• Doctor of Education, University of Denver, Denver, Colo., 2019
  • Master of Science, Smith College, Northampton, Mass., 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts, Smith College, Northampton, Mass., 1994

 

Julie Wienski comes to Springfield College with more than 20 years of experience within the sport, collegiate coaching, recreation/fitness, and higher education sectors. Prior to her arrival on campus, she was adjunct faculty at the University of Denver and Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colo. Wienski received her Doctorate in Higher Education from the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. She has significant interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning. She believes in coaching students to draw upon their own stories and lived experiences to think outside of the box and challenge the status quo within sport and society. Her teaching, scholarship and research focuses on the intersectionality of gender and sexuality with special emphasis on social justice and equity in sport leadership and higher education. While living out west, Wienski also worked in recreation, player and community development, and multicultural participation at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Intermountain Section. In 2007, she launched her own business, SMART Women’s Wellness, specializing in women’s fitness and health. Prior to moving to Denver, she served as an NCAA Division III head coach of both men’s and women’s racquet sports teams at Colby College and Wellesley College.

Research Interests

  • Gender and Sexuality in Sport
  • Social Justice
  • Women in Sport
  • Leadership and Social issues
  • Queer Theory and Critical Discourse Analysis

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Marketing and Public Relations in Sport and Recreation
  • Dynamics of Leadership

Selected Works

Publications

Garcia, A., Wienski, J., Cote, N. & Silva, C. (2020). A Rating Spectrum for Sexual Assault Education and Prevention at Ten Ivy Plus Institutions. Chapter in The International Handbook of Gender Equity in Higher Education Wiley-Blackwell Publishers.

Wienski, J. A. (2019). Women Coaches Navigating the Leadership Labyrinth at a Division II Regional Comprehensive University: Queering Discourse and Narratives https://digitalcommons.du.edu/he_doctoral/10

Sponsler, L., Wienski, J., Paguyo, C. & Arend, B. (manuscript in progress). The Experiences of Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty through the Promotion Process: Challenges of Ambiguity and Legitimacy.

Presentations

Sponsler, L., Wienski, J., Paguyo, C. & Arend, B. (2019). The Legitimization and Socialization of Non-Tenure Track Faculty through the Promotion Process. Paper for presentation at the 2019 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Sponsler, L., Arend, B., Paguyo, C. & Wienski, J. (2019). Ill-defined Borders: Defining Non-Tenure Track Teaching Identity through the Promotion Process. Paper for presentation at the 2019 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), Atlanta, GA.

Garcia, A. & Wienski, J. (2019). A Rating Spectrum for Sexual Assault Education and Prevention at Ten Ivy Plus Institutions. Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver.

Wienski, J. (October, 2018). Thriving or Surviving in the Leadership Labyrinth? Female Coaches Navigating Neoliberalism and Discourse in the NCAA. Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver.

Wienski, J. (October, 2017). What Conditions Affect Collegiate Female and Queer Female Coaches in the NCAA? Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver.

Wienski, J., Garcia, A. & Silva, C. (June, 2017). Ranking Universities via Their Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Efforts. Colorado College Rocky Mountain Campus Safety Summit, Colorado Springs, CO.