August 4, 2013 Sport Studies News

by C. H. Wilson, Jr. on August 5, 2013

Ohio University scholar to become dean of WMU’s education college WMU News

Photo of Dr. Ming Li.“An experienced academic administrator with a track record in strategic planning, program development and international education has been selected to become the new dean of Western Michigan University’s College of Education and Human Development, effective Sept. 1.Following a nationwide search, Dr. Ming Li, interim executive director of the Center for International Studies at Ohio University, will take the reins of programs now part of WMU’s original academic discipline. He brings a 10-year history of academic management to the task. Li replaces Dr. Walter Burt, who has served as dean on an interim basis since October 2012…Li is active with a number of national and international professional organizations. He finished his three-year term on the board of the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation in 2012. Currently, Li serves as president of the Alliance for Sport Business, an international professional organization for sport management programs that are housed in business schools. Li served as president of the North American Society for Sport Management, and in 1996, he worked as an Olympic envoy for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. In November 2011, he worked as a consultant for the sports department of the Organizing Committee for the Asian Games.

His research interests include the economics of sports, financial management in sport, comparative sport management, and research design in sport management. He serves on the editorial board of Sport Marketing Quarterly and recently played a similar role with the Journal of Sport Management.”

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