Sport Management Department
State University of New York College at Cortland
Phone: (607) 753-5426Fax: (607) 753-5426
HIGHER EDUCATIONDoctorate of Philosophy in Kinesiology, ABD
Department of Kinesiology
Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
Degree: Ph.D. in Sport Management, minor in Health Care Administration - Projected graduation date: August, 2009
Dissertation: Exploring the Under-representation of Females in Leadership Positions in Intercollegiate Sport in Puerto Rico
Advisor: Dr. Betty Myers, Ph.D.Master of Arts in Physical Education (Curriculum and Instruction) (January, 2003)
Interamerican University (Metropolitan Campus), Puerto Rico
Advisor: Dr. Vanessa Bird, Ph.D.Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education (May, 1999)
International Institute, Lewisville, Texas
HIGHER EDUCATION - SUNY CORTLAND
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT CORTLAND
Position: Visiting Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Teaching Responsibilities Include:
SPM 360 - Sport Marketing
SPM 460 - Applied Sport Marketing
COR 101 - Cortland Experience
Graduate Teaching Responsibilities
SPM 540 – International Sport Enterprise
SPM 650 – Research Methods in Sport Management
SPM 655-Research Methods in Sport Marketing
·Internationalization Committee, Sport Management Department-Member
·Sport Management Club
·Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies-Board Member
·Faculty for Student Advisement-Committee Chair
·Latin-American Sport Management Association, ALGEDE-Director of Publications
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN SPORT MANAGMENT
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, Denton, Texas
Position: Intern-Athletic Department
Responsibilities included identifying and contacting and establishing a relationship with potential donors within the Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex for financial involvement in the athletic program. Responsibilities on game days included of assessing the VIP Suite and visiting with guest who consisted of current and potential VIP donors.
ACADEMIA CASTILLO FUERTE, Carolina, Puerto Rico
Position: Athletic Director
Responsibilities included coordinating and directing interscholastic athletic competitions, coordinate annual awards banquets for students and their family, schedule practice and manage athletic events, supervise and give support to physical education teachers, ensure eligibility of student athletes, purchase and manage uniforms and athletic equipment and keep administrators informed of events and status of athletic program.
Position: Director of Recreation-Youth Summer Camp
Responsibilities include developing and directing the recreation program and offering support to the recreation staff.
RELATED PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE
TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY, Denton, Texas
Position: Research Assistant
Collaborated in the designing of an intervention that would address the growing incidences of obesity in low-income children and their family. Translated written material and from English to Spanish and served as translator during the workshops for participants. Taught parents developmentally appropriate activities to play with their children in a variety of environments. Measured physical activity in children and families with pedometers, accelerometers, and direct observation. The intervention directed toward appropriate physical activities.The data was analyzed through qualitative and quantitative methods to identify the results of the intervention.
2003 - 2006
Low Ropes Facilitator
Responsibilitiesincluded preparing experiential education programs addressing identified themes designed for specific populations
1999 - 2003
ACADEMIA CASTILLO FUERTE, Carolina, Puerto Rico
Position: Physical Education Teacher
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, Cortland, New York
Recipient of the Leadership Civic Engagement, 2009
TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY, Denton Texas
·Multi-ethnic Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Scholarship
Competitive scholarship for minority graduate students involved in research
·Chancellor Student Research Scholar Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
·Who’s Who of American Women, 2006
·American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAPHERD)
·North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)
·Sport Marketing Association (SMA)
·Asociación Latinoamericana de Gerencia Deportiva (ALGEDE) (Latin-american Sport Management Asociation)
RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS AND SCHOLARLY WORK
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS:
Velez, L., Myers, B., Senne, T., & Nichols, D. Exploring the Under-representation of Females in Leadership Positions in Collegiate Sport in Puerto Rico.
Snyder, D., Velez, L., & DePerno, D.Portrayal of Women on the Cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine from 1954-2004: A Fifty-year Retrospective.
