Mr. Katriel Barcourt, Student Conference Chair, Morehouse College
Katriel Barcourt is a junior kinesiology major from Buford, Georgia. Mr. Barcourt is a part of the James P. Haines Society Leadership Committee, Morehouse Business Association, Morehouse College Maroon Tigers Tennis Team, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars E-Board. He has taken part in Auburn University’s Future Scholars Summer Bridge Research Program, as well as volunteer work with the Morehouse tennis team, football team, and Dunbar Elementary School in mentoring students. Upon graduating from Morehouse, Katriel plans on going attending Auburn University to earn his Master’s degree in Physical Education and potentially his P.H.D shortly afterwards. His goal is to open his own tennis academy so more minorities will be exposed to the sport and potentially produce a world number one tennis player through his school.
Dr. Angel Brutus, AASP Representative
Dr. Brutus provides clinical and sport performance services to individuals, teams and organizations. Her training as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Sport-Performance Psychology Consultant provides robust opportunity to provide holistic services based on clients’ clinical and performance needs. She serves as coordinator for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology’s Race & Ethnicity in Sport Special Interest Group (SIG) and is a member of multiple committees within the Association. Dr. Brutus’ research highlights the phenomenon of stereotype threat as experienced by multiracial collegiate athletes. She often presents at conferences and summits regarding the intersection of diversity-related social identities and sport serving as an advocate for diversity and inclusion . Dr. Brutus is co-author with other sport psychology providers and researchers to a chapter in a sport psychology book due for release by Human Kinetics later this year.
Professor Michael Douglas, Conference Faculty Mentor, Assistant Professor, Morehouse College
Professor Douglas joined the faculty of Morehouse College in the fall of 2016 where he teaches Biomechanics, Sports medicine, Human and Exercise Physiology. He also serves the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream as Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer. Prior to that he spent four seasons in the Golden State Warriors organization. Erstwhile to his stint in Golden State, Douglas spent three years with the Sacramento Kings NBA D League Team, and had also previously worked with the Cleveland Cavalier’s NBA D-League team. Professor Douglas spent time as the Athletic Trainer for Men’s Basketball at N.J.I.T., and was Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer for the WNBA’s Houston Comets. He also spent three seasons as the Memphis Grizzlies’ Assistant Athletic Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Assistant and Equipment Manager, after serving as Head Athletic Trainer in the International Basketball League. Professor Douglas worked four seasons as an intern with the Buffalo Bills of the NFL, as a Graduate Assistant at Morehouse College, and a Student Assistant with USA Women’s Basketball during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Professor Douglas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Sport Health from Morehouse College and a Master’s degree in Sport Injury Management from Life University, and Currently a Doctoral Student at A.T. Still University. Douglas is married and has three children ages 17, 15, and 9. Douglas also served in the United States Navy as an Officer.
Mr. Aaron Goodson, AASP Representative
Aaron Goodson is a fourth-year doctoral student at West Virginia University. He was born and raised in Fayettevile, North Carolina, earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at Davidson College, and has been studying Sport and Exercise Psychology and Counseling at West Virginia University since August 2013. His research interests include diversity issues in sport psychology, counseling college students and student-athletes, applied sport psychology, and the psychosocial experience of the black student-athlete.
Dr. Kensa Gunter, CC-AASP, Clinical Sport Psychologist, AASP-HBCU Regional Conference Coordinator
Dr. Kensa K. Gunter is a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia and is designated as a Certified Consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). In her Atlanta-based private practice, she provides individual and team-based performance psychology services, individual counseling, and consultation services to various organizations. She is a member of AASP, the American Psychological Association, the Georgia Psychological Association and she is listed on the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry.
Mr. Kadeem Haugabook, Student Conference Coordinator, Morehouse College
Kadeem Haugabook is a senior undergraduate student in the Department of Kinesiology at Morehouse College located in Atlanta, Georgia. On campus, Kadeem has been granted the opportunity to represent the student body through several student organizations. He has served on Morehouse’s Student Government Association as the Chairman of Student Athletics. This position has allowed him to understand the roles of an Athletic Director as it pertains to understanding how to successfully manage and finance athletic programs, organize sporting events, and attract a diverse population to programs. He is also one of the Lead Residential Advisor for the Morehouse Office of Housing and Residential Life. As the Lead RA, Kadeem responsible for taking the lead on administrative coordination for staff team, being the liaison between the student staff and professional staff, conducting weekly meetings, and coordinating House-wide programs. After receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in May, I plan to attain a Master’s Degree in Sports Biomechanics.
Dr. Claude Hutto, Chair of Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Department, Morehouse College
Dr. Claude Hutto is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology, Sports Studies and Physical Education at Morehouse College. His published research and interests include college student retention; increasing college students’ application and acceptance rates into graduate/professional schools; and the relationship between student retention and student services with a special comparative interest in African American student retention at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and traditionally white institutions (TWIs). Dr. Hutto’s most recently published research article appears in the Journal of the National Society of Allied Health. His work also has been presented to the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and cited by international scholars including those affiliated with the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia, among others. Dr. Hutto is past director of the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP), a federally funded academic and sports program designed for underserved youth. He holds an appointment as Morehouse College’s Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR), a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) designee who acts as a liaison between the College’s academic programs and athletics department. Dr. Hutto is a former K-12 public and private school teacher, assistant coach and administrator. A cum laude graduate of Morehouse College he earned the master’s degree in physical education from the University of Georgia and a doctoral degree in educational leadership at Clark Atlanta University.
Mr. James Jones, III, Student Conference Coordinator, Morehouse College
James W. Jones, III is a Junior at Morehouse College, majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in Journalism. He is an Honors Program student, and serves as the Vice-President of the Freshman 4.0 Program, Co-Director of the Morehouse Business Association Protégé Program, James P. Haines Society leadership committee member, and a Student Ambassador. He has served as an assistant football coach for the past two years at G.W. Carver High School, working with the quarterbacks and receivers. He currently serves as an intern at Chip Smith Performance Systems in Norcross, GA, where he assists in preparing athletes for the NFL Combine. James would like to pursue a Master’s Degree in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Miami, and aspires to one day be a NCAA Division I FBS Head Football Coach.
Mr. Jesse I. Kearse IV, Student Conference Coordinator, Morehouse College
Jesse L. Kearse IV is a Junior Kinesiology major currently attending Morehouse College. He has participated in an undergraduate aquatics research study with Dr. Asheerah Allen in collaboration with FAMU. In the future, he hopes to combine his creative talent with the knowledge he has acquired in Kinesiology to push his career forward.
Dr. Rob Elliott Owens, CSCS, AASP Representative
Dr. Owens is an online learning specialist at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and teaches in the areas of sport ethics, sport sociology, sport psychology, and global sport business. He is a member of AASP’s Diversity Committee and he sits on the Council for Wellness Certification Excellence for the National Wellness Institute. He has also served on the boards of various amateur sports organizations including USA Boxing.
Mr. Kimlyn Teague, Student Conference Coordinator, Morehouse College
Kimlyn Teague is presently a senior, an assistant strength and conditioning coach and athletic trainer for Morehouse Football Program, at Morehouse College, majoring in Kinesiology. He is an aspiring physician assistant who wants to specialize in orthopedic/sports medicine. Being a former passionate student- athlete, Kimlyn wants to continue going pro off the field by helping professional, college, and high school athletes be the best professionals they can be for life.