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LaVoi, Tucker Center affiliated scholars publish in The Conversation

Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, along with Tucker Center affiliated scholars Dr. Sarah Leberman (Massey University) and Dr. Sally Shaw (University of Otago), have published an online first article, “As sport resumes after lockdown, it’s time to level the playing field for women and girls,” in The […] [READ MORE]

“Physical Activity of African American Females” on Tucker Center Talks podcast

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E8], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., director of the Tucker Center, converses with TC Affiliated Scholar Daheia J. Barr-Anderson, PhD, associate professor in the U of M’s School of Kinesiology and director of the Behavioral Physical Activity Laboratory (BPAL). Barr-Anderson’s research interests include physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and obesity […] [READ MORE]

New York Times quotes Kane on re-emergence of sports

Mary Jo Kane,  Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director emerita of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, is quoted in a New York Times article, “Sports Begin to Reawaken in a Changed World.” Kane comments on how deeply embedded sports are in our society. [READ MORE]

“New Zealand’s Gender Inequity” on Tucker Center Talks podcast

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E7], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., director of the Tucker Center, talks with two TC Affiliated Scholars from New Zealand, Drs. Sarah Leberman (Massey University) and Sally Shaw (University of Otago). The trio discusses the opportunities that can arise for gender equity in sport for girls and women, and […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi published in Sex Roles

Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, along with Amanda Hood (University of Colorado) and Tucker Center affiliated scholars Elizabeth Daniels (University of Colorado) and Cheryl Cooky (Purdue), have published an online first article, “Sexualized and Athletic: Viewers’ Attitudes toward Sexualized Performance Images of Female Athletes,” in Sex Roles, […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center Talks podcast features “Women in College Coaching Report Card”

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E6], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., summarizes data and key findings in the Women in College Coaching Report Card with more depth and explains why keeping the conversation about women in sport leadership on the front burner matters. [READ MORE]

Former TC summer intern Erin Morris wins paper award

Erin Morris, former Tucker Center Summer Intern, has been awarded the Sport Management Education Journal editorial board’s Sport Management Education Journal Best Paper Award for 2019 for her and her colleagues’ contribution, “You Study Like a Girl: Experiences of Female Sport Management Students.” This award recognizes the best articles published in the journal and recognizes […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi/Tucker Center women coaching report card cited in MNDaily article

The Tucker Center‘s newly released “Head coaches of women’s collegiate teams: A report on select NCAA Division-I institutions, 2019-20” and author, Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, are cited in an April 1 MNDaily article, “University of Minnesota ranks among the highest in hiring women’s head coaches.” Minnesota […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center Talks podcast with Courtney Boucher

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E5], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., talks to Courtney Boucher. Courtney is a current doctoral student in Kinesiology at the U of M, a research assistant in the Tucker Center, and a two-time Pam Borton Fellow for Women in Sport Leadership. Boucher and LaVoi discuss the inception, purpose and […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center releases 2019-20 NCAA Division 1 Women in College Coaching Report Card

The Tucker Center has released its annual analysis of females vs. males holding head coach positions of women’s teams in NCAA Division I. The report, “Head coaches of women’s collegiate teams: A report on select NCAA Division-I institutions, 2019-20,” is authored by Tucker Center director, Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., and doctoral student and Pam Borton […] [READ MORE]