2011-2012: Bradley Hatfield

Bradley Hatfield is named the 2011-2012 Pease Family Scholar by the Iowa State University Department of Kinesiology. Hatfield is a national research leader who has studied the effects of exercise on mental health.


Hatfield earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton and his master’s and doctoral degrees in kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University.

Currently, Hatfield is a professor of kinesiology at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he also has an affiliate appointment with the university’s neural and cognitive sciences program . He is also the past president of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity and is a member of the Society for Psychophysiological Research.


As the 2011-2012 Pease Family Scholar, Hatfield presented “Physical Fitness and Mental Health: Understanding Exercise and Sport Psychology through the Study of Brain Processes” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. His talk was free and open to the public.