Faculty Profiles

Julian R. Woolf

Assistant Professor
Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education And Sport Management

Woodruff Hall Gymnasium
516.877.4258
JWOOLF@ADELPHI.EDU

General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D. Kinesiology (Sport Management), The University of Texas at Austin (2007)

M.Ed. Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology and Nutrition), The University of Texas at Austin (2001)

B.Sc. (Hons) Sport Science, The University of Wolverhamption, England (1996)

Licenses and Certifications

Licenses and Certifications

2013 Theory and Practice of Scholarly Teaching. University Teaching Certificate (UTC) Program Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Windsor.

2013 Learning, Teaching and Assessing. Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA).

2012 Fundamentals of University Teaching. University Teaching Certificate (UTC) Program Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Windsor.

2012 Supporting Learning. Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA).

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

I am interested in the ways that sport is managed and policy is set so that the health benefits we presume sport provides society can be actualized.

I focus on three areas:

• Doping in sport
• The Development of Sport
• The use of Sport for Development

Doping naturally addresses the negative side of the equation, though the Development of Sport (particularly elite sport) also involves issues of health and performance to which I am interested. In this regard I am interested in how we develop sport and those who participate by examining how people are recruited, retained, and transfer from one level of sport to another. The third area is an emergent area of interest to sport management scholars. Sport is often purported to contribute to people’s development and I question the veracity of this claim with an aim to understand under what circumstance it may be veridical.

A mantra that I use to channel my research effort is: Rigorous – Relevant – Meaningful. The research I conduct should aspire to be of the highest quality and design, be relevant to current issues in sport and to policy makers and managers of sport, and be of significance such that the practical implications are adopted by, or impact the sport world.

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