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Karen Weaver, EdD

Associate Clinical Professor of Sport Business

LeBow College of Business



Karen Weaver is an expert on college sports as they intersect with higher education management, media, and policy. Weaver examines college athletics from the perspectives of university presidents and trustees, athletic conference organization, higher education scholars, and sports finance. Her research includes mid majors and FBS Division I institutions, public finance and facility debt policies, and the role that college senior leaders can and should play in managing athletics. She spent 14 years in the Big Ten Conference as a coach and administrator.

Winning the Division III NCAA National Championship in field hockey in 1986 (21-0), she has also been an athletics administrator in NCAA Division III. Weaver has received numerous honors and appointments during her years in college athletics.

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