Laurel Ann Grasso Zeisler (USA)

Treasurer

laurel-ann-grasso-fullLAUREL ANN GRASSO ZEISLER; born 21 June, 1968, Flushing, New York. Laurel Zeisler has had a lifelong love of a variety of sports based on the influence of her father, John Grasso. He authored the Historical Dictionary of Tennis. A strong tennis player herself, she also played field hockey for the first time while in South Africa as a Rotary Exchange Student. She attended both the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics, in Los Angeles and Seoul respectively, and is looking forward to watching ice hockey at her first Winter Olympics. Zeisler’s educational background includes a B.A. in Journalism from Binghamton University, M.A. in Speech Language Pathology from Kean University, and a Ph.D. in Health Sciences from Seton Hall University. She applied her research training in writing the Historical Dictionary of Ice Hockey (published in 2013 by Scarecrow Press). Laurel is a current member of the Society for International Hockey Research (SIHR) as well as the International Society of Olympic Historians.  Also an avid collector of books, her hockey collection multiplied considerably during that endeavor. Additionally, she has created new hockey fans by bringing her daughters to the Binghamton and Albany AHL games. Dr. Zeisler’s other research interests include decisional procrastination and stress, Prader-Willi syndrome, and fourth place Olympians. Currently, Laurel teaches at SUNY Oneonta in the Communication & Media Department. She also teaches public speaking at SUNY Delhi.

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