Tucker Center co-director and Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., was a guest speaker at this year’s Haverford Group spring meeting held March 25-27 at Macalester College in St. Paul.
LaVoi spoke on the topic, “Women in Coaching and Team Culture.”
The Haverford Group was created in the mid-1980s to bring together an influential group of academic institutions concerned with the positive influence, thinking and direction of NCAA Division III athletics. Members include Amherst College, Austin College, Bridgewater College, Bryn Mawr College, Centre College, Clark University, DePauw University, Grinnell College, Haverford College, Lewis & Clark College, Macalester College, Occidental College, Pomona-Pitzer College, Skidmore College, Smith College, Swarthmore College, Washington & Lee University, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, Whitman College and The College of Wooster.
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.”
Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer and Tucker Center co-director in the School of Kinesiology, will be at Villanova University on March 24, 2017, to serve as a panelist for the event,“The Grace of Playing: A Conversation on Sports and Their Role in Human Flourishing.”
Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center for Research in Girls & Women in Sport, will be moderating the session, “Gender, Media, and Popular Culture,” at the conference “Game Changers: Sports, Gender, and Society” to be held April 6-7 at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Three School of Kinesiology faculty contributed chapters to an award-winning book on sport management theory.
Routledge Handbook of Theory in Sport Management was selected as an Outstanding Academic Title 2016 by CHOICE magazine, published by the Association of College and Research Libraries. Yuhei Inoue, Ph.D., Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., and Lisa Kihl, Ph.D., each wrote chapters. This is the first book to trace the intellectual contours of theory in sport management, and to explain, critique and celebrate the importance of sport management theory in academic research, teaching and learning, and in the development of professional practice.
Inoue and Kihl contributed to the Managerial Theories section with their chapters, “Developing a Theory of Suffering and Academic Corruption in Sport” (Kihl) and “Applying Strategic CSR in Sport” (Inoue). Kane contributed the chapter “The Continuum Theory: Challenging Traditional Conceptualization and Practices of Sport” in the section Sociocultural Theories. Dr. Kane is director of the School of Kinesiology’s Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, and Dr. Kihl is an affiliated scholar in the Tucker Center.
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.
Tucker Center research on media coverage for women’s sports was cited in an article appearing on The DePaulia online site, “Jean Lenti Posetto and Doug Bruno talk DePaul and women’s sports at symposium.” The symposium, held in Chicago, featured a panel of Chicago-based sports professionals who agreed that they were “tired of continuously fighting for equal female rights within the world of sports.”
The symposium was jointly sponsored by Chicago Sports Net and DePaul University, and gave attendees a first look at their upcoming six-part documentary, “Tomboy,” that takes a deeper look into the involvement of women in sports. The article cites the Tucker Center’s statistic that only four percent of all sports coverage includes women’s sports.
Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Tucker Center, was interviewed for an article in Minnesota Women’s Press on the disparity today between the number of girls and women involved in sports and the number of women coaching women’s sports. LaVoi also discussed the gap in media coverage between women’s and men’s sports.
In the article, “Where are the women coaches? Media coverage?”, LaVoi points out that while female participation in sports has grown impressively since Title IX was passed in 1972, the number of women coaching women’s teams is down 90%. Today, 43% of women’s teams are coached by men and 2% of men’s teams are coached by women. In terms of media, the gap between coverage of men’s and women’s sports has grown over time.
Read the full article here.
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.
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.
The Tucker Center‘s “Women Coaches Research Series & Report Card,” authored by co-director and School of Kinesiology faculty Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, is featured in an online espnW article, “Tucker Center report: Number of women college coaches still not making the grade.” The report is quoted multiple times within the article, discussing the impact women coaches have on the diversity and culture of sports.
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.”
Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., director of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, has a featured post in the CEHD Vision 2020 blog. Based on the research conducted in the Tucker Center, Kane’s post, “Progress and Inequality: Women’s Sports and the Gender Gap” discusses current aspects of this topic.
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.