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Karen Weaver, Ed.D.

Associate Clinical Professor
Sport Management



  • Ed. D., University of Pennsylvania
    Higher Education Management
  • M.S., Purdue University
    Sport Sociology
  • B.S., Lock Haven University
    Physical Education/Biological Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Media and Technology
  • Finance
  • Higher education administration
  • Governance
  • Marketing
  • Social media


Dr. Karen Weaver joined the faculty in 2012. Prior to Drexel, Dr. Weaver was Penn State Abington’s athletics director. She has also held the position of Associate Athletics Director at the University of Minnesota, and spent sixteen years as a collegiate head field hockey coach, ten of those years at the NCAA Division I level. Dr. Weaver has been twice a member of the board of directors of the United States Field Hockey Association. Dr. Weaver is an award winning author, having written several influential articles about the broader issues facing higher education and intercollegiate athletics. Dr. Weaver is a member of the Montgomery Council Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, an advocacy group for equal rights under the PA Constitution. Dr. Weaver is nationally recognized as an expert in broadcast rights, media and branding strategies, and social media. She has been part of on-air broadcasts of field hockey on the Big10 Network, ESPN and other regional and national broadcasts. She has been the recipient of the University of Pennsylvania’s Early Career/Alumni Award of Merit and serves as a consultant to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Dr. Weaver teaches classes in several content area classes including leadership, sport marketing, and digital media.