Kimberly A. Cologgi is the new Assistant Research Director, and affiliate faculty member in the Department of Sport Psychology at John F. Kennedy University. In addition to her time at JFKU, Dr. Cologgi is an Assistant professor at Barry University in Miami, Florida. Dr. Cologgi has been at Barry University since 2016 where she serves as the Program Coordinator for the Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology MS degree. Prior to her work at Barry, she attended Florida State University, where she received her doctorate in Sport & Exercise Psychology.

Kimberly’s research is focused on the psychological components of athlete retirement, and transition into new career endeavors. The specific aims of her research are to recognize the effects of retirement on former athlete’s self-concept clarity and identifying which types of coping lead to a more successful transition. Kimberly’s other research interests include exercise psychology and how the principles of behavior modification can be applied to health and wellness.

Kimberly is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) and is on the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Sport Psychology registry. She seeks to foster mental skills and works towards enhancing self-awareness in athlete’s and performers.


  • Sport Psychology

Credentials & Accolades

Florida State University, PhD Sport & Exercise Psychology