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Donald D. McAulay, Jr., Ph.D., a native of New Haven and a proud graduate of James Hillhouse High School. Don received his doctoral degree in Learning, Leadership, and Educational Policy at the University of Connecticut NEAG School of Education and a Master's in Sport Management from Troy University. His Bachelor's degree is from the College of William & Mary.

His professional and scholarly interests focus on holistic athletic development across the athletic continuum, athletic identity, athletic transition/transference, institutional policy, and Black male sociopolitical and socioemotional identity development.

Don is currently a Youth Commissioner for the City of New Haven and a Board Committee member for the Social Justice Readers program at the Institute Library.


  • BA, The College of William and Mary
  • MS, Troy University
  • PHD, University of Connecticut

Areas of Expertise

  • Management
  • Social Issues in Management
  • Organizational Leadership


  • Management

Office Location

  • Faculty Office Building 129

Mail Drop

  • SB-DNF

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Angel vs Caitlin: An Interactionist Synthesis of Smack Talk

Fennell, Marcis, Ph.D., McAulay, Don, Ph.D

2023 North American Society of Sociology of Sport , New Orleans, LA (2023)

Professional Designation