Douglas Chadwick

PhD, 2015


Major Douglas Chadwick earned his Bachelor of Science in management and systems engineering from the United States Military Academy (West Point) where he was also a multi-year letterman on the Army football team. He was commissioned as a field artillery officer and has been on active duty in the Army for over 15 years.  Chadwick has a Master of Arts in applied economics from the University of Oklahoma as well as a Master of Science in kinesiology and sport psychology from Cal State Fullerton.  Between two combat tours in Iraq, Chadwick served as an instructor of applied performance psychology as well as the deputy director of West Point’s Center for Enhanced Performance (CEP).  He helped to develop an Army-wide program to improve mental skills and soldier performance in combat.  Upon graduation, Chadwick returned to West Point as director of the CEP, which also functions as the student academic support center. His research interests are focused on college student learning, development, and persistence with a particular concentration on the student-athlete population.