Dr. Tonya Nascimento

Tonya Nascimento is a UWF alumna with her masters in mental health counseling, after which she spent a few years working in community mental health.  She earned a PhD in sport psychology from Florida State University, where she also competed in swimming as an undergraduate.  After several years teaching part-time at FSU and Northwest Florida State College, she began teaching full-time at UWF in 2011.  In 2013, she was a finalist for the Distinguished Teaching Award.  She is now a mental performance specialist for the Air Force Special Operators, and she continues to teach as an adjunct instructor using the fully online teaching format.