Dean Andrew awarded 2017 Distinguished Scholar Award


Dean Andrew receiving award from last year's recipient, Dr. Samuel Hodge of Ohio State University.


Dean Damon Andrew of the College of Human Sciences & Education was presented the 2017 Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE).

The Distinguished Scholar Award is awarded to a person who has made a significant contribution to kinesiology and physical education in higher education through scholarly pursuits within a multi-disciplinary perspective and has been a contributing member of NAKHE continuously for at least five years.

Dr. Damon Andrew serves as Dean and E.B. "Ted" Robert Endowed Professor of Louisiana State University’s College of Human Sciences and Education. His specific research interests can generally be classified into three areas: (1) leadership in sport, (2) the attraction of sport to participants, spectators, sponsors, employees, and stakeholders, and (3) the effective integration of individuals with disabilities into the sporting environment.

“I was privileged to hear Dean Andrew present this past summer at the DHCT (Department Head Certification Training) sponsored by NAKHE, his presentation on the development of leadership skills was not only helpful to young persons‘ seeking to enter the administrative ranks but also inspirational,” NAKHE President Dr. B. Ann Boyce of the University of Virginia said. “His contribution to the body of knowledge in Sport Management made him an ideal recipient for NAKHE’s Distinguished Scholar Award.  He is one of the few individuals who have successfully married his scholarship with his leadership skills and he truly epitomizes the scholar leader.”

His work has filled a number of notable gaps in the literature, including the publication of sport management’s first applied research methods textbook, the expansion of Chelladurai’s Multidimensional Model of Leadership, the introduction of violence as a spectator motive, and the legal implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act on the sport industry, to name a few.

He has been appointed the Editor and Associate Editor of the Sport Management Education Journal, Editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Management, Senior Editor of the Journal of Higher Education Management, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, and he serves as an editorial board member for numerous other journals. In 2015, Dr. Andrew was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology. He has served as CHSE dean since 2013. 



About the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education

The College of Human Sciences & Education, or CHSE, is a nationally accredited division of LSU. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer eight undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The college is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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