Tucker Center for Research on
Girls & Women in Sport
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
Nicole’s research is focused on the relational qualities of the coach-athlete relationship, the effect of adult “background anger” behaviors in youth sport on children and youth, the emotional experiences of parents with children in youth sports, the physical activity of underserved girls, the structural and personal barriers experienced by female coaches in youth sports, and media representations of girls and women in sports. Nicole has published and presented many facets of her research and outreach across the country and was co-editor and contributing author of The 2007 Tucker Center Research Report: Developing Physically Active Girls.
Nicole is also a faculty member in the area of sport psychology. She holds a Master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in sport psychology and sport sociology.