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Emese Ivan

Chair & Associate Professor
Sport Management
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
M.S., Purdue University
B.A., M.A., University of Business and Governance (Budapest)

For the past decade, Dr. Emese Ivan has investigated development through sport and sport to promote social justice initiatives at the individual, community, and international levels. Specifically, her research focuses on educational, social, and economic values of sport participation with a focus on the idea of Olympism and Olympic values.  Her current projects also include conducting international sport for social change programs.

She has over 15 years of experience organizing international youth sport and educational exchange programs as well as working on sport related marketing and PR initiatives of corporations in Canada, Germany, Hungary, Russia, and the USA.

Recently she serves as the Chair and Graduate Program Director of the Sport Management division.