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Tucker Center Talks

 

We have entered a partnership with WISP Sports to promote our research, education, and outreach around girls & women in sport to a broader audience via our new podcast, "Tucker Center Talks." Tucker Center Director, Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi will host the podcast featuring invited guests, timely critiques, the latest research, and dialogue around girls and women in sport.

 

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 […] [LISTEN]

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 […] [LISTEN]

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 […] [LISTEN]

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 […] [LISTEN]

TC Talks podcast: “When History, Politics, Gender and Race Meet”

In this week’s “Tucker Center Talks” episode [S2E16], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, has a discussion among academics on the crossroads of history, politics, gender and race amidst the protests of racial injustice. In the first segment, Dr. LaVoi talks with Dr. Victoria […] [LISTEN]

TC Talks podcast: “Disruptions in Women’s Sport II”

In this week’s “Tucker Center Talks” episode [S2E15], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks with three advocates, scholars, collaborators and colleagues about disruptions in women’s sport as part of the #disruptHERS series. Dr. LaVoi welcomes back Dr. Nancy Lough (@dr_nlo) from S1E5 and […] [LISTEN]

TC Talks podcast: “#disruptHERS in Women’s Sport”

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E14], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks to Dr. Ann Pegoraro, the Lang Chair in Sport Management at the University of Guelph in Canada. Her research focuses mainly on sport consumers, marketing and communication, including all […] [LISTEN]

TC Talks podcast: “Learning from the Tucker Center Interns”

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E13], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks with the summer Tucker Team which consists of the Summer Gender Equity Interns Sam Benzing, Cecilia Kaufmann, Paige Richmond, Greta Sirek, and this year’s Pam Borton Fellow for the […] [LISTEN]

Tucker Center Talks podcast: “Inequalities for Black Women in Coaching, Mentorship and Academia” with Drs. Joyce Olushola Ogunrinde and Akilah Carter-Francique

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E12], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks with two black women in academia, Drs. Joyce Olushola Ogunrinde (University of Houston) and Akilah Carter-Francique (San Jose State University) to discuss their work as scholars, advocates, activists and […] [LISTEN]

Tucker Center Talks podcast: “Representation of Women in Sports Media” with Dr. Dunja Antunovic

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E11], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks to her new colleague and fellow college tennis player Dr. Dunja Antunovic, who will join her as a new assistant professor in the Tucker Center in the fall of […] [LISTEN]

Tucker Center Talks podcast: “Global Research on Culture of Sport & Elite Level Women Coaches”

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E10], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., director of the Tucker Center, talks with two colleagues, Dr. Leanne Norman, Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University in the UK, and Dr. Donna deHaan, Faculty of Health, Nutrition and Sport, at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. They discuss their collective […] [LISTEN]

“Female Athlete or Sex Symbol” on Tucker Center Talks podcast

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E9], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., director of the Tucker Center, talks to Dr. Elizabeth Daniels, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and a Tucker Center affiliated scholar. They discuss the research in which Elizabeth examines the effects of sexualized and objectified media […] [LISTEN]

“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 […] [LISTEN]

“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 […] [LISTEN]

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. [LISTEN]

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 […] [LISTEN]

“Pathways to Coaching,” podcast with Matea Wasend

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E4], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., talks to Matea Wasend, former School of Kinesiology MS student in sport sociology, Tucker Center research assistant, two-time recipient of the Tucker Center‘s Pam Borton Fellowship, and inaugural recipient of the Erin Reifsteck Student Paper of the Year award from the Women in […] [LISTEN]

“Media Coverage of Women’s Sport,” with Mary Jo Kane

In this episode [S2E3] of Tucker Center Talks, Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer, talks with Tucker Center director emerita, Dr. Mary Jo Kane about her line of sport research. They talk about why media portrayals matter, the evidence on quantity and quality of sport media coverage of […] [LISTEN]

“Physical Activity for Adolescent Girls,” with Chelsey Thul

In this episode [S2E2] of Tucker Center Talks, Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology Senior Lecturer, talks with Tucker Center Affiliated Scholar Dr. Chelsey Thul, Lecturer in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota. Drs. Thul and LaVoi talk about Thul’s groundbreaking research on the development, implementation, and […] [LISTEN]

“Gender Allyship in Sport,” with Caroline Heffernan

In this first episode [S2E1] of the second season of “Tucker Center Talks,” Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer, talks with Dr. Caroline Heffernan, an assistant professor of Sport and Recreation Management at Temple University and graduate of the U of M’s School of Kinesiology’s sport management doctoral […] [LISTEN]

“The Business of Women’s Sport,” with Nancy Lough

In this episode [S1E5] of “Tucker Center Talks,” Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer, talks to Dr. Nancy Lough, professor in the Higher Education Program, Director of Marketing for the University of Nevada–Las Vegas College of Education, who has studied marketing, sponsorship, and gender equity in women’s sports […] [LISTEN]

The lessons of coaching science after Mary Cain

In this episode [S1E4] of “Tucker Center Talks,” Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer, has a conversation with Dr. Julie McCleery and Emily Stets about revelations pertaining to elite runner Mary Cain. Julie is Director of Research-Practice Partnerships & Lecturer, University of Washington Center for Leadership in Athletics, […] [LISTEN]

Profile on Collegiate Coaches, with Dr. Austin Stair Calhoun

In this episode [S1E3] of “Tucker Center Talks,” Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi talks with Dr. Austin Stair Calhoun, a Tucker Center Affiliated Scholar and currently the Chief of Staff at the University of Minnesota’s Office of Medical Education. We talk about our research together pertaining to family narratives in online coaching biographies of collegiate coaches […] [LISTEN]

TC director Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi interviews founder and first director of Tucker Center, Dr. Mary Jo Kane

Dr. Kane tells listeners the origin story of the Tucker Center and discusses her seminal piece of research known as the “sport as continuum” paper. If you want to brush up, read the original 1995 paper—and you should because it is a good one!—or the 2017 reflection piece she wrote on the impact of her […] [LISTEN]

Inaugural podcast: “Tucker Center Talks: Introducing the Tucker Center”

In this first episode of Tucker Center Talks, Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport introduces the work of the Tucker Center, in terms of who we are and what we do in our research, outreach, and educational programming. [LISTEN]