Below is a list of faculty that are active in the department, and available to students with course specific questions. If you need administrative support, we encourage you to refer your questions to one of the following;

  • The Chair of the department (see below) can address detailed program questions, including program requirements, planning and selection, research opportunities, graduate studies, and more.
  • The Academic advisor, if available, can offer support including course registration and course load, important dates, academic policies and more.
  • The Academic Deans serve as the academic and administrative anchors to the professors within their Faculties or Schools as well as the students.

Faculty of the Sports Studies Department:

Dr. Maxime Trempe

Dr. Maxime Trempe

Associate Professor – Chair of Sports Studies

Dr. Trempe joined the Sports Studies program in 2012 and was the first full-time faculty appointed to the program. He completed a Ph.D. in Sport exercise sciences at the Université de Montréal and a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. Dr. Trempe is primarily interested by the development of athletes as well as the processes underlying skill acquisition in athletes and non-athletes.

Dr. Trempe’s Research

His research projects aim at understanding the factors influencing the learning of complex movements and identifying optimal training methods. Dr. Trempe is also an adjunct professor at the Faculté des sciences de l’activité physique of the Université de Sherbrooke and a Master Learning-Facilitator for the National Coaching Certification Program. Prior to his academic life, Dr. Trempe worked as a professional alpine ski coach and instructor in Québec, Alberta and New-Zealand. Still an avid skier, he also likes road and mountain biking, cross country skiing, and squash.

Research interests:

  • Motor skill consolidation
  • Interplay between reinforcement and error-dependent learning processes
  • The influence of an acute bout of physical activity on motor skill consolidation
  • Decision-making in collective sports
  • How virtual reality can be used to train decision-making skills
Dr. Angela Pratt

Dr. Angela Pratt

Assistant Professor

B.A. (Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC, USA), M.A. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA), Ph.D. (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA). Dr. Angela N. Pratt is an Assistant Professor in the Sports Studies Department at Bishop’s University and teaches in the Business and Society concentration. Her research interests are largely industry-oriented and span four major categories: Sport Administration, Strategic Communication, Gender and Sport Communication, and Qualitative Research Methods.

Dr. Pratt’s Bio and Research

Prior to coming to Bishop’s, Dr. Pratt spent six years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Clemson University (Clemson, SC), teaching in the Sports Communication undergraduate major. She also chaired and served on several master’s degree thesis and exams committees and taught graduate courses in Sports Media. Dr. Pratt came to Clemson from Bradley University (Peoria, IL), where she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication for five years, teaching and advising in the Sports Communication undergraduate major.

Dr. Pratt’s sports industry experience includes posts as Sports Sales Manager for the Greater Raleigh (NC) Convention & Visitors Bureau (now the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance), Assistant Director of Marketing for the University of Virginia Department of Athletics (Charlottesville, VA), Public Relations Director for the Raleigh (NC) Capital Express (A-League Pro Soccer), and Media Relations Intern for the Charlotte (NC) Hornets (National Basketball Association). Dr. Pratt served as the adviser for Clemson University’s first chapter of the Association for Women in Sport Media (AWSM). She also served as a member of Bradley University’s Intercollegiate Athletics Committee and the Bradley University Athletics Gender Equity Committee. In her leisure time, Dr. Pratt enjoys running, water sports, travel, and music.

Dr. Pratt’s Publications

Selected Publications:

Pratt, A. N., Morris, E., Zhou, Y., Khan, S., & Chowdhury, M. (2019). What do riders tweet about the people that they meet? Analyzing online commentary about UberPool and Lyft Line. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 62, 459-472. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2019.01.015

Pratt, A. N., Tadlock, M. E., Watts, L. L., Wilson, T. C., & Denham, B. E. (2018). Perceptions of credibility and likeability in broadcast commentators of women’s sports. Journal of Sports Media, 13(1), 75-97. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/jsm.2018.0003

LeCrom, C. W., & Pratt, A. N. (2016). Exploring interactions between NCAA Division I athletic directors and university presidents: A qualitative study from athletic directors’ perspectives. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 9, 200-225. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jis.2015-0036

Ruihley, B. J., Pratt, A. N., & Carpenter, T. (2016). The role of public relations in college athletics: Identifying roles, tasks, and importance of public relations. Journal of Applied Sport Management, 8(1), 52-74.

Pratt, A. N. (2013). Integrated impression management in athletics: A qualitative study of how NCAA Division I athletics directors understand public relations. International Journal of Sport Communication, 6(1), 42-65.

