Andreas Stamatis

Andreas Stamatis
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Health & Sport Sciences
105K SAC E

Dr. Andreas Stamatis' curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • Ph.D, Educational Psychology Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA, 2016
  • M.S.Ed., Sport Pedagogy Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA, 2013
  • M.S., Computer Systems (Technology Management emphasis) City University of Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA, 2010
  • M.B.A., Executive MBA University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA, 2006
  • B.S., Economics University of Piraeus, Athens, Greece, 2006

Professional Experience

  • Clinical Associate Professor (University of Louisville, Kentucky), 2023-Present
  • Mental Performance Specialist (University of Louisville Health, Kentucky), 2023-Present
  • Associate Professor, Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program, and Lab Director (SUNY Plattsburgh, New York). 2020-2023
  • Assistant Professor, Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program, and Lab Director (SUNY Plattsburgh, New York). Academic advising, student recruitment and retention, curriculum development, university and community service, undergraduate/graduate research, and undergraduate/graduate teaching in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. 2016-2020


  • Department Chair Academy, SUNY SAIL Institute
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist (American College of Sports Medicine)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • Functional Movement Screening certified (FMS)
  • TRX certified Trainer (TRX)
  • Kettlebell Level 1 Coach (Kettlebell Concepts)
  • USA T&F; Level 1 Coach (USA Track and Field)
  • USAW Level 1 Coach (USA Weightlifting)
  • CPR/First Aid/AED Certified (Red Cross, AHA)
  • IAFA Personal Training Certified (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America)


  • Boolani, A., Gruber, A. H., Torad, A. A., & Stamatis, A. (2023). Identifying Current Feelings of Mild and Moderate to High Depression in Young, Healthy Individuals Using Gait and Balance: An Exploratory Study. Sensors, 23(14), 6624.
  • Stamatis, A., Morgan, G. B., Spinou, A.1, & Tsigaridis, K. G.1 (2023). Mental toughness and osteoarthritis: Postsurgery improvement in knee pain/functionality in older adults. Rehabilitation Psychology, 68(2), 212–219.
  • Stamatis, A., Garcia-Retortillo, S., Morgan, G. B., & Sanchez-Moreno, A.1 (2023). Case report: Cortico-ocular interaction networks in NBA2K. Frontiers in Network Physiology, 3. 1151832.
  • Olivan, Z.2, Cherubini, J. & Stamatis, A. (2022). The Effect of a Division 1 Women’s Basketball Strength and Conditioning Protocol on Mental Toughness. International Journal of Exercise Science, 16(5), 315-326.
  • Papadakis, Z., Stamatis, A., Manierre, M., & Boolani A. (2022). Preventive Medicine via Lifestyle Medicine Implementation Practices Should Consider Individuals’ Complex Psychosocial Profile. Healthcare, 10(12), 2560.
  • Beitia, P.1, Stamatis, A., Amasay, T., & Papadakis, Z. (2022). Predicting Firefighters’ Physical Ability Test Scores from Anaerobic Fitness Parameters & Mental Toughness Levels. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(22), 15253.
  • Stamatis, A., Adams, J.1, Martin, J., Smith, M. L., Milani, I.1, Caswell, S. V, Cortes N., & Boolani, A. (2022). Physical Activity, Sitting Time, and Feelings of Energy and Fatigue During the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Does Grit Make a Difference? Health Behavior Research. 5(3), 16

Professional Presentations

  • Stamatis, A. (2023, June). Developing a Holistic Coaching Certification Aligned with USCCE Standards: The Case of the University of Louisville. Presentation at the North American Coach Development Summit. Birmingham, AL Peer-Reviewed.
  • Stamatis, A. (2023, June). Mental Toughness in Healthcare. Presentation at the Alice Hyde Medical Center Leadership Retreat. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. (2023, April). Mental Toughness in Healthcare. Presentation at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Leadership Retreat. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. (2023, April). Exercise and Psychological Well-being. Presentation at the Graduate Program in Physical Education of the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. (2022, November). Organizaciones Deportivas: Fomentando la Salud Mental a traveés de la Fortaleza Mental. Presentation at the Segundo Congreso Virtual de la Red Americana de Investigación en Ciencias del Movimiento Humano. Virtual. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. (2022, November). Development of Best Mental Health Practices: Strength Coaches, Hyper-masculine Cultures, and Mental Toughness. Presentation at the Euroleague Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association. Webinar. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. (2022, October). Mental Toughness in Sport: Current Status, our Student Research, and Opportunities for Future Collaborations. Presentation at the Universidad de Costa Rica. San Jose, Costa Rica. Invited.