About GSM

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Amplifying the power of sport

  • By connecting people with research insights
  • By examining the impact on society
  • By providing context to sport globally

Global Sport Matters is the media enterprise brought to you by the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University. We are a purpose-driven publication that provides a platform for in-depth insights on a diverse range of sports topics informed by data and research. We aim to share knowledge through a variety of content and storytelling that resonates with a broad audience, and highlights sport’s innate ties with culture, history, science, technology, business, politics, health, the humanities, to positively impact the global sport community.


From our Lab

Driven by the Global Sport Institute’s Research Team, the Global Sport Lab examines issues and ideas by extracting patterns and data, and distills complex works into meaningful conversations in partnership with the Global Sport Matters media enterprise. The combined effort is intended to drive the greatest potential to impact global sport.


About the Global Sport Institute

The Global Sport Institute is where diverse disciplines converge to thoughtfully examine critical issues impacting sport. As a cross-disciplinary enterprise, the institute’s efforts are integrated throughout the entire university — from engineering to sociology, to the athletic department and beyond — rather than within a single concentration. With an emphasis on expanding research, sharing knowledge, supporting innovation and advancing education, the institute’s mission is to use sport to create positive change throughout the world.

Global Sport Matters
Global Sport Institute

Kenneth Shropshire

Kenneth L. Shropshire

CEO and adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport

Karina Bohn

Karina Bohn

Chief Operating Officer

William Rhoden

William C. Rhoden

Visiting Senior Practitioner

Scott Brooks

Scott Brooks

Director of Research

Chrisal Valencia

Chrisal Valencia

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Kendall Jones

Kendall Jones

Manager, Events and Programs

Karen Gallagher

Karen Gallagher

Senior Researcher

Luke Brenneman

Luke Brenneman

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Rachel Lofton

Rachel Lofton

Project Coordinator

Jeff Kunowski

Jeff Kunowski

Associate Director, Innovation Programs

Stephon Preston

Stephon Preston

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Brendon Kleen

Digital Communications Specialist

Rose Rutkowski

Rose Rutkowski

Business Operations Specialist Sr.

Katie Cross

Katie Cross

Special Projects Assistant

Marketing & Communications Assistant Julia O'Connell headshot

Julia O'Connell

Marketing & Communications Assistant

Natalie Skigen, Marketing and Communications Assistant at Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University

Natalie Skigen

Marketing & Communications Assistant


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Global Sport Matters
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Tempe, AZ 85287
480-884-1515
globalsport@asu.edu

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