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Fellowship funds in action

Meet Courtney Boucher, the two time recipient (2019, 2020) of the Pam Borton Endowment for the Promotion of Girls and Women in Sport Leadership. Boucher is a PhD student at the School of Kinesiology, studying Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Sociology. She received her masters from the School of Kinesiology in the spring of […] [READ MORE]

Ng is baseball’s first female GM, Tucker Center’s LaVoi comments on KARE 11

Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, is interviewed on the Miami Marlins’ hiring of Kim Ng, first woman hired as a general manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). LaVoi and Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve are interviewed. [READ MORE]

Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change has LaVoi keynote panelist

On November 13-14, the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change (ISSSSC) at San José State University sponsored the inaugural “Sport, Society and Social Change Conference” in which Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, was a keynote panelist in a conversation discussing the state of […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi panelist for Sport Marketing Association SMASH Series

Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, was a panelist on a November 11 panel on “Disruptions in Sport: Keeping with the COVID Themes Unique to 2020.” The panel is part of the ongoing Sport Marketing Association’s “Scholar Highlights” series, or SMASH. LaVoi’s panel of scholars discussed current disruptions […] [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: “Women of Color in Sport’s Leadership” with Dr. Gyasmine George-Williams

In this week’s “Tucker Center Talks” episode [S2E20], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks to colleague Dr. Gyasmine George-Williams “Dr. G” who is an activist, socio-cultural higher education practitioner, and Assistant Professor at the University of La Verne. George-Williams earned her bachelor’s in […] [READ MORE]

MN Spokesman-Recorder highlights Tucker Center’s distinguished lecture panel on race, activism, and women athletes

The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder has published an article, “Tucker Center’s all-sistahs panel talks sports and rage,” on the October 19 Tucker Center Distinguished Lecture Series panel presentation, “Black Women in Sport: Voices of Resistance & Athlete Activism.” The article author, Charles Hallman, interviews several of the panel participants in the first of this 3-part column covering […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi panelist on Advancing Diversity & Inclusion panel

Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, is a panelist on the October 29 “Advancing Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace” virtual panel, discussion, and training sponsored by the Ross Initiative In Sports For Equality (RISE) and Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Twin Cities. The panel includes LaVoi […] [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: “Gender Barriers in Sport”

In this week’s “Tucker Center Talks” episode [S2E19], 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]