August 21, 2014

Partridge named faculty athletics representative

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Interim Chancellor Paul D. Sarvela has appointed Julie A. Partridge as Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Faculty Athletics Representative. 

Partridge, an associate professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Kinesiology, has served in the position on an interim basis since May after the retirement of Harold Bardo. The faculty athletics representative, or FAR, represents the university in athletic governance associations and is a member of SIU’s Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee. The FAR provides insight to the athletics advisory committee by providing insight about NCAA or conference processes, pending legislation and other issues, and reports on the academic well-being of SIU’s student-athletes. 

Partridge has been with SIU Carbondale since 2004, becoming an associate professor in 2010.  She holds a cross-appointment as adjunct faculty with the SIU School of Medicine, and a member of the Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee since 2012. 

She has worked with student athletes in many different capacities. For the past 16 years, Partridge has worked as a sport psychology consultant with more than 50 athletes and teams at a variety of competitive levels “to help enhance their psychological/mental approach to performance, as well as to enhance the development of life skills beyond sport.” 

Partridge’s primary areas of research are social influences on athletes’ perceptions of competence, affect and achievement motivation, and the effects of self-conscious emotion, such as shame and embarrassment, on sport and exercise performance.” 

A Distinguished Academic All-American in volleyball and softball while at Coffeyville Community College, Partridge earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kansas State University in 1996. She earned a master’s degree in sport psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1998, and a doctorate in social psychological kinesiology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2003.