Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at Isenberg

 

 

Laurie Priest
 

Part Time Faculty 

 

Email: lpriest@mtholyoke.edu

Office: Mount Holyoke College

 

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Education:

BA, The College of Wooster, 1977 

MA, University of Maryland, 1981 

 Research/Teaching Interests:

  College Athletics


Publications:

"NCAA Inclusion of Transgender Athletes", (authored section on "Best Practices" for Administrators and Coaches, p. 16-17) and participated in the October 2009 Think Tank entitled, "Equal Opportunities for Transgender Student-Athletes, Indianapolis, Indiana. 


"Run, Atalanta, Run: You Do Not Run Alone", published in The Scholar & Feminist Online, Barnard Center for Research on Women, Volume 4, Number 3, Summer of 2006 


"The Whole IX Yards: The Impact of Title IX: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly," Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, Fall 2003 


"It Takes a Team! Making Sports Safe for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Athletes and Coaches" (an Education kit and video for Athletes, Coaches and Athletic Directors), written by Pat Griffin, Jeff Perotti, Laurie Priest and Mike Muska, published by the Women's Sports Foundation, NY, NY 2002 


"Addressing Homophobia in Intercollegiate Athletics, Athletic Administration, December 2001 issue 

 

Presentations:

Invited Panelist for the Second Annual LeadHERship Symposiumin Collegiate Atheltics sponsored by the United States Coast Guard Academy, January 21-22, 2013. 


"Campus Wide Engagement to Address Issues for LGBT Student-Athletes", NCAA National Convention, Atlanta, GA, January 2010 


"Policies and Procedures in Addressing the Needs of LGBT students in NCAA Division III Institutions", National Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Tampa, FL, 2009 


Keynote Speaker for National Girls and Women in Sport Day, "Title IX: Where are we today? Massachusetts College for the Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA, February 2009 

 

NCAA Issues Forum: Making Sports Safe for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Students, NCAA National Convention, January 2008


"Using Sport as a Venue to Address Social Justice Issues", National Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Fort Worth, TC, April 2008 


"Addressing Homophobia in Intercollegiate Athletics", Empire 8 Athletic Conference, Rochester, NY, January 2007 


"When These Administrators Talk, People Listen," American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Salt Lake City, UT, April 2006 


"The Top Ten Challenges Teachers and Coaches Face in Addressing LGBT Issues," American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Salt Lake City, UT, April 2006 


"It Takes a Team: Making Sports Safe for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Student Athletes", American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association National Convention, April 1 and 7, 2004, also presented at the Black Coaches Association National Convention, June 2004, Indianapolis, In and at the NCAA Continuing Education Conference for Life-Skills Coordinators, February 2005, Atlanta, GA 


Invited Margaret Paulding Guest Lecture: "The Whole IX Yards: The Impact of Title IX - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Philadelphia, PA April 2003 


"Are Safe Schools Really Enough? Beyond Tolerance towards Advocacy," American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Philadelphia, PA, April 2003 


"Addressing Issues for Gay and Lesbian Student Athletes", National Gay and Lesbian Sport Conference, Boston, MA, March 2003 


"Mind and Body: The Role of Athletics on the Liberal Arts Campus", American Association of Colleges and Universities, Seattle, WA, January 2003 


"Addressing Homophobia in the Classroom and Gymnasium: A Workshop for Straight Teachers, Coaches and Allies." American Alliance for Health, Physical education, Recreation and Dance National Convention, San Diego, CA April 2002 


"Addressing Homophobia in Intercollegiate Athletics", Address to the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics, San Francisco, CA, June 2001 


"Out of the Closet and On to the Court: Supporting our Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Students, Coaches and Administrators", American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention Cincinnati, Ohio, March 2001 


"Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Gays and Lesbians in the NCAA," NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative National Convention. Tampa, FL, November 2000 


"The Role of Exercise in Smoking Cessation", Presentation to Counselors involved in substance abuse intervention programs through AD Care, Marlborough, MA October 1998. 

 

Awards and Honors

Pathfinder Award from the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2009 


Named one of the "Top 100 Most Influential Sports Educators" by the Institute for International Sport, 2007 


Marymount University Athletic Hall of Fame, 2007 


NACWAA Division III Athletic Director of the Year, 2002 


NAGWS Honor Award, 2002 


Massachusetts Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (MAIAW) Merit Award for outstanding Leadership in Women's Athletics, 1997