Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Our Faculty and Staff: Diane Gill

Diane Gill

Diane L. Gill, Ph.D.

266 Coleman Building
(336) 334-4683
Curriculum Vitae

About Dr. Gill

Diane L. Gill is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology. Her research focuses on social psychology and physical activity, with publications that include the text, Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise, several book chapters, and over 100 journal articles. She is on several editorial boards and is a former president of NASPSPA and of APA Division 47. She teaches in the sport and exercise psychology area as well as in the online EdD in Kinesiology program.

Classes taught

  • KIN 388: Psychology of Physical Activity;
  • KIN 644: Sport & Exercise Psychology;
  • KIN 745: Social Psychology & Physical Activity;
  • KIN 750: Seminar in Kinesiology

Scholarly & Professional Keywords

sport/exercise psychology, physical activity and quality of life; gender and cultural diversity

Selected Publications

Gill, D.L., Williams, L. & Reifsteck, E.J. (2017, in press). Psychological dynamics of sport and exercise (4th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Gill, D.L. & Kamphoff, C.S. (2015). Gender, diversity and cultural competence. In J.M. Williams & V. Krane (Eds.), Applied sport psychology, 7th ed. (pp. 383-401). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

Gill, D.L. & Ryba, T.V. (2014). Cultural Diversity. In A. Papaionnou & D. Hackfort (Eds.). Fundamental concepts in sport and exercise psychology. London: Taylor & Francis.

Gill, D.L., Reifsteck, E.J., Adams, M.M., & Shang, Y-T. (2015). Quality of life assessment for physical activity and health promotion: Further psychometrics and comparison of measures. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 19, 159-166. doi: 10.1080/1091367X.2015.1050102

Gill, D.L., Brown, P.K. & Reifsteck, E.J. (2014). The EdD in Kinesiology at UNCG: An online doctoral program? Kinesiology Review, 3, 221-226. DOI:

Gill, D.L., Hammond, C.C., Reifsteck, E.J.., Jehu, C.M., Williams, R.A., Adams, M.M., Lange, E.H., Becofsky, K., Rodriguez, E.A., & Shang, Y-T. (2013). Physical Activity and Quality of life. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, 46, S28-S34.

Gill, D.L., Chang, Y-K., Murphy, K.M., Speed, K.M., Hammond, C.C., Rodriguez, E.A., Lyu, M., & Shang, Y-T. (2011). Quality of life assessment in physical activity and health promotion. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 6, 181-200. DOI 10.1007/s11482-010-9126-2.

Gill, D.L. (2011). Beyond the qualitative-quantitative dichotomy: Notes from a non-qualitative researcher. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 3, 304-311.

Gill, D.L. (2009). Social psychology and physical activity: Back to the future. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 80, 685-695. DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2009.10599609.