Faculty Liaisons Program

Whittier College's Athletic Faculty Liaison program is designed to support student-athletes by increasing communication and strengthening connections among student-athletes, coaches and faculty. By creating a stronger network around the student-athletes, we hope to maximize the potential for each student-athlete to reach his/her goal of excellence in both academic and athletic pursuits.

  • Promote mutual appreciation and increase communication among student-athletes, coaches and faculty
  • Expand the support network and resources for student-athletes
  • Create a more solid bridge between the academic and athletic worlds of student-athletes
  • Increase the attraction for top high school scholar athletes

The program is flexible in encouraging a broad range of activities from which faculty members can pick those that meet their scheduling needs while not requiring an unreasonable time commitment:

  • Be available to counsel athletes with academic and other conflicts they may encounter
  • Stop by a practice and/or a game
  • Sit on the bench or shadow the coach
  • Attend an away game
  • Participate in team dinners, banquets or other activities in a less structured setting
  • Get to know the team members by name – build relationships
  • Share a Dining Center meal with team members and/or coaches – breakfast, lunch or dinner
  • Stay involved / connected out of season
  • Serve as a recruiting contact for potential Whittier College students
  • Participate in a team's community service project   
Faculty Member Academic Department Athletic Team
Melanie Householder Kinesiology Baseball
Erica Fradinger Biology M/W Tennis
Gary Gold Business Administration Men's Water Polo
Gustavo Geirola Spanish Women's Water Polo
Ann Hickey Kinesiology Women's Basketball
Kathy Barlow Kinesiology Men's Lacrosse
Charles Adams English Men's Basketball
Chuck Hill Psychology M/W Cross-Country
Christina Scott Psychology Football
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Mark Kozek Mathematics Men's Soccer
Sean Morris English Women's Soccer
Paula Sheridan Social Work M/W Track & Field
Lisa Ibanez Social Work M/W Track & Field
Teresa Delfin Anthropology Women's Lacrosse
Trish Van Oosbree Kinesiology Volleyball
Brian Kulik Business Administration M/W Swimming & Diving