Judy Favor


Contact InfoJudy Favor

Judy Favor's 20-year career in higher education includes experiences as an administrator, faculty member and NCAA athletic coach. Prior to joining the K-State Olathe faculty, she spent 9 years as an adult education administrator leading recruitment, marketing, enrollment and academic programming initiatives. At K-State Olathe, Favor taught in the Adult Education program and worked to expand the programs in the Kansas City Metro area.



  • Ph.D. in Education, University of Kansas, 2010, School of Education Outstanding Dissertation Award
  • M.S. in Guidance and Counseling, Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.S, Physical Education, Culver-Stockton College

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Research Interests

Ways that social and psychological characteristics of individual group members and leaders impact group dynamics, effectiveness, and learning; and health and wellness factors as they pertain to and influence adult learning.


Publications/Scholarly Work

Favor, J. (2012). Adult students’ perceptions of long-functioning cooperative teams in accelerated adult degree programs. Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 60, 1- 8.

Lumpkin, A., & Favor, J. (2012). Comparing the academic performance of high school athletes and non-athletes in Kansas in 2008-2009. Journal of Sport Administration & Supervision, 4, 41-62.

Favor, J.K. (2011). The relationship between personality traits and coachability in NCAA Divisions I and II female softball athletes. The International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 6, 301-314.

Favor, J.K. (2011). Evaluating coachability in prospective college athletes. Journal of Coaching Education, 4, 65-82.