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Dr.  Sarah E Stokowski

Dr. Sarah E Stokowski

Assistant Professor

Office: 2220 - Lantz
Phone: (217)581-8580
Fax: (217)581-7973
Email: sestokowski@eiu.edu
A native of Aurora, Illinois, Dr. Sarah Stokowski graduated with her Ph.D. in Sport Management from the University of Tennessee. Sarah prides herself on having practical experience within intercollegiate athletics and enjoys sharing those experiences with her students. Previously, Sarah worked as a graduate assistant in the athletic department at the University of Oklahoma (where she also earned her master degree in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration), at Mizzou in athletic development and athletic academic support, and at Stanford University as an intern in the football office. Sarah's passion for athletic student-life and athletic academic reform has sparked her interest in assisting student-athletes in becoming successful on and off the playing field. Her research interest lie in intercollegiate athletics, specifically the transitions, motivations, and experiences of student-athletes with diagnosed learning disabilities and ADHD. Currently, Sarah and her two dogs, Sweeney and Scout, reside in Charleston.

Office Hours:
Mondays: 9am-12pm
Tuesday: 10:30am-12:30pm
or by appointment


University of Tennessee                                                                                                                                    
Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology and Sport Studies                                                                           
Emphasis: Sport Management
University of Oklahoma                                                                                                                                    
Master of Education in Adult and Higher Education                                                                                
Emphasis: Intercollegiate Athletic Administration                                                                                                                            

University of Kansas                                                                                                                                         
achelor of Science in Education: Sport Science                                                                                     
Emphasis: Sport Management                                                                                                                              
Minor: Business 

Professional Organizations

College Sport Research Institute                 

North American Society of Sport Management     

Southern Sport Management Association         

Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance                                

Selected Publications

  • Stokowski, S., Huffman, L. A., & Aicher, T.J. (2013). A comparative analysis of sport participation motivations of NCAA Division I Student-Athletes: An International Focus. The Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 7(2).
  • Hardin, R., Trendafilova, S., Stokowski, S., & Koo, G. (2013). Educational Choices of International Collegiate Student-Athletes. International Journal of Sport Management, 14(2), 1-20.
  • Pate, J. R., Stokowski, S., & Hardin, R. (2011). Third time’s a charm: The case of Tennessee’s four junior football players who endured three different head coaches in three seasons. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, (4), 354-369.
  • Lumpkin, A., & Stokowski, S. (2011). Interscholastic sports-A character building privilege. Kappa Delta Pr Record, 47(3), 124-128. 

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