Travis Dorsch, PhD

Associate Professor, Utah State University
Dr. Travis Dorsch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at Utah State University. As the founding director of the Families in Sport Lab, Dr. Dorsch’s research lies at the intersection of sport, development, and social systems. Dr. Dorsch’s scholarship targets the impact of parent involvement in their children’s sport participation, the role of sport participation on family relationships and interactions, and the ways various social environments (teams, organizations, and communities) impact sport experiences and outcomes for youth. Dr. Dorsch’s findings have been highlighted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, and TIME Magazine and are used by youth sport leagues, administrators, and parents to construct more developmentally appropriate sport contexts and to evaluate the role of parent involvement in organized sport.
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