For the Win: Innovative Approaches to Athlete Education

For the Win: Innovative Approaches to Athlete Education

Friday, March 16, 2018
8:00 am - 10:00 am
ASU Barrett & O'Connor Washington Center
1800 I St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006

Hosted by the Global Sport Institute

How can innovative approaches to education, including online options, be used to increase access within the nontraditional population of professional and elite athletes? We will examine how education can help athletes transition out of their playing careers and onto paths to long-term success. Kenneth Shropshire, CEO of Global Sport Institute, will moderate a panel to include:
  • Arthur McAfee, Senior Vice President of Player Engagement at the National Football League
  • Dr. Molly Ott, Assistant Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University
  • Amy Perko, CEO of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Dr. Collin Williams, Director of Leadership and Education Programs for the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality
  • Dr. Martin Carlsson-Wall, Director of the Center for Sports and Business, Stockholm School of Economics

Following the panel, Shropshire will have a one-on-one conversation about professional athletes’ experiences with innovative education with Jacques McClendon, Director of Player Engagement at the Los Angeles Rams and former NFL and University of Tennessee football player.


About The Ambassador Barbara Barrett & Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center
The Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center expands ASU’s presence in the nation’s capital, spurring innovative national engagements and partnerships; providing one-of-a-kind learning, teaching and research opportunities for students and faculty members; facilitating ASU’s participation in high-level idea exchanges; and expanding the impact of groundbreaking research efforts. 
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