2021 Commencement Information
Director of Sports Management Emphasis
Department of Kinesiology
Science & Learning Center 310A
B.S., Louisiana Tech University
M.S., Louisiana Tech University
Ph.D., Texas Woman's University
Kathy Barlow has been a tenured member of the faculty since 2013 and she teaches courses in sport management, sport sociology and motor learning and control. Her teaching experience runs the gamut from high school to college and before coming to Whittier College, she was the Athletic Director and head women’s basketball coach at Louisiana State University at Eunice. She has been involved with sports her entire life and obtains great joy finding sport business-related internships for her students. Her research interests are focused on interactive and experiential types of pedagogy that will enhance the student experience.
2017 Harry W. Nerhood Award for Teaching Excellence. Awards Setting high standards, the ability to stimulate both enthusiastic and creative thought, fairness in the evaluation of student work, creation of a quality environment for learning the classroom, and availability for dialog and counseling students.
2015 Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award (KNS Club). A student organization award from the Dean of Students Office.
2015 Whittier Area School Administrators Award. Appreciation for the dedication and support of the students of our community-- Making a difference in the lives of children.
2013 Presidential Award for Inspiring Faculty-Student Collaborations on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity. This prize celebrates and applauds a professor who inspires students through URSCA.
2012 Marilyn Veitch Award. For outstanding contribution to Whittier College and dedication to the students.
2009 Associated Students of Whittier College. Certificate of Achievement in recognition of her exemplary service to the student body and to the ASWC Senate above and beyond call of duty.
Sebanc, A.M. & Barlow, K.A. (2015). Establishing deeper partnerships between college and K12. Published online January 24, 2015 in Community Works Journal.
Dixon, J. & Barlow, K.A. (2012). Choice architecture and shared criteria for addressing health, fitness, and recreation. CAHPERD E-Journal, Vol. 2.
Barlow, K.A. & Hickey, A. (2012). Academic achievement of NCAA division III Athletes, Journal of Research in Education, 24, (2).
Dixon, J. & Barlow, K.A. (2011). Being proactive for the future of health, physical education, and recreation services, CAHPERD Journal, 73, (3).
Barlow, K.A. (1999). A realistic view of the present and future of women athletic directors in Louisiana, LAHPERD Journal.
Barlow, K.A. (1998). Factors that impact the future of women athletic directors, University of Michigan Dissertation Services.
Van Oosbree, P.A. & Barlow, K.A. (1996). A comparison of dietary intakes between college-aged students at Whittier College and Louisiana State University at Eunice, AAHPERD Southern District.
2012 “Division III Athletes: An Examination of Academic, Social Integration and the Perceived Importance of Sport in the Development of Personal Attributes”, paper presented at the California Association of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Conference, Pasadena, California
Barlow, K.A. (June, 2017). Exploring the business of sport in southern California. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management, Denver, CO.
Tong, J. & Barlow, K.A. (February, 2017). The rise of eSports and its effect on the sports industry. A paper presented at the California Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, San Diego, CA.
Barlow, K.A. & Kolar, V. (March, 2016). The fusion of football and rock n’roll. Paper presented at the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Santa Clara, CA.
Barlow, K.A. & Kolar, V. (June, 2016). Expansion of brand value: A case study of an arena football franchise. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management, Orlando, FL.
Kaufman, J.P., Barlow, K.A., & Sebanc, A.M. (April, 2013). Double impact: The crossroads of community engagement and undergraduate research. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Campus COMPACT Continuums of Service Conference, Portland, OR.
Barlow, K.A., & Sebanc, A.M. (March, 2013). Pairing service learning and undergraduate research: The Johnson project. Paper presented at the 2013 CAHPERD State Conference, Santa Clara, CA.
Barlow, K. A., Hickey, A., Dixon J. & DiPierro, G. (March, 2012). Division III athletes: Are they an asset or a liability for DIII colleges? Paper presented at the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Pasadena, CA.
Barlow, K.A. (March, 2011) Mini labs: The invariant feature of teaching motor learning at the college level. Paper presented at the California Association of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Conference, Monterey, CA.
Barlow, K.A. & Martinez, K. (March, 2011). A collaborative approach to providing physical education in elementary schools. Paper presented at the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Monterey, CA.
Barlow, K.A, Acevedo, D., Acevedo, N. & Llanes, Y. (March, 2010). Archery: pedagogy and equipment. Activity-based presentation at the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Ontario, CA.
Whittier Area School Administrators: Making a difference in the lives of the children in our community
Presidential Award for Inspiring Faculty-Student Collaboration on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity
Marilyn Vietch Award: Outstanding Contribution to Whittier College and Dedication to the Students