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W 9-11, 2:30-5:30
Ph: (251) 461-6731
Fax: (251) 460-7252
171 Jaguar Drive
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
Brooke E. Forester, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Kinesiology and SportSport Management
B.S., Physical Education, University of South Alabama, 2002
M.Ed., Physical Education, University of South Alabama, 2003
Ph.D., Sport Management, Florida State University, 2009
The true purpose of education, particularly higher education, is to create lifelong
learners. Imperative to this process is the development of critical thinking skills
which guide students in every aspect of their lives. It is my responsibility to teach
students and help them acquire these vital skills while simultaneously expanding their
knowledge base. Learning is the primary task of the students and the desire to learn
is the most important component in successful education.
Through active learning, I strive to provide students with needed knowledge and facts.
Rather than simply providing content, my goal is to incorporate current issues within
each course and then allow students to apply skills learned to critically analyze
these issues. Learning is more than simply reading text and dispensing information.
As Socrates stated, “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel”
and it is this principle that guides my teaching.
My primary areas of research include corporate social responsibility in the sport
industry, coach education, and organizational politics. Using both qualitative and
quantitative methodologies, my goal is to expand the current body of knowledge within
each of these areas, aiding practitioners and academicians alike.
As a previous member of the South Alabama Track & Field and Cross Country teams, each
season I assist the coaches with meet management. Additionally, I serve as a faculty
to mentor to current student-athletes on the Track & Field and Cross Country teams.
Within the local Mobile community, I have volunteered at local elementary schools
to assist with physical education programs, including fitness testing. Incorporating
service learning assignments in several of my courses, I have also assisted with various
sport events around the community including NCAA Beach Volleyball Tournaments and
local road races.
Born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. Member of the University of South Alabama Track
& Field and Cross Country teams, 1998-2001. Currently resides in Pensacola, Florida.
LS 276 - Introduction to Sport Management
LS 297 - Campus Recreation
LS 394 - Sport Business & Finance
LS 483 - Issues in Leisure Studies
PE 100 - Health and Fitness Concepts
PE 378 - Coaching Track & Field
PE 475 - Organization and Administration in Health and Physical Education