Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Lindsey Blom joined the Faculty at Ball State in August of 2008 and is currently the Graduate Coordinator of the Sport & Exercise Psychology Program. Her research expertise is in the areas of psycho-social aspects of youth sport, coaching psychology, and sport for peace. Dr. Blom’s received a doctoral degree in sport and exercise psychology and a master’s degree in counseling from West Virginia University and is a certified consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology as well as a member of the USOC Sport Psychology registry. In 2009, she co-authored a book with her husband entitled ‘Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Soccer,” published by Human Kinetics. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys playing soccer, running, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Tim, children, Makenzie and Spencer, and dog, Kellogg. 

Dr. Selen Razon joined the Faculty at Ball State in August of 2012.  Her research expertise revolves around the effects of multimodal sensory stimuli on perception of effort and attention, and the use of interdisciplinary strategies to promote physical activity in healthy and chronically ill populations. Dr. Razon received a doctoral degree in sport and exercise psychology from Florida State University, and a master's degree in counseling psychology from University of Miami. Dr. Razon is a member of several organizations including American Psychological Association (APA), American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM), and Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).      

 Supporting Faculty  

Dr. Rob Bell is a certified consultant of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, and he has consulted with golfers on the PGA Tour as well as over hundreds of athletes, coaches, and teams.  He is the author of The Hinge: The Importance of Mental Toughness.  He was previously an assistant professor in the SEP department at BSU, but he became an adjunct professor upon deciding to transition to full-time consulting.
Dr. Kimberly Hurley has served on thesis committees, has taught the Life Skills for Athletes course and has provided opportunities for master’s students to present mental skills workshops to freshmen athletes on campus.  She has recruited and worked closely with SEP students who serve as her research assistants on multiple projects.  Her research interests are on the adult physical activity experience, specifically self-perceptions and physical competencies.
Dr. James Johnson is an assistant professor and graduate coordinator in the sport administration program.  As a 2001 graduate of the SEP program, Dr. Johnson serves on a variety of thesis committees and partners with SEP faculty on projects and research.  He is very willing to assist SEP students in their various academic and professional development endeavors.
Dr. Lawrence Judge is honored to have the opportunity to work with students in the SEP department and strives to meet their individual needs on all levels.  He provides and encourages open and collaborative communication, and he believes that a team atmosphere helps students best succeed.  As a veteran NCAA coach of 18 years, he personally enjoys providing insight and guidance for students with research projects, theses, and consulting.