Samantha J. Monda, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology (Psychology & Health Sciences)
Department Head, Psychology and Health Sciences (Psychology & Health Sciences)
412-397-6036 phone (M)
412-397-6044 fax
Scaife Hall 107

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Sport & Exercise Psychology, West Virginia University, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005
  • Master of Science, Sport & Exercise Psychology, West Virginia University, 2008
  • M.A., Counseling, West Virginia University, 2011

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Student-Athlete Development
  • Wellness
  • Life Skills Development
  • Leadership


  • Monda, S. Voelker, D., Kimball, A., & Cardone, D. (2016). The Student-Athlete Leadership Academy: Ten years of interscholastic sport leadership training. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. 

    Fitzpatrick, S., Monda, S., & Wooding, C. (2015). Great expecctations: Career planning and training experiences of graduate students in sport and exercise psychology. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 28(1), 14-27. 

    Monda, S., Etzel, E.F., Shannon, V.S., & Wooding, C. (2015). Understanding the academic experiences of freshman football athletes: Insight for sport psychology professionals. Athletic Insight, 7(2), 2-14.

    Etzel, E.F. & Monda, S. (2010). Time Management. In Hanrahan, S. & Andersen, M. (Eds.) Routledge
    Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology: A Comprehensive Guide for Students and Practitioners. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

    Ahlgren-Bedics, R. & Monda, S. (2009). Life Skills for Collegiate Student-Athletes: The Need and Model
    Practices. In Etzel E.F., Ferrante, A.P., & Pinkney, J.W. (Eds.), Counseling and Psychological Services for
    College Student-Athletes. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.