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Instructional Staff

Brian Gordon, Ph.D. Brian Gordon is the Program Director of the online Sport Administration Master’s Program at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. Originally from central Illinois, he attended Eastern Illinois University and earned a B.A. in History with a Pre-law minor in 2003. Brian attended Southern Illinois University and earned a M.S. in Sport Management in 2006. In 2010, he was awarded a Ph.D. in Sport Management from The Florida State University in 2010. Brian and his wife Kristina currently reside in Holmen, Wis.

Brian S. Gordon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Exercise & Sport Science

139 Mitchell Hall, UW-La Crosse
bgordon@uwlax.edu
608.785.8188

Christopher Helixon, Ph.D. Chris Helixon is a lecturer in the Exercise and Sport Science Department and Head Women’s Softball Coach at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He earned a B.S. in Leadership from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an M.S. in Sport Administration from UW-La Crosse. Chris’ chief area of interest is facility planning/design.

Chris Helixon, M.S.
Lecturer, Exercise and Sport Science
153 Mitchell Hall, UW-La Crosse
chelixon@uwlax.edu
608.785.6536

Teri Helpler, Ph.D. Teri Hepler is an Assistant Professor in the Exercise and Sport Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She earned a BA in Psychobiology from Ripon College and MS in Sport Studies from Miami University. She was awarded a Ph.D. in Kinesiology/Sport Psychology From Michigan State University. Dr. Hepler’s areas of interest include: psychosocial aspects of sport and exercise, decision-making, efficacy beliefs, group processes, motor behavior and athletic performance.

Teri Hepler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Science
152 Mitchell Hall, UW-La Crosse
thepler@uwlax.edu
608.785.8164

Chia-Chen Yu, Ph.D. Chia-Chen Yu is a Professor in the Exercise and Sport Science Department at UW-La Crosse and is the Director of the undergraduate program in Sport Management. She earned her PhD in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Yu teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in sport marketing, sport law, and sport finance as well as supervising internships for undergraduate sport management students. Dr. Yu's research interest is related to sport marketing and technology application in sport management.

Chia-Chen Yu, Ph.D.
Professor, Exercise and Sport Science

213 Mitchell Hall, UW-La Crosse
cyu@uwlax.edu
608.785.6549

Katie Flanagan, Ph.D. Katie Flanagan is an Instructor for the Online Sport Administration Graduate Program. Originally from Columbus, Ohio she has resided in Tallahassee, Florida for the past 14 years where she has earned a B.A. in Communication and Sport Management, a M.S. in Recreation and Leisure Administration, and most recently a Ph.D. in Sport Management. Katie has been teaching in the online environment for three years. Her research interests include Sport Sociology, Marketing and Pedagogy.

Katie Flanagan, Ph.D.
Instructor, Online Sport Administration Graduate Program
kflanagan@uwlax.edu
850.228.5283

Continuing Education and Extension Staff
Briana Meuer, CEE Credit Coordinator Briana Meuer, is the Credit Coordinator for the Online Sport Administration Graduate Program. She earned a degree in Art with a minor in Photography from UW-La Crosse. Briana joined the Credit Team of the Continuing Education office in 2012. Contact Briana regarding admissions, tuition and course registration.

Briana Meuer

CEE Credit Coordinator
bmeuer@uwlax.edu
608.785.6513

Annette Valeo, Program Specialist, Exercise and Sport Science Annette Valeo manages the Online Sport Administration graduate program for the Office of Continuing Education and Extension (CEE). She has a Master’s of Arts Degree in Teaching and has been with CEE as an outreach program specialist since 2004. Since that time, Annette has worked with the Department of Exercise and Sport Science on their off-campus master’s degree programs. Contact Annette for general questions about the online Sport Administration program.

Annette Valeo
Program Specialist, Exercise and Sport Science
avaleo@uwlax.edu
608.785.6528