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 Water Polo
    Volleyball
Ann Hickey Kinesiology Women's Basketball
Kathy Barlow Kinesiology Men's Lacrosse
Charles Adams
Chuck Hill
English
Psychology
Men's Basketball
    M/W Cross-Country
Christina Scott Psychology Football
    Softball
 Mark Kozek Mathematics Men's Soccer
    Women's Soccer
Paula Sheridan Social Work M/W Track & Field
Lisa Ibanez Social Work M/W Track & Field
    Women's Lacrosse
    M/W Swimming & Diving
    M/W Golf