Assistant Professor


Dr. Anne Merrem has taught physical education at all levels from Pre-K through high school in private and public schools in the United States and in Germany (2004 - 2011). A co-founder of Youth Track and Running Club (YTRC), a non-profit organization in Southern California, she was also President and CEO of YTRC for 8 years (2006 - 2014). She continues to coach elite athletes and professional sports teams in improving their mental game for training, performance and competition (since 2004). Clients include Nike elite athletes, the UCLA women's distance team, individual high school athletes, men's basketball (national league), women's volleyball (national league), and women's soccer (regional league). Merrem currently works with some of the UWG sports teams in this capacity. She has developed and teaches course materials to include mental fitness and mindfulness training. Her research interests focus on mental fitness training, and the occupational socialization of educators in physical education. Anne contributes to the profession by publishing and presenting at the international, national, district and state levels. Her research has been published in international and national journals in her field, for some of which she also serves as an article reviewer. Merrem has shared her research and academic insights at international, national, regional, and state conferences and serves as a member of the sport coaching committee on the National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education. She is a member of SHAPE America, the National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education, the Georgia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and the International Society of the History of Physical Education and Sport.  She was awarded UWG's 2017 WESPY, Faculty member of the year.

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Education / Degrees

  • B.A., German Literature and Political Science, Albert Ludwigs University, Germany, 1981
  • M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, Boise State University, 1987
  • PhD, Human Performance, The University of Alabama, 2016