Amy Giddings, Ph.D
Assistant Teaching Professor
- Ph.D., Sport Psychology, Temple University College of Health Professions, Kinesiology Department
- M.Ed., Sport and Recreation Administration, Temple University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
- B.A., Political Science and Religious Studies, University of Dayton
Dr. Amy Giddings has worked in many areas of sport management over the last decade. Her sport management work experiences encompass the Olympic Games, international sport, community recreation, collegiate recreation and intercollegiate athletics, coaching, and non-profit sport organizations. A recent recipient of a grant from the NCAA Matching Grants for the Advancement of Minority Women Coaches, Dr. Giddings is working on a program to understand how to best recruit minority women into the coaching profession and, additionally, to assist these women with career guidance once they do show interest.
While she has transitioned into academic life, Dr. Giddings will be the first to admit her true passion is coaching. In fact, she teaches most of the coaching courses in the Sport Management program and enjoys mentoring thesis and project students as this relationship closely resembles coaching. She has coached rowing for 13 years at the scholastic, collegiate, and elite levels. Her true preference has been to coach novice high school rowers as she is able to see such profound changes in these athletes throughout the duration of their season.
Dr. Giddings also serves as lead administrator for PA Rowing Camps and also coaches a number of their programs. She rowed at the University of Dayton during her undergraduate studies and at Temple University during her graduate studies. The emerging sport rule allowed her the unique opportunity to compete for 7 years at the collegiate level. Additionally she is the creator of the Women’s Coaching Blog and the Women’s Coaching Network.