Janelle Laudick
School of Education and Human Sciences

SOEHS to host Mawson Scholar Speaker Series lecture on April 21

Fri, 04/16/2021

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences welcomes Joseph Cooper, associate professor and J. Keith Motley endowed chair of sport leadership and administration at the University of Massachusetts Boston, as keynote speaker at the 2021 Mawson Scholar Speaker Series lecture. Cooper will present “Anti-Racism, Inclusive Excellence, and the A.R.C. of Justice: A New Paradigm for Sport Leadership.”

Joseph CooperThe lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the Big 12 Room in the Kansas Union. In-person attendance is limited to 40 individuals, and the lecture will also be available via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public, though an RSVP is required for Zoom information access. Interested participants should RSVP via email to Chris Brown,   

“We could not be more excited to have Dr. Cooper as our 2021 Mawson Scholar,” said Jordan Bass, associate department chair. “He is a standout member of the sport management community and someone I personally cannot wait to hear from.”

Cooper’s research is focused on sport management, gender and race in sport, racism and other forms of oppression, higher education and qualitative research. He received a doctorate in kinesiology, sport management and policy at the University of Georgia, a master’s degree in exercise and sport science and two bachelor’s degrees (sociology and recreation administration), all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Learn more about Cooper online.

The Mawson Scholar Speaker Series was established in summer 2016 as an annual event, hosted by the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences. It is designed to bring a prominent sport management scholar and presenter to KU. Learn more about the speaker series online.

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