Valerie Wayda

Valerie K. Wayda, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Academic Affairs

Email: Valerie.Wayda@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-0830
Office Location: PAS 277
Office Hours: Monday: 8:15-9:45 am; Tuesday: 3-4:30 pm; Thursday: 2-3 pm
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Professional Highlights

  • West Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 2018  Recreation/Leisure Leadership Award
  • National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education 2015 Distinguished Service Award
  • North American Society (NAS) of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Professionals Fellow

Educational Background

  • Ed.D., Sport Behavior with emphasis in Motor Development, Research & Sociology, West Virginia University
  • M.S., Physical Education with emphasis in Sport Behavior, West Virginia University
  • B.S., Physical Education, SUNY Cortland

Committees and Memberships

  • Member, West Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2009-present
  • Member, National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2000-present
  • Member, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1997-present

Research Interests

  • Professional dispositions

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Valerie Wayda served as the chair for the Department of Coaching and Teaching Studies at WVU for 10 years before moving into the Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Academic Affairs. She has always served in some administrative role beginning with her first faculty appointment at the University of Virginia (1990-93) as the coordinator of the service physical education program and faculty member in the sport psychology program. Then she relocated to Ball State University (1993-2005) as coordinator of the sport psychology program and the coaching minor. Her other administrative appointment was as the coordinator of the physical education teacher program at the University of Central Arkansas (2005-2009). Wayda is a life-time member of SHAPE America (formerly AAHPERD) and ICHPERD-SD, and has been a member of NAKHE since 2000. She has served in various leadership roles within Midwest District AAHPERD, NASPE, NAKHE and NCACE.