Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance (major in sport management), University of Florida, 2019
M.S. in Sport Management, Barry University, 2011
B.S. in Business Administration (major in economics), Florida Atlantic University, 2008
Elodie Wendling is originally from the south of France and a former NCAA Division I athlete who played college tennis at Florida Atlantic University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2019 and currently serves as director of The Liminars Project, a research and training program devoted to athletes’ transition to life after sport. Her research mainly focuses on the personal and athletic development of amateur and professional athletes with primary interests in the career identity development and the transition to life after sport. The overarching goal of her research is to examine identity formation processes and resources that can help both current and former elite athletes establish a new career identity, enhance their well-being and promote optimal psychosocial functioning post-sport life, and facilitate their adjustments once they leave the high-level competitive sport landscape. Her dissertation, assessing career identity status, career and psychosocial functioning, and transition experiences of former NCAA college athletes, has been funded by the NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant. While at the University of Florida, she was an instructor for courses on sport career transition, the ethical issues in sport and sport and society. She has presented and published her research at numerous national and international refereed journals and conferences. She is a member of the North American Society for Sport Management and the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists.
Wendling, E., and Mills, B. M. (2018). “Mitigation of relative age effects through targeted policy intervention: A natural experiment from professional tennis.” Social Science Quarterly, 99, 1496-1509. doi: 10.1111/ssqu.12516.
Wendling, E., Flaherty, M., Sagas, M., and Kaplanidou, K. (2018). “Youth athletes’ sustained involvement in elite sport: An exploratory examination of elements affecting their athletic participation.” International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 13, 658-673. doi: 10.1177/1747954118757436.
McCullough, B., P., Kellison, T. B., and Wendling, E. (2018). “Boundary spanning and blurring in a collegiate athletics sustainability committee.” Journal of Amateur Sport, 4, 52-81.
Wendling, E., Kellison, T. B., and Sagas, M. (2017). “A conceptual examination of college athletes’ role conflict through the lens of Conservation of Resources Theory.” Quest, 70, 28-47. doi: 10.1080/00336297.2017.1333437.