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TC Talks podcast: “Gender Barriers in Sport”

In this week’s “Tucker Center Talks” episode [S2E18], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks to colleague Dr. Jennifer (Bruening) McGarry, professor of sport management and department head in Educational Leadership in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, and Executive […] [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: “Gender and Leadership in Sport”

In this week’s “Tucker Center Talks” episode [S2E18], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks to colleague Dr. Janelle Wells, faculty at the University of South Florida in the School of Marketing and Innovation’s Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program. The professors discuss Wells’s […] [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: “Women in College Coaching Report Card”

In this week’s “Tucker Center Talks” episode [S2E17], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, outlines top level and interesting findings of the latest Women in College Coaching Report Card. Later in the show she discusses the latest disruptions to the male model of sport […] [READ MORE]

Jill Ellis, Olympic soccer coach, cites Tucker Center report card data

Former women’s national soccer team head coach Jill Ellis recently cited data from the Tucker Center’s Women in College Coaching Report Card as an impetus for starting her coaching mentorship program. The article, “US Soccer, Jill Ellis announce coach mentorship program,” appeared on the Fox13 Memphis website. [READ MORE]

LaVoi panelist on International Sport Sociology Association panel

Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, is a panelist on the October 8 “What are the consequences of COVID-19 for women’s sport,” Zoom panel [422939] at the 2020 International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) 2020 Conference. LaVoi’s co-panelists include Tucker Center Affiliated Scholar Dr. Cheryl Cooky (Purdue), Dr. […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi quoted in Deadspin

Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, is quoted in a Deadspin article, “How a Trump-stacked Supreme Court could gut Title IX safeguards for transgender students, athletes.” LaVoi comments on the possibility in a new court of gender-based protections coming under attack. [READ MORE]

SJU cites Tucker Center report card data

Data from the recently released Women in College Coaching Report Card, produced by the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, is cited in an article out of Saint Joseph’s Athletics, “Hawks Earn An A Rating In Women in College Coaching Report Card.” [READ MORE]

LaVoi panelist on golf webinar

Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, will be a panelist for “Golf’s Cultural Shift: A Global Perspective,” a webinar hosted by the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA). The webinar is promoted as part of EIGCA’s ongoing education program and commitment as a signatory to The R&A […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi interviewed by WCCO on Women in College Coaching Report Card

In a WCCO article, “U of M research shows slow, but consistent gains for women coaching women’s sports,” Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, is interviewed on her research in the Women in College Coaching Report Card, now in its ninth year of results. [READ MORE]

WeCOACH announces partnership with Tucker Center

WeCOACH, the premier membership organization committed to recruiting, advancing, and retaining women coaches across all sports and levels, has announced a formal partnership with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport providing collaborative branding, data collection, and promotion across several research initiatives, including the well-known Women in College Coaching Report Card™ that […] [READ MORE]