Professor & Department Chair
Department of Kinesiology
Joined faculty in 2008
Office: 219 McPhee
Phone: (715) 836-3159
Ed.D. Social-Psychology Kinesiology, 1995, University of Northern Colorado
M.S. Physical Education/Sport Psychology, 1986, University of North Texas
B.S. Physical Education, 1985, University of North Texas
Major Areas of Assignment
Chair, Department of Kinesiology
KINS 312/512 Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
KINS 313/513 Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
Anxiety and Sport Performance; Exercise and Cancer Recovery; Quality of Life
Recent Scholarly Work
Cremades, J. G., Wated, G., & Wiggins, M. S. (2011). Multiplicative Measurements of a Trait Anxiety Scale as Predictors of Burnout. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 15, 220-233.
Wiggins, M. S. (2011, September). Increasing Perceived Quality of Life in Cancer Survivors: Traditional vs. Non-Traditional Weight Training Programs. Paper presented at the Association of Applied Sport Psychology National Conference, Honolulu, HI.
Wiggins, M. S., & Simonavice, E. M. (2010). Cancer prevention, aerobic capacity, and physical functioning in survivors related to physical activity: A recent review. Cancer Management and Research, 2, 157-164.
Wiggins, M. S., & Simonavice, E. M. (2009). Quality of life benefits in cancer survivorship with supervised exercise. Psychological Reports, 104, 421-424.
Cremades, J. G., & Wiggins, M. S. (2008). Direction and intensity of trait anxiety as predictors of burnout among collegiate athletes. Athletic Insight – The Online Journal of Sport Psychology, 10(2). Retrieved at http://www.athleticinsight.com/Vol10Iss2/TraitAnxiety.htm.
Partridge, J. A., & Wiggins, M. S. (2008). Coping styles for trait shame and anxiety intensity and direction in competitive athletes. Psychological Reports, 103, 703-712.
Simonavice, E. M., & Wiggins, M. S. (2008). Exercise barriers, self-efficacy levels, and stages of change. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 107, 946-950.
Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
- Awarded the Regents Awards for Teaching Excellence for the College of Health Sciences and Human Services, Murray State University (2005).