Areas of Expertise
sport finance, sport law, sport governance, sport facility, event management, non-profit, resource development for non-profits, sport related non-profits, women in sport, work life balance, college athletics, professional sport, fitness
Ph.D. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Emphasis: Sport Administration, University of New Mexico (December, 2004), Albuquerque, New Mexico
M.A., Physical Education and Athletic Administration, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa
B.S., Major: Government, Minor: Criminal Justice, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri
North American Society of Sport Management, Member
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Member
National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, Member
Aerobics and Fitness Association of American, Certified Member
Present American Council on Exercise, Certified Member
Grants and Contracts Awarded
Xavier University Student Philanthropy Grant, 2007, 2008
Publications & Presentations
Dixon, M., Tiell, B., Lough, N., Sweeney, K., Osborne, B., & Bruening, J.
(2008). The work-life interface in intercollegiate athletics: An
examination of policies, programs, and institutional control. The
Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 2(2), 137-159.
Bruening, J., Dixon, M., Tiell, B., Osborne, B., Lough, N., & Sweeney, K.
(2008). The role of the supervisor in the work-life culture of college
athletics. International Journal of Sport Management, 9(3), 250-272.
Dixon, M., Tiell, B., Sweeney, K., Lough, N., Osborne, B., & Bruening, J.
(August/September 2006). Stopping the pull. Athletic Management
Lee, J. and Sweeney, K. (2010). Jacksonville Jaguars. Encyclopedia of
Sports Management and Marketing, Vol. 4. SAGE Publications.
Sweeney, K. and Lee, J. (2010). Cincinnati Bengals. Encyclopedia of Sports
Management and Marketing, Vol. 4. SAGE Publications.
Ljone, T., Sweeney, K. and Kane, J. (October, 2011). Eating disorder
education and treatment: Perceptions of female athletes in the
Mountain West Conference. First National Conference on Girls and
Women in Sport and Physical Activity. Greensboro, NC.
Lee, J. and Sweeney, K. (March, 2011). Criminal profiling: The case of the
Cincinnati Bengals. Sport, Physical Activity, and Recreation (SRLA) Conference. Savannah, GA.
Kane, J. and Sweeney, K. (Oct, 2010). Philanthropic community based
learning. Florida Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, and Sport Conference. Orlando, FL.
Osborne, B., Lough, N., Tiell, B., & Sweeney, K. (2008). Perceptions of
NCAA athletics directors and senior woman administrators towards
work-life conflict: A divisional comparison. North American Society
for Sport Management Conference. Toronto, Ontario.
Tiell, B., Dixon, M., Sweeney, K., Lough, N., Osborne, B., & Bruening, J. (2007). Influence of gender on policy development for life and work balance. Girls and Women Rock: Academic and Legal Conference. Cleveland, OH.
Dixon, M., Bruening, J., Sweeney, K., Lough, N., Tiell, B., & Osborne, B.
(2006). Work-life balance in the sport industry. North American Society for Sport Management Conference. Kansas City, MO.
Sweeney, K. and Lough, N. (2005). The relationship between family
Commitment and career salience of coaches of NCAA D-I women’s
programs. International Association of Physical Education and
Sport for Girls and Women Congress. Edmonton, AB.
Sweeney, K. (2006). Do female athletes prefer male coaches? “The Iowa
Athletic Director: Visionary: Past, Present, Future” Conference. Des Moines, IA.
Sweeney, K. (2005). Family commitment and job satisfaction:
Challenges women in intercollegiate athletics face. Women’s
Leadership Symposium: Intercollegiate Athletics. Indianapolis,