Tarkington Newman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of New Hampshire. Through his research, he is committed to serving youth populations who are socially vulnerable and at-risk for behavioral health problems. Specifically, Tarkington’s research focuses on positive youth development through sport, recreation, and adventure-based learning. Using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, his research investigates the mechanisms and factors that promote life skill development and transfer, as well as prevent aggressive and violent behaviors. Tarkington also is involved in the development of PYD-focused coaching education that enhances coaches’ ability to facilitate life skill development and transfer through competitive athletics.