Candice L. Turner

Candice  L. Turner
Lecturer - Sports Administration

2156 Faculty Administration Building

656 W. Kirby

Detroit, MI 48202

Office Hours: By appointment.



Doctor of Philosophy (Anticipated May 2020)
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


Candice L.Turner, who was named Academic Coordinator for student-athletes at Wayne State in December 2008. She added the title of Senior Woman Administrator in the spring of 2012 and oversight of student-athlete housing in October 2012. Turner was promoted to associate athletic director in the summer of 2014. As of May 2018 Turner became a full time lecturer in Kinesiology, Health & Sports Studies Sport Administration and Management Program.

A 2006 graduate of Miami University, Turner 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.

Turner 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, Turner 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. Tunrer 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. Turner completed a specialist of education degree from EMU in educational leadership and is currently finishing up her Ph.D. in Educational 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

  • Sociology of Sport
  • Leisure Studies
  • Academic Support Services
  • Collegiate Athletics
  • Service Learning
  • Community Engagement
  • Student Athlete Development

Courses Taught

SAM 7581-Sport Finance

SAM 6310- Intercollegiate Athletics Administration

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

SAM 6531-Sport Event Management

SAM 3020- Sociology of Sport

SAM 3010- Ethics in Sport

SAM 4020- Sport Governance

SAM 2100- Foundations of Sport Management

SAM 5000- Professional Practicuum