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Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Associate Director of Athletics

Areas of Expertise:

  • Leadership
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Collegiate Athletics
  • Student Athlete Development
  • Integrating Athletics into Campus Life
  • Psychological Aspects of Sport
  • Youth and Adolescents in Sport


Arvan, Lakeland's all-time winningest women's basketball coach and longtime instructor and professor, graduated from Lakeland with her bachelor's in secondary education and broad field social studies in 1993 and her master's in education in 1995.

She earned her Ph.D. in education from Northcentral University in Arizona in 2010.

Arvan's record as head basketball coach from 1994-2007 was 266-84 and she won eight conference titles and led her teams to five NCAA Division III tournament appearances.

Arvan joined the faculty full time in 2007 and has taught more than a dozen different courses in various departments over the years.

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