Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer and Tucker Center co-director in the School of Kinesiology, and former Tucker Center RA and Kinesiology graduate Dr. Maya Hamilton, have a manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Moral Education titled, “Coaches Who Care: The Ethical Professional Identity Development of Moral Exemplar Collegiate Coaches.” This paper is part of Hamilton’s dissertation.
Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center for Research in Girls & Women in Sport, is quoted in a Crain’s Detroit Business article, “Women in the front office: There aren’t many, and that’s bad for business.” Kane notes that “gender equity efforts in professional sports have been a mixed bag.”
Associate professor Lisa A. Kihl, Ph.D., professor of Sport Management in the School of Kinesiology, and her colleague, Dr. Kathy Babiak (University of Michigan) have had their paper titled, “A blueprint for CSR engagement: Identifying stakeholder expectations and attitudes of a community relations program,” accepted for publication in Business & Society Review. The paper examines sport stakeholders’ expectations regarding corporations’ CSR initiatives through dialogue. Kihl and Babiak argue that stakeholder dialogue is an important way for a business to gain perceptions about how it is viewed and evaluated by its stakeholders and underlies subsequent interactions.
The journal Veterinary Clinics: Equine Practice has published a summary of the most influential papers in equine medicine for 2016. One of these is by Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory (HSCL) colleagues in collaboration with a group of equine veterinarians from the University of Minnesota/Michigan State University. The paper is entitled “The Equine Movement Disorder “Shivers” Is Associated with Selective Cerebellar Purkinje Cell Axonal Degeneration.”
Valberg SJ, Lewis SS, Shivers JL, Barnes NE, Konczak J, Draper AC, Armién AG. Vet Pathol. 2015 Nov;52(6):1087-98. doi: 10.1177/0300985815571668
Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., faculty in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Tucker Center, will be doing a public lecture at Arizona State University on March 14. Her talk is entitled, “The Paradox of Women in Strong Leadership,” and addresses gender discrimination, unfair double standards, and both explicit and unconscious gender bias in the hiring process.
The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport research report series, Women Coaches Research Series & Report Card, and the author, Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., faculty in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Tucker Center, are cited in an Arizona Sonora News article, “Women continue to be neglected in NCAA Division I athletics,” featuring Erika Barnes, University of Arizona Interim Athletic Director.
Sara Hansen and Tyler Tegtmeier, both Recreation Administration students in the School of Kinesiology, have developed a report for the Three Rivers Park District to research recreation opportunities for underrepresented populations in the district’s public parks. The 27-page report of their findings provides recommendations to reduce barriers to parks and recreation facilities by underrepresented groups. The report was presented to the organizations involved in the study for their consideration and determination of next steps.
Hansen and Tegtmeier proceeded with the report under the guidance of Recreation Administration Director Connie Magnuson, Ph.D., along with Alex McKinney, Recreation Supervisor at Three Rivers Park District.
Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., faculty in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, is quoted in “Men still coach majority of women’s collegiate teams,” a Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder article by Charles Hallman. The article interviews LaVoi, citing data in her extensive, longitudinal research on coaching trends, most recently the fifth in the Women Coaches Research Series & Report Card.
Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., director of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, is quoted in the Women’s Sports & the Media and Legislative Update Newsletter from the Minnesota Legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women. In an analysis of the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s sports section’s percentage of men’s vs. women’s article, Kane’s comments help interpret the data regarding media coverage.
Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., faculty in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, was interviewed in podcast for a Mom Enough website article, “Being a Good Sport Parent: Practical Guidance on Bringing Out the Best in Your Young Athlete.” LaVoi is cited for doing work to improve “positive attitudes and behavior to support children’s development as athletes and people of character.”
An article appearing on the InsideHigherEd online site, “Report: Hiring of Women’s Coaches Stagnates,” features a Tucker Center newly released report, “Head Coaches of Women’s Collegiate Teams: A Report on Select NCAA Division-I Institutions, 2016-17.” The report, one of several in the fifth year of the series, is authored by Tucker Center co-director and School of Kinesiology faculty Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D. The InsideHigherEd piece focuses on both the lack of decline but also the continued underrepresentation of women coaches of women’s sports in the collegiate arena.
In honor of the February 1 National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the Tucker Center, in collaboration with the Alliance of Women Coaches, is proud to announce the release of “Head Coaches of Women’s Collegiate Teams: A Report on Select NCAA Division-I Institutions, 2016-17,” the latest in the Women Coaches Research Series and Report Card. Forty plus years after the passage of Title IX, female sport participation is at an all-time high but the percentage of women coaching women at the collegiate level is stagnant and near an all-time low of ~40% today.
To read the full report, discover the many ways the report is making a difference, and learn about interesting trends (including insight into which of the 86 select “big time” NCAA Division-I institutions, sports and conferences receive passing and failing grades), view the report here.
The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport is proud to celebrate the 31st Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on Wednesday, February 1. NGWSD is the premiere occasion to celebrate the participation, success, and accomplishments of girls and women athletes. As part of the celebration the Tucker Center is screening “The Founders,” a film about the “13 women who together battled society, prejudice, and preconception to create a lasting, global sporting legacy in golf.” Members of the Tucker Team will be at the Minnesota History Museum to help honor one of those extraordinary women, Patty Berg, who will receive a Minnesota Legacy Award at the annual Minnesota Girls & Women in Sport Day.
Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., faculty in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, is quoted in the Lakeland Ledger article, “Local colleges say it’s difficult finding female coaches.” LaVoi says the overarching reason “has to do with systemic bias in college athletics.”
Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., faculty in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, is one of five featured panelists for a discussion on “Developing Women in Leadership” sponsored by the YWCA of Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Women Invested in Leadership and Learning (W.I.L.L.), Schwan Food Company, St. Jude Medical Foundation, and BMO Harris Bank. The discussion will take place at the TCF Bank Stadium’s DQ Club Room on January 23 at 6pm. Others athletes, professionals and leaders featured include: Julie Manning, Executive Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator for Gopher Athletics; Peyton N. Owens, III, Assistant Athletic Director in charge of Student-Athlete Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Varsity Club, and Sports Oversight for Women’s Golf; Kate Nau, Senior Vice President of Finance & Corporate Treasurer for the Schwan Food Company; and Julianne Bye (moderator), Director of Individual and Planned Giving at the YWCA of Minneapolis.
A feature article in the NCAA’s Champion online magazine, “Where are the Women?” quotes Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., faculty in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, and her “Women Coaches Research Series & Report Card” research.
Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., director of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, is quoted in The Guardian’s “Will Ronda Rousey’s downfall kill female UFC? Don’t panic just yet” on Rousey’s recent and second consecutive loss in women’s MMA to Amanda Nunes and what it means for the future of women’s mixed martial arts.
The Tucker Center has selected the film “The Founders” for its 2017 Tucker Center Film Festival, to be held February 8 at 6:30pm in the TCF Stadium DQ Room. “The Founders” is “an iconic story of 13 women who together battled society, prejudice, and preconception to create a lasting, global sporting legacy in golf.” The screening is free and open to the public and, of course, there will be popcorn.
The Tucker Center is now accepting registrations for its 4th Annual Women Coaches Symposium to be held on Friday, April 21, 2017. This year’s Jean K. Freeman Keynote Speaker is Jill Ellis, United States Women’s National Soccer Team head coach. For more information and to register, visit the Symposium website.