Derek Marr Professional Bio

Derek Marr

Derek Marr

Professional Title: Assistant Professor, Management of Health and Fitness

Office: 201G2 PEIF

Phone: 906-227-1171




Dr. Derek Marr is a faculty member at Northern Michigan University in the School of Health and Human Performance. Prior to NMU, he was a Clinical Assistant Professor at Southern Methodist University where taught in the Department of Applied Physiology and Sport Management. He additionally served as a Mental Performance Coach with the Mustang Track and Field team. Dr. Marr also has worked as a mental performance coach for the University of Missouri Athletic Department. His coaching background includes roles as the Head Cross-Country Coach and Assistant Track and Field Coach at Northwood University (MI) and as a volunteer coach at Baylor University and the University of Missouri. Marr earned a Doctorate Degree in Sport Psychology from the University of Missouri. His dissertation was a part of a larger study for United States of America Track and Field exploring the psychosocial aspects of performance in 2012 Olympic Medalists. Additionally he has earned a Master’s Degree in Sport Pedagogy from Baylor University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Grand Valley State University. He currently resides in Marquette with his wife Shaylee and son Creel.