Sparvero, E. S., Warner, S., & Pratt, A. N. (2012). Maybe it is about the bike: The LIVESTRONG community and Lance Armstrong allegations. Case Studies in Sport Management, 1, 1-4.

Dr. Rafael Tedesqui

Dr. Rafael Tedesqui

Assistant Professor

B.A. (Honours) in Psychology (Faculdade Ruy Barbosa), M.A. in Human Kinetics – Sport Psychology (University of Ottawa), Ph.D. in Human Kinetics – Sport Psychology (University of Ottawa). Dr. Tedesqui’s research focuses on the link between personality traits and learning, training, and talent development in sport. He is also interested in the role of self-regulation on athletes’ practice as well as in methodological advances in the field of personality and expertise development. His research program is a product of his collaborations with networks of clubs and sport organizations across Canada and has been awarded federal and provincial funding.

Dr. Tedesqui’s Publications

Selected Publications:

Tedesqui, R. A. B., & Young, B. W. (accepted). The relationship between athletes’ self-reported grit levels and coach-reported practice engagement over one sport season. Journal of Sport Behavior.

Baker, J., Young, B. W., Tedesqui, R. A. B., & McCardle, L. (in press). New perspectives on deliberate practice and the development of sport expertise. In R. Ecklund & G. Tenenbaum (Eds.), Handbook of sport psychology (4th ed.). London: Wiley.

Tedesqui, R. A. B., McCardle, L., Bartulovic, D., & Young, B. W. (2019). Toward a more critical dialogue for enhancing self-report surveys in sport expertise and deliberate practice research. Movement & Sport Sciences – Science et Motricité. Advance online publication. doi:10.1051/sm/2018027.

Tedesqui, R. A. B., & Young, B. W. (2018). Comparing the contribution of conscientiousness, self-control, and grit to key criteria of sport expertise development. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 34, 110-118. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2017.10.002.

Tedesqui, R. A. B., & Young, B. W. (2015). Perspectives on active and inhibitive self-regulation relating to the deliberate practice activities of sport experts. Talent Development & Excellence, 7(1), 29-39.

Part-time Faculty of the Sports Studies Department:

Ms. Laura Crack

Ms. Laura Crack

Contract Faculty

Laura holds a BSc in Health Science from Bishop’s University and a MSc in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary. To date, she has been involved in research projects spanning an array of areas from high performance sport, to metabolic health in post-menopausal females, to hormonal health in female university students. She is passionate about quality of life and its relationship with physical health and activity, as well as female-specific considerations in health and exercise science.

Ms. Crack’s Research and Publications

Currently, her doctoral research focus is related to rehabilitation methods and autonomic functioning for Canadians living with chronic spinal cord injury. Laura is also passionate about innovative teaching methods and post-secondary education in the fields of health and exercise science. When she is not working, you will certainly find Laura in the gym or practicing one of many sports!

Recent Publications:

Crack, L.E., Doyle-Baker, P.K. (2020). Stress levels in university/college female students at the start of the academic year. Journal of American College Health. DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2020.1803880

Dr. Marc-André Duchesneau

Dr. Marc-André Duchesneau

Contract Faculty

Having earned his Ph.D. from the Université de Montréal (Faculty of Education), Marc-André has great interest in sport pedagogy, coach learning processes, and everything related to youth development through organized sport. Whether with his pupils from ESIM’s Lab Sportif, his Phys. Ed. students from Université de Montréal or Sports Studies’ students at Bishop’s University, Marc-André is always eager to foster deliberate reflection in order to optimize their professional practices. His approach is rooted in relevant literature, his research and his own experience as a former coach of the junior national swimming team.

Dr. Duchesneau’s Publications

Selected Publications:

Duchesneau, M. (2020). Spécialisation sportive dès l’enfance, enjeux et réflexions. In R. Roult, D. Auger, & M.-A. Lavigne (Eds.), Sport et société : Perspectives conceptuelles et enjeux d’action aux échelles québécoise, canadienne et internationale (pp. 245–256). Reynald Goulet inc.

Duchesneau, M.-A. (2018). Sport et développement : Les effets de la participation au programme Sport-études sur le développement des élèves-athlètes. Université de Montréal.

