Leisure & Sport Management, Psychology faculty and students present at College Sport Conference
Elon seniors Jenna Raffio (psychology) and Ryan Pauley (leisure and sport management), along with faculty members Chris Leupold and Tony Weaver, presented a poster titled, “Creation of a Strategic Performance Model for Division I Athletic Directors: Phase I” at the Scholarly Conference on College Sport in Chapel Hill, N.C., held from April 15-19.
The poster presentation detailed the first phase of a larger study examining the role of Division I athletic directors. The study examined the hiring trends and characteristics of current Division I athletic directors, including length of time in their current position, educational background, and past work experience. Data gathered may be used by higher education institutions for making better hiring decisions, enhancing training programs and allowing for overall improved performance management.