Elodie Wendling, M.S.

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. Student

M.S. in Sport Management, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL (2011)
B.A. in Economics, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL (2008)

Office: 206 I
Address: P.O. Box 118208, Gainesville, FL 32611-8208
Contact:  352-294-1680
Email: ewendling@ufl.edu 


Elodie Wendling is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management and is in her third year of the Ph.D. in Sport Management program. She is under the advisement of Professor Michael Sagas, and her focus is on athletes’ development, specifically related to career development and transition to life after sport. She also works with Dr. Brian Mills on tennis-related projects using econometric models.

Originally from France, she moved to the United States twelve years ago to play college tennis and pursue a college degree. Graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Economics from Florida Atlantic University, she was also a student-athlete playing for the women’s tennis team (NCAA Division I) and a tutor/mentor in Economics and French for the student-athletes. She then pursued a Master of Science in Sport Management at Barry University. While in the sport management program, she served as a Teaching Assistant in the Contemporary Issues and Ethics in Sport and Exercise Science course. Upon graduation, she was hired as a full-time Career Counselor at Barry and specifically advised student-athletes and sport management students regarding career related issues. She also taught for five semesters a mandatory course, Career Readiness, for senior business students and acted as a tennis instructor for ISR classes in which involved both teaching and promoting the importance of physical activity. Finally, she volunteered for the Flagler College women’s and men’s tennis programs for one season. She is currently the Instructor for the courses Ethical Issues in Sport and Sport & Society at University of Florida.

Research Interests:

  • Athletes’ development
  • Career literacy
  • Transition to life after sport
  • Policy and program evaluations affecting players’ personal and athletic development
  • Relative age effects
  • Role conflict, stress management, and well-being


  • SPM 3012: Sport & Society
  • SPM 3204: Ethical Issues in Sport