Mr. Martin Fréchette

Mr. Martin Fréchette

Contract Faculty

Martin Fréchette joined the Sports Studies program as a contract faculty in 2015. Martin is a registered dietitian and has a Master’s degree in Sport Nutrition from the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal. In addition to teaching at Bishop’s University, he works with several athletes and national teams supported by INS Québec and Excellence Sportive Sherbrooke. Martin is also co-holder of the Nutrition Module of the Advanced Coaching Diploma of the National Coaching Certification Program. In 2013, he held the position of Director of Food Services at the Canada summer games in Sherbrooke. And last but not least, Martin is a consultant for Nutrition for the Montreal Canadiens since 2017.

Mr. Fréchette’s Publications

Selected Publications:

Morin et al., Making the best food choices before competing: Developing and evaluating a nutritional intervention with the intervention-mapping framework, Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management, Vol. 7(1) pp. 1-8, January 2016. DOI: 10.5897/JPESM2015.0234

Mr. Steven King

Mr. Steven King

Contract Faculty

Stephen King has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Phys.Ed. (Western), a Diploma in Sports Injury Management (Sheridan College), a Master’s degree in Kinanthropologie (Université de Sherbrooke) and a Diploma in Osteopathy (CEO Montreal). He has been teaching as contract faculty at Bishop’s since 2001. Prof. King was Director of the Sports Medicine Centre/Head Athletic Therapist at Bishop’s from 1984 to 2013. He has been selected to work as an Athletic Therapist/Osteopath at several Olympic Games, World Games and Pan-American Games. Prof. King has worked for the Canadian National Snowboarding, Canadian National Women’s Basketball and Canadian National Trampoline/Tumbling teams.

Mr. Morgan Quinn

Mr. Morgan Quinn

Contract Faculty

Morgan Quinn, hometown Rosemere, Quebec attended Bishop’s University in the mid 70’s. An avid athlete, Morgan competed with the varsity basketball and football programs in his years at Bishop’s. He graduated with a BA, majoring in History and two minors, Sociology and English. Morgan completed the post graduate “Diploma in Education” program at Bishop’s, which later lead to the completion of a “Masters in Education” degree in “Curricular Development,” with special focus on “Media Literacy,” also at Bishop’s.

Mr. Quinn’s Biography

After returning from a ten year absence from the Townships, Morgan was an assistant coach with both the Gaiters varsity football and basketball programs in the mid 80’s. He later went on to become the Head Coach of the Champlain College Cougars Men’s basketball team for two years. He retired from the ETSB in 2013, where he taught senior social sciences at Alexander Galt for 27 years. While there, he coached football, basketball, baseball and was the coordinator for the ski club. He has been engaged with the Sports Studies Contract Faculty since the academic year of 2010/2011. In his leisure time, Morgan enjoys golfing, cycling, swimming, back country skiing and ice skating.

Dr. Xavier Roy

Dr. Xavier Roy

Contract Faculty

Xavier holds a Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the Université de Sherbrooke and a Master’s degree in exercise physiology from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM). He completed his PhD in education also at UQÀM examining training loads and reflective practice in university football. His interests are athletic development, sports coaching, monitoring of training and education.

Dr. Roy’s Biography

As an athletic development coach and kinesiologist, Xavier has worked with athletes from many sports such as football, soccer, track & field, speed skating, and ice hockey. He has been a Strength and Conditioning coach at McGill University (football and basketball) and at the Université de Sherbrooke (football). He also works as a collaborator in athletic development with Excellence Sportive Sherbrooke.

He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a member of the Fédération des Kinésiologues du Québec.

Mr. Tavis Smith

Mr. Tavis Smith

Lecturer

Tavis holds a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies (BMOS, Western University), a Master of Sport Policy, Management, and International Development (MSc, University of Edinburgh), and is currently completing his PhD in Kinesiology, Physical Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto. Tavis’ research interests are primarily in sport’s role in community development, well-being and social inequality, and the environment.

Mr. Smith’s Biography & Research

He currently has two primary streams of research in the sociology of sport and physical culture: first, to better understand sport’s role in community life, especially in the aftermath of wildfires or other kinds of environmental/economic/social upheaval; second, to investigate the role of trails (e.g. for hiking and biking) and outdoor recreation in community development and well-being. This research is done in collaboration with various communities across Canada.

Before joining Bishop’s, Tavis worked on the business side of junior hockey, coordinated sport programming in small communities in Ontario and British Columbia, managed a mental health advocacy organization, and (still tries to) spend as much time riding his bike as possible.

Research and Theoretical Interests:

  • The sociology of sport
  • Community Sport
  • Sport and the Environment
  • Lifestyle Sport
  • The Capability Approach
  • Relational Sociology
  • Postcolonial Theory