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Joy DeSensi, EdD

desensiProfessor, Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies
Associate Dean, Graduate School
Chancellor’s Professor
HPER 332
865-974-1282
AND
The Graduate School
111 Student Services Building, UTK
desensi@utk.edu

RECENT COURSES TAUGHT

RSM 535 Ethics in Sport Management
RSM 542 Sociological Aspects of Sport
KNS 543 Women, Sport, and Culture
Best Practices in Teaching (Graduate School Program)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Ethics and Morality in Sport
  • Women in Sport
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Sport
  • Social Issues in Sport

EDUCATION

EdD University of North Carolina, Greensboro
MEd University of Memphis
BA West Liberty University, West Virginia

EXPERIENCE (Last ten years)

Department Head, Exercise, Sport, & Leisure Studies
Teaching Professor
Associate Dean, UTK Graduate School

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS (Last ten years)

  • Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award, Southern Sport Management Association, 2015
  • Fellow, National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2015
  • Inaugural Diversity Award – North American Society for Sport Management, 2013
  • Rachel Bryant Lecture Award – National Association for Girls & Women in Sport, 2010
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2010
  • Chancellor’s Professor – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2008
  • Angie Warren Perkins Award for Excellence in Governance & Administration, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2007
  • President’s Award, National Association for Girls & Women in Sport, 2005

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL/UTK SERVICE CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Editor and Editorial Review Board Member of Quest
  • Editor, Associate Editor and Editorial Review Board Member of the Journal of Sport Management
  • Editor and Co-Editor for Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal
  • Founder Member of North American Society for Sport Management
  • President:
    • National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education
    • International Association for the Philosophy of Sport
    • Southern Academy for Women in Physical Activity, Sport and Health
  • Co-Chair, Commission for Women (UTK)
  • College Mentoring Council (UTK)
  • Women’s Studies Advisory Board (UTK)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
DeSensi, J.T.  (2014). Sport:  An Ethos Based on Values and Servant Leadership, Journal of Intercollegiate Sport.  7: 58-61.

DeSensi, J.T. (2012).  The Power of One for the Good of Many:  Ethical and Moral Considerations for the Sport Manager.  In A. Gillentine, B. Baker & J. Cuneen, Eds. Paradigm Shift:  Critical Essays in Sport Management, (375-388), Holcomb Hathaway Publishers, Inc.  Scottsdale, AZ.

DeSensi, J.T. & Rosenberg, D.  (2010). Ethics and Morality in Sport Management 3rd ed., Fitness Information Technology, Inc., Morgantown, WV.

DeSensi, J.T. (2010).  The Rachel Bryant Award Lecture:  The Spirit and the Dream of NAGWS.  Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 19(1), 98-106.

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