Distinguished Speaker Series

Speakers – Spring 2016

Mark Wilson – VP of  Travel Product Applications
International Cruise and Excursions (ICE)

Friday, April 1, 9:35 – 10:25 AM 

Little Hall (LIT) 121

Mark Wilson is a UF graduate and currently serves as Vice President of Travel Product Applications at International Cruise and Excursions (ICE).  Mark has worked for ICE over the past 10 years in a variety of leadership roles within Marketing, Product, Creative Services, Alliance Marketing, and Account Management. Mark has spent the last year working with the technology team in solidifying and upgrading the Cruise & Travel content and is uniquely qualified to lead the integration of the new travel products and technology enhancements. Product Management reports to Mark Wilson (including air, car, hotel, wine, merchandise, excursions/attractions), as well as technology integration for all ICE travel product lines.

Wilson is also a heart transplant recipient and will share his story with students during his lecture.

More information related to Mark’s story and his excellent work since his transplant can be found at this site: http://www.gatorheart.com/


Speakers – Fall 2015

“Sports and Entertainment Sales Tactics”

Thursday, November 5, 12:30 pm 

Florida Gymnasium, Room 265

  • Carrie E. Cammack –  Senior Box Office Operations Manager, The Staples Center

“#Olympicambushmarketing: Is Social Media Regulation the “New Way” to Protect the Olympic Brand?”

Tuesday, November 3, 2:00 pm 

Florida Gymnasium, Room 320

  • John Grady, J.D., Ph.D. –  Associate Professor in Sport and Entertainment Management, University of South Carolina

This presentation is made possible through the Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium (SECAC) Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program.

Athlete Development Seminar Series

TRSM and the Dept. of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology will be hosting Dr. Mark Williams for four special lectures on various topics related to Athlete Development

Dr. Mark Williams is a Professor and Head of Life Sciences in the College of Health & Life Sciences, Brunel University London. His research interests focus on the neural and psychological mechanisms underpinning the acquisition and development of perceptual-cognitive and perceptual-motor skills. He is Executive Editor for the journal Human Movement Science and Editor-in-Chief elect for the Journal of Sports Science. He has been the recipient of prestigious Distinguished Scholar Awards from the International Society of Sport Psychology and the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity.

Dr. Williams has received more than £4 million in external funding from research councils in Australia, the UK, Nike, Umbro, as well as various governing bodies and professional sports. He has also written 15 books, over 60 book chapters, 60 professional articles, 86 journal abstracts, and has delivered almost 200 keynote and invited lectures over 30 countries.

Anticipation and Decision-Making: From Testing to Training

Friday, October 23, 11:30 am
Florida Gymnasium, Room 250

“Applied Skill Acquisition in High-Performance Sport: Working with Elite Athletes at the ‘Coal Face'”

Monday, October 26, 9:30 am
Florida Gymnasium, Room 250

“Talent Identification and Development: Are There Any Early  Predictors of Talent?”

Friday, October 30, 3:00 pm
Florida Gymnasium, Room 250

“What Makes a Champion? Developing Expertise Across Domains”

Monday, November 2, 9:30 am
Florida Gymnasium, Room 250


Sport Management in Germany: Exchange Program Information Session

Wednesday, October 28, 3:00 pm 

Florida Gymnasium, Room 235

  • Gerard King, Ph.D. –  Professor, German Sport University Cologne.
  • Lorraine Hoffmann – German Sport University Cologne student participating in the exchange currently studying at UF for the semester.

“Reconceptualizing our Domain: New Direction for Human Resources Research in Sport”

Tuesday, October 20, 11:30 am 

Florida Gymnasium, Room 320

  • Michael Odio, Ph.D. –  Assistant Professor of Sport Administration, University of Cincinnati

“Thriving and Surviving the First Year – Life After Receiving a Ph.D.”

Friday, October 2, 11:30 am 

Florida Gymnasium, Room 320

  • Richard Buning, Ph.D. –  Assistant Professor of Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management, School of Physical Education & Tourism Management, Indiana University

“Sport Market Value Network: A New Approach to Understand the Sport Industry”

Tuesday, September 22, 3:00 pm 

Florida Gymnasium, Room 235

  • Joon-ho Kang, Ph.D. –  Professor of Sport Marketing, Seoul National University; Director, Global Sport Management Graduate Program and the Center for Sport Industry.

 For a list of past speakers click here