Distinguished Faculty Inductee
Professor and Interim Director
School of Sport, Recreation and Tourism Management, George Mason University
Laurence Chalip served as professor and coordinator of sport management in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin from 2001-2012. He is a former president of the North American Society for Sport Management and was a founding executive board member for the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand.
Chalip has managed sport organizations in the United States, Australia and New Zealand and continues to consult throughout the world on matters of sport policy, marketing and management. Chalip also has served as a lecturer at the International Olympic Academy and as the international chair of olympism for the International Olympic Committee.
At George Mason University, Chalip studies ways that sport programs and events can be designed, marketed, managed and leveraged to optimize desired economic, social and environmental outcomes. His work recognizes the intersection of sport with recreation and tourism and identifies ways that the three work most effectively together. Chalip has published several books, dozens of book chapters and over 100 research articles.
Chalip has won the Distinguished Service Award from the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand for his contributions to sport management. He also is a research fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management which awarded him their highest honor, the Earle F. Zieglar Award, for his work in sport management.