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Amy Giddings, Ph.D.

Associate Clinical Professor and Program Director, Sport Coaching Leadership
Sport Management



  • 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

Areas of Expertise

  • Coaching
  • Sport-based Youth Development
  • International Sport
  • Entrepreneurship in Sport
  • Community and Campus Recreation


Dr. Amy Giddings is the department’s longest serving faculty member, having come to Drexel in 2009. In 2015 she was appointed director of the department's sport coaching leadership program. Dr. Giddings has accumulated  considerable expertise from her experience in many areas of sport management and sport coaching over her career. Her experiences range from community recreation to international sport and include the positions with the Olympic Games, collegiate recreation and intercollegiate athletics, and non-profit sport organizations. Dr. Giddings has recently created the Philadelphia Coaches Conference hosted by the department, and now an annual event drawing top speakers and panels from throughout the region. A recipient of a grant from the NCAA Matching Grants for the Advancement of Minority Women Coaches, Dr. Giddings has worked on a program for assisting with the recruitment of, and career guidance for, minority women in the coaching profession. Dr. Giddings also serves as lead administrator for PA Rowing Camps and also coaches a number of their programs. She competed on varsity rowing teams at the University of Dayton and Temple University and served as interim head coach for women's rowing at Temple in 2015. Dr. Giddings has leads the department's  study abroad programs and teaches a variety of courses including several levels of coaching, research methods, and international sports.