• Latisha Forster Scott
  • Latisha Forster Scott
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Coordinator for the Council for Leadership, Equity, Diversity in Sport (CLEDS)
  • Area: Sport Psychology
  • End Degree: Ph.D., Kinesiology
  • Office: Loree Classroom Building 114 (Douglass Campus)
  • Phone: 848-932-7086
  • Specialization: Issues of diversity and inclusion in sport, fitness, health, wellness, and physical education.  Racial and athletic identity development, athletic counseling, and exercise for wellness.

Licenses and Certifications


Courses Taught

01:377:301   Psychology of Sport and Exercise
01:955:305   Sport Sociology
01:955:316   Fitness Management
01:955:331   Gender Issues in Sport

Educational/Research Interests

Dr. Scott has presented nationally and published research on issues related to racial and athletic identity development; cultural practices as they relate to obesity, exercise and health; gender issues in society; socioeconomic issues as they impact health, education, sport, recreation, and mental health.  Dr. Scott created the Saliency of Race in Sport Questionnaire (SORIS-Q) which examines the role racial identity and experiences impact perceptions and behavior specifically within a sport context.  Interests also include lifeskill development for athletes, athletic counseling, fitness instruction and programming.


Forster-Scott, L., & Peters, H. J. (2020). Breaking stereotypes and barriers to working with Muslim and women of color. In L. Carter (Ed.), Feminist applied sport psychology: From theory to practice (pp. 197-204). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351055949-20

Forster-Scott, L. (2019).  At-risk athletes. In J. Taylor (Ed.), Comprehensive applied sport psychology (pp. 227-231). Routledge.

Forster-Scott, L. et. al. (2017). Diversity in Sport Psychology Assessment. In J. Taylor (Ed.), Assessment in Sport Psychology Consulting. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Forster-Scott, L. (2011). African American female adolescents and physical activity: Cultural inclusiveness and best practices. The Reporter: The Journal of the New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 81, 1, pp 7-11.

Forster-Scott, L. (2011). Understanding colorism and how it relates to sport and physical activity. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 82, 2, pp 48-52.

Forster-Scott, L. (2007). Sociological factors impacting childhood obesity. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 78, 8, pp 29-30 & 47.