Huettig, C., Rich, S., Engelbrecht, J., Sanborn, C., Essery, E., Dimarco, N., Velez, L., & Levy, L. Growing with EASE: Eating, Activity, and Self-Esteem. Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. May 2006
SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATIONS:
Columna, L., Pyfer, J., Senne, T., Velez, L., Bridenthrall, N., Canabal, M. Collaboration Between Hispanic Families with Children with Disabilities and Adapted Physical Education Professionals.
BOOK CHAPTER IN PROGRESS:
Orejana, J., Bravo, G., & Velez, L. (2009 pending) Sport in Latin American. International sport management. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS AND PEERED REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS
Columna, L., Pyfer, J., Senne, T., Velez, L., Bridenthrall, N., Canabal, M. Collaboration Between Hispanic Families with Children with Disabilities and Adapted Physical Education Professionals. Presented at the 16th International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity. Rio Claro, Brazil July 2007
Snyder, D., Velez, L., & DePerno, D.Portrayal of Women on the Cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine from 1954-2004: A Fifty-year Retrospective. Sport Marketing Association (SMA), Pittsburgh , PA. November, 2007.
Engelbrecht, J., Huettig, C., Dimarco, N., Rich, S., Levy, L & Velez, L. Growing with EASE: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Center for Continuing Education, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. February, 2006.
Engelbrecht, J., Huettig, Levy, L & Velez, L. Growing with Ease: A Multidisciplinary Approach. National Association for the Education of Young Children, Miami, FL. June, 2005.
Velez, L., Sanborn, C., & Myers, B. Preschool Director’s Perception of Physical Activity. 9th Annual Research Symposium, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX,. April, 2007.
Velez, L., Rich, S., Sanborn, C., Nichols, D., Essery, E., & Dimarco, N. Parents of Preschoolers: Barriers to Physical. Activity. 8th Annual Research Symposium, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. April, 2006.
Velez, L., Sanborn, C. & Nichols, D. Comparing Pedometers to Accelerometers in Measuring Physical Activity of Preschoolers. 2nd Annual MBRS Fall Research Symposium, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. October, 2005.
Levy, L., Popejoy, A., Velez, L., Columna,L., Rich, S., Sanborn, & Huettig, C. Childhood Play Experiences of Hispanic Parents of Preschoolers. Poster Presented at the 8th Annual Research Symposium. Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. April, 2005.
Velez, L., Sanborn, C., Huettig C., Dimarco, N. & Rich, S. Growing with EASE Through Physical Activities. 8th Annual Research Symposium. Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. April, 2005.
Velez, L., Sanborn, C. & Nichols, D. Growing with EASE: Accelerometer Study. 1st Annual MBRS Fall Research Symposium, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. October, 2004.
Velez, L., Huettig, C., Zell, J., Essery, E., Rich, S, Engelbrecht, J., Dimarco, N. & Sanborn, C. The Effect of a Family Centered Active Play Program for Obese At-Risk Preschoolers. 7th Annual Research Symposium. Texas Woman’s University Denton, TX. April, 2004.
Huettig, C., Columna, L., Keigher, B. & Velez, L. Healthy Physical Activities for Parents and Their Young Children. Sister to Sister National Woman’s Heart Day. Dallas TX. February, 2006.
Columna, L., Velez, L. Activities Modification for Children With Disabilities. Four (4) hour workshop for general physical educators and aides. Evermans School District, Evermans, TX. July, 2005.
Columna, L., Velez, L., Ortiz, G., Perez, J., Velez, J., Nieves, A. In-Service Teaching Styles. Four (4) hour Workshop. Puerto Rico, 2003 (San Juan, Bayamon, Caguas, & Naranjito) (5 workshops).
Columna, L., Velez, L., Ortiz, G., Perez, J., Velez, J., & Nieves, A. In Service for new Physical Education Teachers. Eight (8) hour workshop. Bayamon, Puerto Rico, 2003 (2 workshops).
Bird, V., Columna, L., Velez, L., Belen, I. Ortiz, G., Perez, J., & Velez, J., et al. Physical Education: Beyond Games and Competition. Workshop regarding physical education for school principals. San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2001.