Dr. Gayle Workman

Dr. Gayle Workman, MBA
Associate Professor, Leisure and Recreation Management


Dr. Workman completed her undergraduate work at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, her Master of Science degree at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, and her PhD at The Ohio State University in the area of Sport and Leisure Sciences. At Barry University, Dr. Workman serves as an Associate Professor within the Sport Management program in the Andreas School of Business. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Facility and Event Management, Recreation Management, Sport Governance, and Legal Issues in Sport, among others.

Dr. Workman has published and given numerous presentations at state, national, and international conferences in her area of expertise. Her research interests include examining the meaning of sport throughout the lifespan; studying the personal impact of recreation participation among older adults; and exploring the dynamics of groups and the roles of leadership in sport and recreation settings. Her latest interests involve studying sport, eco, and adventure tourism and the impact on local, national, and international economies and environments. In addition, Dr. Workman is interested in investigating the growing phenomena of e-sport and the evolving meaning of sport participation.