Dr. Tanya Prewitt’s most vivid memories throughout her life revolve around her sport and exercise experiences and thus, continue to ignite passion and provide fulfillment for her. Moreover, Tanya has always believed in human potential and the positive effects of self-talk, leadership, communication, confidence, preparation and resilience. These are the skills she is devoted to teaching athletes, exercisers and individuals seeking peak performance.
She is currently a professor in Chicago, IL at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, DePaul University, Northern Illinois University and North Park University where she teaches master’s and undergraduate level sport psychology and exercise science courses. In addition, Dr. Prewitt consults and facilitates workshops for the exercise and sport community. Prior to coming to Chicago, Tanya worked as a professor at the City University of New York – York College. She received her Ph.D. in Sport Studies with a specialization in Sport Psychology from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville (UT) where she worked as a Mental Training Graduate Assistant for UT Women’s Athletic Department as well as a Graduate Assistant for UT Athletics Academic Compliance.