Wayne State University

Laurel Whalen

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

Office Hours: Given that our program is online, I conduct most of my office hours digitally. 

I can be reached via Skype: laurellwhalen or ooVoo: laurelwhalen

Winter, 2015 Semester Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 1:00-3:30

(313) 577-2704


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

Certified Red Cross CPR/First Aid Instructor


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


  • Program Coordinator, Sports Administration
  • Graduate Student¬†Advising
  • College of Education Social Amenities Committee
  • College of Education Recruitment Committee
  • KHS Social Committee

Research Interests

Youth sports, sociocultural issues in physical activity, coach training and education, parent involvement in sports

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

Volunteers, Administrators, and Coaches Program

Athletes with Autism