Carolyn Spellings is the Chief of Evaluation, Research, and Accountability at the Center for Sport, Peace, and Society and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Spellings helps advance the mission and efforts of the Center by providing leadership in the following three areas: development of a CSPS research agenda at the intersection of sport and community development, economic empowerment, and leadership; management of strategic research partnerships and collaborations; and oversight of a research internship program for graduate and undergraduate students. In addition, Spellings leads all monitoring and evaluation efforts for the U.S. Department of State Global Sports Mentoring Program. Spellings has more than 10 years of experience conducing international and cross-cultural research with underserved populations. Spellings earned her PhD from the University of Tennessee in child and family studies in 2009.