Leslie Sherlin, Ph.D.

Leslie Sherlin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Contact Information
Email: Leslie.Sherlin@ottawa.edu

Leslie Sherlin, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Ottawa’s Surprise campus. He completed his bachelors degree in psychology, masters degree in clinical psychology and with an emphasis in clinical psychology he finished his PhD in psychology. In 2013 he completed a re-specialization and post doctoral fellowship in sport psychology. Dr. Sherlin is one of the world’s leading experts on the neuroscience of high performance. He has founded a number of different companies pioneering services and tools in the psychology and psychophysiology markets.  He is a leader in the research and use of neuroscience for improving human performance. He has led research partnerships with Red Bull’s High Performance Center, USA Track & Field, US military Special Operations Forces, professional teams in multiple sports in many countries, to discover what the brains of the most high performing people were doing and help them do more of it.  He has published this work in the academic literature and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Sports Illustrated, CNN, ESPN, CBS, Popular Science, Outdoor Magazine and more.

He joined Ottawa University full time in 2017 at the opening of the Surprise campus in Arizona after having been an adjunct faculty. He continues to keep his hands in the trenches providing sport and performance consulting services to individuals and teams. Dr. Sherlin is listed in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry. He is a Certified Consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, certified by the International Board of Quantitative Electrophysiology, certified at the Diplomat level in quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) and is BCIA Board Certified both in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback. He has served on the board of directors for both the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research and the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in a number of elected positions including the president/chairman. 

<< Back to the Faculty Directory page