KU Sport Management to welcome Jon Welty Peachey as 2023 Mawson Scholar Speaker Series speaker

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Sport Management program welcomes Dr. Jon Welty Peachey, Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Sport Management and Leadership at Gordon College (Wenham, MA), as the 2023 Mawson Scholar Speaker Series award recipient and featured speaker.

Welty Peachey’s lecture will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 13, on KU’s Lawrence campus in Budig Hall, room 130. In-person attendance is encouraged. The event is free and open to the public. Interested participants can contact Austin Bogina, undergraduate program director of sport management, with questions about the event via email: austinbogina@ku.edu.

Welty Peachey's research examines how sport for development programs should be best designed, managed, and led to achieve positive individual- and community-based outcomes. He is a Research Fellow with the North American Society for Sport Management, serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, as Associate Editor for the Journal of Sport Management, and is on the Editorial Boards of several other leading academic journals. Welty Peachey is a frequently invited keynote speaker and consultant internationally on leadership and sport for development. He has published more than 100 scholarly articles and book chapters, is the author of Managing and Leveraging Events published by Routledge, has edited a number of key handbooks, and has given over 150 presentations at academic conferences around the world. Prior to his work in academia, he served as a senior administrator in the international sport for development field for over a decade.

The Mawson Scholar Speaker Series was established by Dr. Marlene Mawson as an annual event, designed to bring a prominent sport management scholar and presenter to KU each fall. Mawson was a professor and administrator at KU for 22 years. Mawson was inducted into the KU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 for her contributions to women’s athletics. View the online event calendar for upcoming lecture dates.

The KU Sport Management program is part of the Department of Health Sport & Exercise Sciences, housed within the School of Education & Human Sciences.