Dr. Ottley is an associate professor in the area of Sports Psychology.Four years ago, she accompanied the Trinidad and Tobago elite teams to the Olympic Games in Greece. In August, she was one of two sports psychologists working with the USA track and field team in Beijing.
Dr. Ottley was a member of the medical team that included physicians, chiropractors, massage therapists, and exercise physiologists or trainers selected by USATF and USOC to help maintain the athletes’ best condition and keep them focused on what they were trained to do.
A graduate of Valsayn Teachers College, Trinidad, Dr.Ottley completed her undergraduate degree at Spelman College, her M.Ed. and Ph.D. at Temple University, and her post-doctoral studies at Purdue University.
Dr. Ottley is a member of the Board of the Black Women in Sport Foundation, the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and the Frederick Douglass Institute, a University program for advancing multicultural studies across the curriculum and for deepening the intellectual heritage of Frederick Douglass, former slave, author, and statesman.