Project Director

Elodie received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2019 and currently serves as director of The Liminars Project, a research and training program devoted to athletes’ transition to life after sport. After finishing at UF last year, she joined Georgia State University as an As-sistant Professor in Sport Administration. Her research mainly focuses on the personal and athletic development of amateur and professional athletes with primary interests in the career identity development and the transition to life after sport. The overarching goal of her research is to examine identity formation processes and resources that can help both current and former elite athletes establish a new career identity, enhance their well-being, promote optimal psychosocial functioning post-sport life, and facilitate their adjustments once they leave the high-level competitive sport landscape. Her dissertation, assessing career identity status, career and psychosocial functioning, and transition expe-riences of former NCAA college athletes, was funded by the NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant.

Elodie is originally from the South of France and a former NCAA Division I athlete, as she played college tennis for the Owls at Florida Atlantic University. She came to UF with over three years of experience in career counseling. While at UF, she was the Instructor for the Sport Career Transition, the Ethical Issues in Sport, and the Sport and Society courses. She has presented and published her research at numerous national and international refereed journals and conferences. She is a member of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists (PAADS).

  • Ph.D. in Health & Human Performance; Major: Sport Management - University of Florida (August 2019)

  • Master of Science in Sport Management - Barry University (May 2011)

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics - Florida Atlantic University (August 2008) 


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