Meet our new professor in the Sport and Hospitality program, Don Wojczulis. Don is a Milwaukee native and continues to reside in the area with his wife Elizabeth and daughter Annika. His education path includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse in Elementary Education; a Master’s in Educational Administration from Concordia University of Wisconsin, and a Master’s in Sports Management from Cardinal Stritch University.
Over the past 10 years, he hosted the College Sports Show. Don currently hosts the 414Sports podcast, which is dedicated to talking about sports, professional and collegiate, in southeastern Wisconsin. The podcast can be found on Google, Spotify, and Apple. During basketball season, he can be found announcing play-by-play for the men’s and women’s teams at MSOE.
Don is currently in a doctorate program at Concordia University of Chicago. In June 2021, Don retired from the Milwaukee Public School System after 32 years where he was a teacher, athletic director, assistant principal, and principal. Learn more about Professor Don Wojczulis.
What brought you to Concordia?
I got my Master’s degree at CUW and enjoyed the community. So when I got the chance to begin a second career working with students at the collegiate level, I took it.
Favorite Course to Teach
I have enjoyed teaching Integrated PR & Social Media the most. The curriculum is interesting to me, and the students taught me a great deal when it comes to social media.
Favorite Course Project
Seeing how students re-brand an organization or business. The creativity put forth has been amazing to witness.
What do you like best about mentoring students?
Trying to provide them with some insight so they hopefully avoid as many pitfalls as possible. Additionally, knowing professionally what lies ahead for them, and their excitement and exhilaration is awesome to behold.
“If you can’t fly then run; if you can’t run then walk if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Most helpful advice you have received.
Do the very best you can. Whatever happens…. happens. At least you know you gave it your all.
Favorite destination visited
If I had to pick my favorite place to visit, it is probably Hilton Head, South Carolina. The reason is simple, golf courses, and more golf courses.
Favorite Sports Season
If I had to choose, I would say the months of November, December, and January since the NFL, College Football, and College Basketball all overlap.
If you are interested in the Sports and Hospitality program, get more information here.