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Meet the Faculty

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Carolyn Vos Strache

Professor of Physical Education & Director London Program

Division: Natural Science Division
Office: Rockwell Academic Center (RAC) 104
Phone: (310) 506-4321
E-mail: carolyn.vosstrache@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., Physical Education Administration, University of Southern California, 1978
  • M.A., College Student Personnel, Michigan State University, 1973
  • A.B., Physical Education, Calvin College, 1971


  • Research and Statistics
  • Psychology and Sociology of Sport
  • Leadership Development
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Commercial Recreation
  • Teaching and Coaching Sports

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
  • National Intramural and Recreational Sports Assoc.
  • Fulbright Korea International Educators Award, Summer 1995, Seoul Korea
  • Institutional Academic Advising Award, NACADA, Dean's Office 1991
  • Honor Award, 1989. Southwest District, AAHPERD
  • Presidential Award, 1989. Southwest District, AAHPERD.
  • Faculty Member of the Year, Student Alumni Association, 1983-84

Academic Interests:

  • Education Administration
  • Leadership Studies
  • Sport Psychology

Selected Works:

  • The Situational Approach to Leading People. Management of Recreational Sports in Higher Education 1991. Brown & Benchmark.
  • Proceedings of the United States Olympic Academy VI. The Olympic Movement: Purposes, Principles and Contradictions. United States Olympic Committee and Pepperdine University, 1982
  • Proceedings of the 31st National Association Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. New Directions and Ideas. Co-edited with L. Marciana and W. Holsberry. 1980
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: "The Relationship Between Perceived Leadership Behavior of Coaches, Team Performance Outcome, Class Level, and Skill Level"