCluney, E. N., Fallaize, A., & Schempp, P. (2018). How Today’s Mentoring Relationships Can Influence Tomorrow’s Physical Education. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 89(3), 34-37.
McCluney, E.N. (2017). Physical activities and challenges in the after-school setting. In, P. Tomporowski & P. Schwanenflugel, (Eds.), The Physical Activity and Learning After-School Program (pp. 101-119). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Dexter, M.R., Fallaize, A., McCluney, E.N., & Schempp, P. (2017). How teams fail: Is your program headed towards destruction? Techniques for Track & Field and Cross Country Magazine, 11(1), 26-31.
McCluney, E.N. (2017). Student-athletes combating dual roles. PAADS Athlete Development Research Digest, 2(11), 12-13.