Dr. Karen Danylchuk is a Professor of Sport Management in the School of Kinesiology and the Associate Dean Academic, Undergraduate Programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. Over the past 30 years at Western, Dr. Danylchuk has also served as Coordinator of Intercollegiate Athletics and Undergraduate Chair of Kinesiology. Prior to working at Western, Dr. Danylchuk taught and coached at Hong Kong International School. Dr. Danylchuk’s research interests include increasing participation in sport; women’s representation and involvement in sport; management of intercollegiate athletics; and sport marketing. She has published extensively in a variety of academic journals and has presented her research globally.

Dr. Danylchuk has served as the President of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and is a founder and Vice-President of the World Association for Sport Management (WASM). She is a Research Fellow of NASSM (inaugural group) and a recipient of the NASSM Distinguished Service Award (2007) and Earle F. Zeigler Lecture Award (2010). Dr. Danylchuk was Assistant Chef Administration of Team Canada for the World University Games (Universiade) in Sicily in 1997, assistant coach of the Canadian women’s golf team at the World University Golf Championships (FISU) in South Africa in 2008, and has attended the FISU Games in Beijing in 2001 and Bangkok in 2007 in presentation capacities. She has been a competitive athlete and has coached tennis, squash, and golf at the university level.