Wayne State University

Candice L. Howard

Candice  L. Howard
Adjunct Faculty - Sports Administration
Academic Resource Center Matthaei Building

Office Hours: By appointment.

(313) 577-3048

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (December 2017)
Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
Concentration: Educational Leadership

Specialist of Education (December 2011)
Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
Concentration: Educational Leadership

Master of Science in Sports Studies (August 2007)
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
Concentration: Sports Studies

Bachelor of Science in Health and Sports Studies (May 2006)
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
Major: Sports Studies
Minor: Management Organizational Leadership
Minor: Marketing
 

Biography

Candice L. (Turner) Howard, who was named Academic Coordinator for student-athletes at Wayne State in December 2008, begins her ninth season on the WSU Athletics staff in 2016-17. She added the title of Senior Woman Administrator in the spring of 2012 and oversight of student-athlete housing in October 2012. Howard was promoted to associate athletic director in the summer of 2014.

A 2006 graduate of Miami University, Howard had been the graduate assistant in Eastern Michigan’s Student Athlete Support Services (SASS) department since August 2007. Her primary duties were in providing centralized tracking of student-athlete academic progress, learning-centered monitoring, and study table oversight.

Howard also served as a liaison between the SASS staff and coaches about individual student’s attendance while working directly with student intervention and learning methodologies for improvement and career success. She had worked in the EMU career services office since January 2008 while serving as a learning specialist/academic advisor in the EMU athletic department for the past year.

In February 2010, Howard attended the annual NCAA CHAMPS Life Skills Conference where she conducted a poster presentation on the WSU Athletic Department’s Professional Development series for student-athletes. During the conference, she also facilitated two sessions for new member institutions implementing CHAMPS Life Skills Programs.

A 2012 graduate of the NCAA Leadership Institute and recipient of the NCAA Division II NACWAA National Convention grant for SWA’s, she is committed to her personal and professional growth within the field of Intercollegiate athletics. Howard earned her bachelor’s degree in sports studies with minors in management organizational leadership and marketing. She received a master’s in sports studies with an emphasis on sports organization from Miami in August 2007. Howard completed a specialist of education degree from EMU in educational leadership and is currently finising up her Ph.D. in Educatioanl Leadership at Eastern Michigan University.
 

Academic Interests

Sociology of Sport
Psychology of Sport
Sports Management and Leadership
Sport Business and Finance
Health and Wellness
The Student Athlete Experience
Online Education and Student Athletes
Academic Retention for Student Athletes
Student Athlete Involvement on College Campuses
 

Area Of Expertise

  • Academic Support Services
  • Collegiate Atheltics
  • Service Learning
  • Community Engagement
  • Student Athetle Development

Courses Taught

KHS 7581-Sport Finance

This course examines the financial tools that sports managers use to run their sport businesses. As such, it explores traditional and innovative methods of revenue acquisition and financial management in sports organizations, the financial business structure of sports organizations, and the financial planning and forecasting processes that make organizations effective. Various other aspects of finance are discussed as they relate to sports organizations, including the time value of money, capital structuring, stocks and bonds, inventory management, and taxation.

KHS 7310- Intercollegiate Athletics Administration

This course is an overview of intercollegiate athletic administration. The course will focus on the history of college athletics, NCAA compliance rules and regulations, operations, finances, strategic planning, and critical issues and future trends that impact college sport.

KHS 6540-Concepts of Management in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

In this course management theory and concepts will be studied and related to the sport industry. Management styles, leadership, supervision, and functions thereof will be examined in depth.