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Cheyenne Luzynski, PhD

Teaching Associate Professor

Cheyenne Luzynski received her PhD in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University. Her dissertation was a historical analysis of women’s emergence into intercollegiate athletic leadership at a Normal institution. While at EMU, she was the catalyst in creating and directing the Interdisciplinary LEADership minor and taught in the higher education student affairs master’s program. Prior to EMU, she was a head volleyball coach and assistant athletic director at Alma College. She has a rich playing, coaching and mentoring background with NCAA Division I and III intercollegiate athletic programs. Luzynski graduated Magna Cum Laude from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Sport Administration. In her graduate pursuits, she was a 2014 NCAA Research Grant recipient, a 2013 ASHE policy seminar graduate fellow and honored as “Lecturer of the Year” by the Eastern Michigan University Honors College. With passions in athletics, leadership and student development, her research agenda includes issues related to equity and culture within the organizational context of higher education.