Business Division

Pete Van Mullem

Pete Van Mullem, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Sport Administration
Business Division/Health & Kinesiology

  • TJH 204
  • Business Division
Office Hours
Mon 9:00 to 10:15 and 4:00 to 5:00
Tue Noon to 1:15
Wed 9:00 to 10:15
Thu available by appointment
Fri available by appointment


  • Ph.D. Sport Ethics, University of Idaho, 2009
  • M.S. Sport Administration, University of Kansas, 2002
  • B.S. Business-Marketing, Montana State University-Bozeman, 1999


About Dr. Van Mullem:

Dr. Van Mullem has over 14 years of professional experience in coaching and athletic administrative positions at the junior high, high school, small college, NCAA Division II and Division I level.  He joined the Business Division faculty in the fall of 2012.  Prior to LCSC, he spent one year teaching in the athletic administration graduate program at Central Washington University and two years at St. Cloud State University (MN), where he coordinated the graduate program in sport management and taught courses in the graduate and undergraduate sport management programs.  Dr. Van Mullem received his doctorate in Sport Ethics from the University of Idaho and his scholarly interests include coaching education and ethical sport leadership.


Courses Taught

  • BUS 321 – Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 482 – International Marketing
  • KIN 420 – Sociocultural Aspects of Sport
  • KIN 425 – Moral Reasoning in Sport
  • KIN 486 – Organization/Administration of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • KIN 487 – Sport Administration
  • KIN 488 – Sport Facilities and Event Management
  • ID 351 – Values and Sport


Selected Publications

Van Mullem, P., & Cole, M. (in press). Effective strategies for communicating with parents in sport. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators.

Van Mullem, P., Stoll, S.K., and Van Mullem, H.I. (2013).  Teaching sport ethics: One perspective. Journal of Kinesiology and Wellness. October (V2).

Van Mullem, P. & Croft, C. (2013).  6 keys to a successful coaching career.  Coach and Athletic Director. July/August, 82(8).

Van Mullem, P. & Brunner, D. (2013).  Developing a successful coaching philosophy: A step-by-step approach. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators 26(3).

Van Mullem, P. & Stoll, S.K. (2012). The impact of reflection on ethical decision making for sport leaders. Journal of Contemporary Athletics. 6(4).


Selected Presentations

Van Mullem, P. & Brunner, D. (Accepted -2014). “Developing a value-driven leadership philosophy for long-term success.”  National Coaching Conference, Washington, D.C.

Van Mullem, P. & Croft, C. (Accepted -2014). “Planning your journey in coaching: Building a network for success.” National Coaching Conference, Washington, D.C.

Van Mullem, P. & Van Mullem, H. I. (Accepted -2014).  “The learning process of a coach: Preferences of collegiate and high school coaches in the United States.” National Coaching Conference, Washington, D.C. (Poster Presentation).

Van Mullem, P. & Croft, C. (Accepted - 2014). “Getting started in coaching: Six keys to success.” National AAHPERD Convention, St. Louis, MO.

Van Mullem, P. & Brunner, D. (2013). “Developing a successful coaching philosophy: A step-by-step approach.” National AAHPERD Convention, Charlotte, NC. 

Van Mullem, P., Stoll, S., & Van Mullem, H. (2012). “Teaching Sport Ethics: One Perspective.” National NASSM Conference, Seattle, WA.

Van Mullem, P., & Van Mullem, H. (2011). “Coaching Education: Learning to Become a Coach: Past, Present, and Future.” National AAHPERD Convention, San Diego, CA.

Van Mullem, P., & Stoll, S. (2010). “Assisting Sport Managers in Making Ethical Decision through a Proven Online Course.”  NASSM National Conference, Tampa, FL