Jaclyn P. Maher Pennsylvania State University

a bit about me:

In August 2017, I joined the faculty in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As the co-director of the Physical Activity and Lifetime Wellness Lab, my research incorporates real-time data capture methodologies (e.g., ecological momentary assessment) with remote sensing and communication technologies (e.g., smartphones, accelerometers, GPS) to better understand physical activity and sedentary behavior.  My current lines of research include: 

  • Motivational Processes Underlying Health Behaviors

  • Impact of Health Behaviors on Well-Being

  • Health Behavior Co-Occurrence

  • Feasibility, Acceptability, and Validity of Ecological Momentary Assessment Methods

Our lab recently received funding from the National Institute on Aging to follow older adults over a one year period to explore motivational differences between older adults classified as physical activity adopters and maintainers. Our team is excited to begin this study in early 2021.

*I am currently recruiting a PhD student for Fall 2021.

& PRESENTATIONS

Education

& CERTIFICATIONS

PHILOSOPHY

Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University (2015)

  Concentration: Psychology of Physical Activity

  Advisor: David Conroy, Ph.D.

 

M.S. in Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University (2012)

  Concentration: Psychology of Physical Activity

  Advisor: David Conroy, Ph.D.

 

B.S. in Kinesiology and Psychology, Pennsylvania State University (2010)

 

Employment

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (August 2017-Present)

  Director of Sedentary behavior and Movement of Adults in Real-Time (SMART) Lab

      Department of Kinesiology

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Southern California (June 2015-July 2017)

  Advisor: Genevieve Dunton, Ph.D.

  Real-Time Eating Activity and Children's Heatlh Lab, Department of Preventive Medicine

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania State University (August 2010-May 2015)

 

Graduate Research Assistant, Pennsylvania State University (August 2010-May 2015)

  Advisor: David Conroy, Ph.D.

 

Academic Service

University/Departmental Service

Member, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. (August 1, 2020 - Present)

 

Member, Undergraduate Studies Committee. (August 1, 2020 - Present)

Executive Committee Member, Gerontology, Research, Outreach, Workforce, & Teaching Hub (GROWTH). (April 1, 2020 - Present)

 

Professional Service

Committee Co-Chair, Rapid Communication Annual Meeting Submissions, Society of Behavioral Medicine. (October 1, 2020 - Present).

 

Committee Member, Communications and Public Information Committee, American College of Sports Medicine. (June 1, 2020 - Present).

 

Editorial Review Board Member, Psychology & Health. (January 1, 2020 - Present).

 

Committee Member, Grant Review Committee, American College of Sports Medicine. (January 1, 2019 - Present).

 

Editorial Review Board Member, Psychology of Sport and Exercise. (January 24, 2018 - Present).

 

Junior Co-chair, Theories and Techniques of Behavior Change Special Interest Group, Society of Behavioral Medicine. (April 1, 2017 - April 1, 2020).