Wayne State University

Laurel Whalen

Laurel  Whalen
Program Coordinator/Lecturer - Sports Administration
2156 Faculty/Administration Building

Skype Office Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 1:00-3:00 PM.

(313) 577-2704

Education

Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Wayne State University (expected December, 2017)
M.A. in Sports Administration, Wayne State University (2005)
B.A. in English and Speech Communication, Albion College (2001)

Responsibilities

Laurel Whalen serves as the Program Coordinator for the Sports Administration graduate program in the division of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Studies.  Her primary responsibilities are teaching, advising, graduate program management, and other service within the College of Education.

Research Interests

  • Youth sports
  • Sociocultural issues in physical activity
  • Coach training and education
  • Parent involvement in sports

Articles Published:

  • Centeio, E., Whalen, L., Thomas, E., Kulik, N., McCaughtry, N. (in press) Using yoga to reduce stress and bullying behavior among urban youth. Health.
  • Whalen, L., McCaughtry, N., Garn, A., Kulik, N., Centeio, E., Maljack, K., Kaseta, M., Shen, B., & Martin, J. (2015). Why inner-city high school students attend after-school physical activity clubs. Health Education Journal, 1-13.
  • Centeio, E., Whalen, L., Kulik, N., Thomas, E., & McCaughtry, N. (2015). Understanding stress and aggression behaviors among urban youth. Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy, 5(187).
  • Martin, J., & Whalen, L. (2015) Effective practices of disability sport coaches. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity, 7(2), 13-23.
  • Garn, A.C., McCaughtry, N., Kulik, N., Kaseta, M., Maljak, K., Whalen, L., Shen, B., Martin, J., & Fahlman, M. (2014). Successful after-school physical activity clubs in urban high schools: Perspectives of adult leaders and student participants. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 33, 112-133.
  • Maljak, K., McCaughtry, N., Garn, A., Kulik, N., Whalen, L., Shen, B., & Martin, J. (2014). Challenges in offering inner-city after-school physical activity clubs. Advances in Physical Education, 45(5), 297-307.
  • Martin, J.J. & Whalen, L. (2012). Self-concept and physical activity in athletes with physical disabilities. Disability and Health Journal, 5, 197-200.

Papers Presented:

  • Whalen, L., Centeio, E., Thomas, E., Kulik, N., Nash, B., Shen, B., McCaughtry, N. (accepted). Addressing aggressive behaviors through mindful physical education. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, St. Louis, MO.
  • Thomas, E., Centeio, E., Kulik, N., Whalen, L., Nash, B., McCaughtry, N. (accepted). A yoga-based intervention in urban physical education. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, St. Louis, MO.
  • Whalen, L., McCaughtry, N., Garn, A., Kulik, N., Maljak, K., Kaseta, M., Shen, B., Martin, J.J. (2013) Student motivations for participation in inner-city after-school physical activity clubs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Charlotte, NC.
  • Maljak, K., McCaughtry, N., Garn, A., Kulik, N., Whalen L., Kaseta, M., Shen,B., Martin, J.J. (2013) Challenges in offering inner-city after-school physical activity clubs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance,Charlotte, NC.
  • Kaseta, M., Garn, A., McCaughtry, N., Kulik, N., Maljak, K., Whalen, L., Shen, B., Martin, J.J. (2013). Running successful inner-city after-school physical activity clubs. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Charlotte, NC.
  • Kulik, N., Zalewska, A., McCaughtry, N., Garn, A., Maljak, K., Whalen, L., Kaseta, M., Martin, J.J., Shen, B. (2013). Weight Status and diet/physical activity self-perception in after-school physical activity clubs. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Charlotte, NC.
  • Kulik, N. Zalewska, A., McCaughtry, N., Garn, A., Maljak, K., Whalen, L., Kaseta, M., Martin, J.J., Shen, B. (2013). Social support, diet and exercise in after-school physical activity clubs. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Charlotte, NC.
     

Public Presentations

  • Whalen, L. & Lewis, S. (2015, March). Coaching for character. Presentation at the Michigan High School Athletic Association Women in Sports Leadership Convention, Lansing, MI.
  • Whalen, L., (2014, February). Coaching for character. Presentation at the Michigan High School Athletic Association Women in Sports Leadership Convention, Lansing, MI.
  • Whalen, L. & Howard, C. (2014, August). Choosing the right college: Preparing your athletes for the future. Presentation at the Oakland Country Coaches Convention, Walled Lake, MI.
  • Whalen, L., (2013, August). Coaching for character: Using athletics to foster positive character development. Presentation at the Oakland County Coaches Convention, Walled Lake, MI.
     

 

Courses Taught

  • KIN 6410: Introduction to Sports Administration
  • KHS 6661: Equity and Access in Sport
  • KHS 7540: Concepts of Management and Supervision
  • KHS 6750/8750: Fieldwork/Internship in KHS

Community Engagement Activities

  • NASSM, member
  • SHAPE America, member
  • Volunteers, Administrators, and Coaches Program
  • Detroit PAL, volunteer
  • Youth basketball and soccer, coach