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Lynda B. Ransdell, Sarah Toevs, Jennifer White, Shelley Lucas, Jean L. Perry, Onie Grosshans, Diane Boothe and Sona Andrews

In higher education in the United States, women are often underrepresented in leadership positions. When women try administration, they face a higher rate of attrition than their male counterparts. Given the lack of women in leadership positions and the failure of the academy to retain women administrators, a group of women administrators and faculty with many collective years of experience in higher education assembled to write this paper. Our writing group consisted of 2 Chairs, 2 Deans, 1 Associate Dean, 2 pre-tenure faculty members, and a Provost, representing four different institutions. The authors of this paper suggest that applying the proposed model of transformational leadership within the field of Kinesiology may have a two-fold benefit. It may increase the number of women in administrative positions and it may extend how long women choose to serve in an administrative capacity. Components of the model include developing personal and professional characteristics that motivate faculty to perform beyond expectations, and understanding gender-related and kinesiology-specific challenges of administration. In addition, recommendations are made for pursuing careers in administration, and for pursuing future research projects. We hope that through this paper, we have started an important and open discussion about women in leadership roles, and ultimately, encouraged some prospective leaders to consider a career in higher education administration.

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Laura Cousens

Sport franchises are challenged to operate within the fast-changing environment of the professional sport industry. The purpose of this paper is to ascertain the extent to which these organizations are changing and to understand why some organizations have embraced the competitive strategies and institutional beliefs of their contemporary environment, while others have remained relatively unchanged. The concept of archetypes was used to create two templates for professional sport franchises: The sport-centered archetype and the business-centered archetype. Data were then collected from interviews with representatives of five AAA baseball franchises, documents were retained from the league's public relations firm and the franchises themselves, and information was assembled from newspapers and trade magazines. The results of the research indicated that one organization was in the sport-centered archetype, three were in the business-centered archetype, and one was between the two archetypes. It was found that a trigger for change and the ownership of the franchise impacted heavily on the ability of the franchises to adapt to their contemporary environment.

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Ronald J. Maughan

In May 2017, the Medical and Scientific Commission of the International Olympic Committee assembled a panel of experts at their offices in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss the role of dietary supplements in the life of the high-performance athlete. Participants were selected because of their

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ARTICLES Riding the Lines: Academia, Public Intellectual Work, and Scholar-Activism Jules Boykoff * 1 06 2018 35 2 81 88 10.1123/ssj.2018-0017 ssj.2018-0017 Re-Assembling Sport for Development and Peace Through Actor Network Theory: Insights from Kingston, Jamaica Simon C. Darnell * Richard

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George N. Kioussis

contexts. Rosen and Smith have assembled a group of authors whose backgrounds run the gamut from history and sociology to political science and statistics. The result of their efforts offers a “passport” to understudied sporting cultures, with each contribution tracing the career of a specific athlete (or

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James J. Zhang

America book has been momentous and timely. I applaud the great leadership and efforts of Dr. Gonzalo Bravo, Dr. Rosa Lopéz de D’Amico, and Dr. Charles Parrish, three renowned scholars, to assemble an outstanding team that is composed of leading researchers and professionals in Latin American sport

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Kim Toffoletti, Catherine Palmer and Sumaya Samie

South” open to further investigation. This special issue seeks to broaden the geographical, theoretical, social, cultural and intercultural scope of writing about women, gender and sport. The papers assembled bring together key contributions from feminist sport research undertaken in, with or by

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Joshua I. Newman

summons the multitude of actors being “gathered” around Colin Kaepernick. The assembling is happening whether we remain steadfast to Foucault or not (see Latour, 2005 ). Trump assembles white nationalism, troops, ‘Back the Blue’ movements. He speaks for Colin Kaepernick, for America and Americanness, for

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Kellie C. Huxel Bliven

during his tenure was particularly memorable and gratifying. These issues were logistically challenging and sometimes downright frustrating to assemble; however, they were well worth the positive impact the end products have had on the field. Although Carl has decided to pass the baton to the next Editor

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Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Kara D. Denstel, Kim Beals, Jordan Carlson, Scott E. Crouter, Thomas L. McKenzie, Russell R. Pate, Susan B. Sisson, Amanda E. Staiano, Heidi Stanish, Dianne S. Ward, Melicia Whitt-Glover and Carly Wright

Advisory Committee was assembled under the auspices of the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (www.physicalactivityplan.org). The Committee reviewed the evidence and assigned grades to 10 indicators using data from nationally representative studies and surveys. The indicators included: 1) overall