LSU’s Damon Andrew Named an Active Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology


Damon Andrew NAKNew NAK Fellow Damon Andrew (#546; center) receives his medal from NAK President Catherine Innis (Fellow #381, second from left) and is joined by other NAK Fellows from LSU, T. Gilmour Reeve (#358, left), Melinda Solmon (#472, second from right) and Amelia Lee (#333, right).

BATON ROUGE – LSU College of Human Sciences & Education Dean Damon Andrew has been named an Active Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology.

According to a letter from Catherine Ennis, president of the National Academy of Kinesiology, to Andrew, “election to the academy is a sign of the high esteem and respect your peers hold for your scholarship and leadership in the field.”

Andrew was officially recognized and inducted during the National Academy of Kinesiology’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, Sept. 17-20, and he joins only four other sport management professors who have ever been named NAK fellows in the history of the field.  

“I am most flattered and humbled to be welcomed into this group, and I look forward to working with the many thought-leaders in NAK to continue to advance the field of kinesiology as a whole,” Andrew said.

Andrew began as dean of the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education July 1, 2013. He arrived at LSU after five years at Troy University, where he served as Dean and Professor of the College of Health & Human Services, including the Department of Athletic Training; Department of Human Services, Rehabilitation and Social Work; Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion; School of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management; and the School of Nursing.

Damon Andrew NAKNew NAK Fellow Damon Andrew delivers the honorary New Fellow Response on behalf of the Class of 2015.

Andrew received a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from the University of South Alabama in 1998, and earned a master’s degree in exercise physiology the following year. He earned two more graduate degrees in sport management and biomechanics from the University of Florida, before receiving a Ph.D. in sport administration from Florida State University in 2004. During his time there, he also served as coordinator of academic support services for the division of undergraduate studies. Andrew later went on to serve as an assistant and associate professor at Louisville and Tennessee respectively, at the latter of which he founded a doctoral program in sport management.

His research interests include leadership in sport; the attraction of sport to participants, spectators, sponsors, employees and stakeholders; and the effective integration of individuals with disabilities into the sporting environment. Andrew has received more than $2.5 million in funding via 29 funded research grants and contracts and has had 131 articles, reviews, proceedings and book chapters selected for publication, as well as 88 scholarly presentations at national and international conferences. He is the editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Management, senior editor of the Journal of Higher Education Management and associate editor of the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, and he recently completed a three-year term as editor of the Sport Management Education Journal. His reviewer service includes six editorial board memberships and manuscript reviews for 14 other journals. He also co-wrote the book “Research Methods and Design in Sport Management” with Paul M. Pedersen and Chad McEvoy, published in 2011.

National Academy of Kinesiology
The dual purpose of the Academy of Kinesiology shall be to encourage and promote the study and educational applications of the art and science of human movement and physical activity and to honor by election to its membership persons who have directly or indirectly contributed significantly to the study of and/or application of the art and science of human movement and physical activity.

The academy shall promote its dual purpose by means of recognizing and encouraging the continued exemplary, scholarly, and professional productivity of its individual members; synthesizing and transmitting knowledge about human movement and physical activity at annual scholarly meetings and via publication of academy proceedings; fostering philosophic considerations regarding purposes of and issues and values related to human movement and physical activity; and annually bestowing honors for outstanding contributions to the fields of kinesiology physical education.

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LSU College of Human Sciences & Education
The LSU College of Human Sciences & Education is composed of six realigned schools, including the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School.

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