Faculty & Staff

MEREDITH WHITLEY

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

EXERCISE SCIENCE, HEALTH STUDIES, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT MANAGEMENT

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Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D., Michigan State University (2012)
Ed.M., Boston University (2008)
B.A., New York University (2005)

Recent Courses

Internship
Social Issues In Physical Education And Sports
Youth Development Through Sport And Physical Activity

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Sport-based youth development
Sport for development and peace
Global sports and development
Social issues/foundations in sport, physical activity, and physical education
Sport and physical activity programs for underserved youth
Service-learning and experiential education

Research Interests

Sport-based youth development
Sport for development and peace
Global sports and development
Physical activity-based service-learning programs
Sport and physical activity programs for underserved youth
Service-learning and experiential education

Grants/Sponsored Research

Whitley, M. A., & Massey, W. V. (2014). Exploring Our Strengths and Our Future: A sport-based youth development program in Southern Queens, New York. Funded for $2,500 by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Whitley, M. A. (February 2013). On the ground in Uganda: Exploring the role of sport and physical activity in promoting gender equality and female empowerment. Funded for $4,000 for the Adelphi University Faculty Development Grant.

Refereed Articles

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Whitley, M. A. (2014), A draft conceptual framework of relevant theories to inform future rigorous research on student service-learning outcomes. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 20, 19-40.

Mercier, K., Whitley, M. A., & Manson, M. (2014), Middle-school assessments that contribute to literacy goals. Strategies, 27, 22-27.

Whitley, M. A., Forneris, T., & Barker, B. (2014), The reality of evaluating community-based sport and physical activity programs to enhance the development of underserved youth: Challenges and potential strategies. Quest, 66, 218-232.

Whitley, M. A., & Walsh, D. (2014), A framework for the design and implementation of service-learning courses. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 85, 34-39.

Bean, E. A., Whitley, M. A., & Gould, D. (2014), Athlete impressions of a character-based sports program for underserved youth. Journal of Sport Behavior, 37, 3-23.

Whitley, M. A., Wright, E. M., & Gould, D. (2013), Coaches’ perspectives on sport-plus programmes for underserved youth: An exploratory study in South Africa. Journal of Sport for Development, 1, 53-66.

Whitley, M. A., Hayden, L. A., & Gould, D. (2013), Growing up in the Kayamandi Township: I. The role of sport in helping youth overcome challenges within their community. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 5, 373-397.

Forneris, T., Whitley, M. A., & Barker, B. (2013), The reality of implementing community-based sport and physical activity programs to enhance the development of underserved youth: Challenges and potential strategies. Quest, 65, 313-331.

Whitley, M. A. (2012), The Ikhaya sport programs in the Kayamandi Township. Agora for Physical Education and Sport, 14, 115-136.

Wright, E. M., Whitley, M. A., & Sabolboro, G. (2012), Conducting a TPSR program for an underserved girls’ summer camp. Agora for Physical Education and Sport, 14, 5-24.

Whitley, M. A., Bean, E. A., & Gould, D. (2011), On the fields of the Motor City: Underserved athletes’ perceptions of their coaches. Journal of Coaching Education, 4, 97-121.

Whitley, M. A., & Gould, D. (2010), Psychosocial development in refugee children and youth through the personal-social responsibility model. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 11, 118-138.

Gould, D., & Whitley, M. A. (2009), Sources and consequences of athletic burnout among college athletes. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 25, 16-30.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

Whitley, M. A. (2014, April). Seminar 14: Alignment for successful community engagement. seminar for the 2013-2014 Graduate Certification in Community Engagement, East Lansing, MI.

Walsh, D., & Whitley, M. A. (2013, June). Strategies and ideas for developing a service-learning course. Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Conference, Chicago, IL.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Whitley, M. A., Forneris, T., & Barker, B. (2014). The reality of evaluating community-based sport and physical activity programs to enhance the development of underserved youth: Challenges and potential strategies. In American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Whitley, M. A. (2013). A comprehensive conceptual model of service-learning. In International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement. Omaha, NE.

Whitley, M. A. (2013). Globalization of sport psychology: The need for service-learning in academic curricula. In Association for Applied Sport Psychology. New Orleans, LA.

Whitley, M. A., Gould, D., Hayden, L., Lauer, L., & Buckle, M. (2011). Challenges in conducting research and outreach in underserved communities: Lessons from the field. In Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Honolulu, HI.

Griffes, K., Whitley, M. A., & Gould, D. (2011). The role of sport and physical activity in leadership development of Army ROTC cadets. In Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Honolulu, HI.

Whitley, M. A., Hayden, L. A., & Gould, D. (2011). Sport-based positive youth development: A study in the Kayamandi Township in South Africa. In 13th FEPSAC European Congress of Sport Psychology. Madeira, Portugal.

Hayden, L. A., & Whitley, M. A. (2011). An ethnographic study of life skills development in Malaysian youth. In 13th FEPSAC European Congress of Sport Psychology. Madeira, Portugal.

Clocksin, B. D., Watson, D. L., Walsh, D., Dunn, R. J., Doolittle, S., Beale, A., McCarthy, J., & Whitley, M. A. (2011). Teaching personal and social responsibility. In American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. San Diego, CA.

Gould, D., Whitley, M. A., & Wright, E. (2010). Sport and underserved youth in South Africa. In International Congress on Coaching Education. Papendhol Olympic Training Center, Papendhol, Netherlands.

Whitley, M.A., Wright, E., & Gould, D. (2010). Coaches’ perspectives on positive youth development for underserved South African youth. In Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Providence, RI.

Whitley, M. A. (2010). Program development with refugee kids. In Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Conference. Chicago, IL.

Whitley, M. A. (2010). Introducing TPSR in South Africa. In Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Conference. Chicago, IL.

Whitley, M. A. (2010). Positive youth development through sport. College of Education, Southwest University, Chongqing, China.

Whitley, M. A. (2010). The role of sport in the lives of refugee youth. In 19th Midwest Sport & Exercise Psychology Symposium. Muncie, IN.

Bean, E. A., Whitley, M. A., & Gould, D. (2009). TDPal evaluation: Experiences of underserved youth. In Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Salt Lake City, UT.

Gould, D., & Whitley, M. A (2009). Sport psychology and the underserved: Lessons from the field. In International Society of Sport Psychology 12th World Congress of Sport Psychology. Marrakesh, Morocco.


Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Voelker, D. K.*, & Whitley, M. A. * (Eds.) (2010). Performance Excellence Movement Newsletter: 2010 Publication. Association for Applied Sport Psychology. [First authorship shared]

Honors and Accomplishments

Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention, International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement

University Distinguished Fellowship, Michigan State University