Jennifer J. Waldron is the Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation and Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Northern Iowa. She is also a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, where she focuses on psychosocial perspectives of physical activity. Using mixed methodologies, the overarching theme of her scholarship is unhealthy behaviors in sport and physical activity.
Dr. Waldron has published nearly 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, as well as almost 40 theory-to-practice of practitioner-based articles and book chapters. Most recently, her scholarship has examined hazing in sport as well as issues of gender and sexuality in sport and exercise. Dr. Waldron has presented her work at both international and national conferences. She has been the keynote speaker at the Pan Asian Society of Sports and Physical Education, Cebu City, Philippines and provided educational workshops focused on hazing prevention.
Dr. Waldron has been effective in mentoring both undergraduate and graduate evidenced by the number of co-authors who are students. She is currently the Associate Editor of the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal and is a co-creator and co-organizer of the Social Justice in Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium. Dr. Waldron is the recipient of multiple awards, including the AAHPERD Mabel Lee Award for Young Professionals, Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, and College of Education Faculty Award for Scholarship.