Samantha J. Monda, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology (Social Sciences)
412-397-6036 phone (M)
412-397-6044 fax
Nicholson Center 420

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
  • Life Skills Development
  • Counseling
  • Stress, Coping, & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • College Student Development


  • Monda, S., Etzel, E.F., Shannon, V.S., & Wooding, C. (in submission). At-Risk Student-Athletes and Academic Achievement: Experiences of Successful and Unsuccessful First Year Football Players.

    Monda, S. (in submission). Smooth Transitions: The Role of Athletic Identity & Life Stress in the Student-Athlete Adjustment Process.

    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.