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Founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Motor Learning and Development

Gabriele Wulf is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Motor Learning and Development. She is a Professor of Kinesiology in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She received master’s and doctoral degrees from the German Sport University in Cologne, and a doctoral degree (Dr. phil. habil.) from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. Dr. Wulf completed post-doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and held appointments at the University of Southern California, the Max-Planck Institute for Psychological Research in Munich, and the University of Reading, UK, before coming to UNLV in 2001.

Dr. Wulf’s research area is motor learning. She has authored more than 150 journal articles and book chapters. Her articles have appeared in journals such as Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Psychonomic Bulletin & Review; Psychology and Aging; Experimental Brain Research; Frontiers in Psychology; Psychological Research; Journal of Motor Behavior; Human Movement Science; Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport; Physiotherapy; and several others. She has given more than 200 presentations at international or national conferences and universities. Dr. Wulf’s book, Attention and Motor Skill Learning, was published by Human Kinetics in 2007.

Among the honors Dr. Wulf received for her work are the Research Writing Award from the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in 2000, and the Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award, to recognize faculty who have established a record of distinguished research over their career, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2011. She has been a member of North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity since 1987, was its Secretary/Treasurer from 2002-2004, and is currently the President-Elect.

Dr. Wulf served as editorial board member, consulting editor, and associate editor for a number of journals, and most recently as founding editor of Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology, before taking on the role of founding editor of Journal of Motor Learning and Development.



Gabriele Wulf
Gabriele Wulf





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