Dr. Carr is the Sport and Performance Psychologist and Coordinator for Sport and Performance Psychology at St Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis, Indiana. In this role, which started in August of 2006, Dr. Carr coordinates training, supervision, research, and applied practice in the area of sport and performance psychology. He also provides individual counseling and consultation services; he is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana and is HSPP-endorsed. He is the Team Performance Psychologist for the Indiana Pacers (NBA) and the Indiana Fever (WNBA) and was the consulting sport psychologist for the Oklahoma City Thunder (2008-2011). He is the Consulting Sport Psychologist for the Purdue University Athletics Department (2001-2007; 2013 to Present) and was the Consulting Sport Psychologist for the Indiana University Athletic Department from 2005 to 2013. He was the USA Diving National Team Sport Psychologist from 2004-2008 and was in Beijing for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games as the USA Olympic Diving Team Sport Psychologist. He is an Ad Hoc Member and first psychologist on the NCAA Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sport Committee (CSMAS), a position he will serve until 2016; he was also an invited attendee at the first NCAA Mental Health Task Force Committee meeting held at the NCAA in November of 2013.
Prior to joining St. Vincent, Dr. Carr was the Sport/Performance Psychologist at the Methodist Sports Medicine Center from 2000 to 2006. He was the Sport Psychologist for The Ohio State University Sports Medicine Center from 1995 to 2000, where his responsibilities included coordinating psychological services for the OSU Athletic Department; including counseling and sport psychology consultation with individuals, teams, coaches, and student-athlete support staff.
Dr. Carr is the Past-President of Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) of the American Psychological Association and served on the Executive Committee from 2007-09. He is on the United States Olympic Committee Registry of Sport Psychology Providers based at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He spent 6 years (1999-2005) as the Sport Psychologist for the Kansas City Royal Baseball Club. Dr. Carr also served for ten years (1992-2002) as the Sport Psychologist for the United States Men’s Alpine Ski Team based in Park City, Utah and was the team psychologist for the US Men's Alpine Olympic Ski Team during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He was (2004-06) on the National Advisory Board for the Citizenship Through Sport Alliance (CTSA) “Report Card on Youth Sport”, which presented their nationwide “report card on youth sports” in November of 2005. Dr. Carr has written numerous book chapters in sports medicine and physical medicine in the area of sport and performance psychology. He has also published numerous articles in sports medicine textbooks, journals, and in magazines for USA Gymnastics (Technique) and USA Swimming (Splash).
He was a Performance Psychology Consultant with the United States Navy and worked with the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida from 1997-2001. He was the Team Psychologist for the Columbus Crew (1995-2000); he has done consultation with other Olympic Sports Organizations, Major League Baseball, and the Championship Auto Racing Teams. Prior to coming to Ohio State in 1995, he was the Sport Psychologist for Counseling and Consultation at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona; he was also the Team Counselor for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. Before 1994, Dr. Carr was the Psychologist for Athletics at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, where he coordinated athletic counseling and sport psychology services for the athletic department.
Dr. Carr has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a minor in Exercise Science/Sport Psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He spent one year as a Clinical Research Assistant in Sport Psychology at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he worked with elite-level athletes and coaches prior to the 1992 Olympic Games.
A former collegiate football player and native of Muncie, Indiana, he received his B.A. in Psychology from Wabash College and his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University, where he was a graduate assistant football coach from 1983-84. He also studied off-campus at Oxford University in Oxford, England, and played club rugby during his stay. Dr. Carr lives in Westfield, Indiana with his wife Kelli and daughter Rachel, who will begin her collegiate gymnastics career at Central Michigan University in the Fall of 2013.