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Meet Dr Oglesby

Positive Embodiment Enterprise Consultant

Carole Oglesby has been in the professoriate for more than forty years; 27 of them at Temple University.  She earned a PhD in Kinesiology at Purdue University in 1969 and a PhD in Counseling at Temple University in 1999.  She was a department chair at Temple from 1992-1995 and has served as Chairperson at California State University, Northridge 2003-2009.


Carole’s scholarly career has been devoted to growth and development in two areas; women’s/gender studies in sport and sport psychology.  She has held major leadership positions in virtually all academic and advocacy organizations in these areas.  She was the inaugural president of the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, president National Association of Girls and Women’s Sport, Trustee of the Women’s Sport Foundation, President of Women Sport International, Senior International Advisor for International Working Group for Women in Sport, Executive Board of the U.S. Collegiate Sports Council, U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors, Association for Applied Sports Psychology Health Psychology Chair and Executive Board member.


She has received major awards and recognitions from all these organizations.  She was awarded the AIAW Award of Merit, NAGWS Honor Fellow and Women’s Sports Foundation Billie Jean King Award; American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Honor Award, R. Tait McKenzie Award for service outside the profession, C.D. Henry Award for service to racial and ethnic minorities.  She was the first woman nominated to give the Coleman Griffith Lecture at AAASP.  She was the first recipient of the Boris Planchard Medal for service to Girls and Women’s Sport in Latin America.  She received the America Psychological Association Div. 47 Lifetime Achievement Award in Public Service and also the Phillip Noel Baker Research Award of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education.


Early on, and consistently, Carole Oglesby has experienced the elation and personal development associated with performance excellence.  In high school, she was a California Honor Orchestra French hornist.  She played in three national Amateur Softball Association World Tournaments on teams finishing 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.  She coached softball teams that competed in College World Series at Purdue and University of Mass.  She served as Chef de Mission for the World University Games U.S. Winter Games team in 1987.  She was a consultant for athletes who competed in Pan America Games in cycling and Olympians in rowing in Atlanta, Sydney and Beijing.


More Recent Accomplishments

Carole served as a liaison for global women’s sport advocacy community to the United Nations.  As a culmination of this role, she was principle author/contributor for a UN-Division for the Advancement of Women monograph entitled Women, Gender Equality and Sport, translated in four languages and released March 2008.  Having published over 50 chapters, articles, essays, four books or monographs and advised 49 successful PhD students at Temple University, her own doctoral work in counseling was a culmination of a lifetime of observation that sport, and other high performance contexts, can bring trauma as well as positive development.  She is presently working on the development of research focused on the role of so-called “active therapies” in the healing of trauma.  


In 2000, her colleague and friend from Women’s Sports Foundation, Deborah Slaner Larkin, honored her by endowing at Temple University, the Carole Oglesby Graduate Scholarship to advance research on sport and health of African American Women.  There have been __8___ African America Kinesiology graduate students whose work has been benefited by receiving this award.

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