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Michele K. Donnelly

Assistant professor, Department of Sport Management, Brock University

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sport Management at Brock University. My research interests include: gender and sport (particularly gender equality and the Olympic Movement/Games and in sport governance); alternative sport (including roller derby, skateboarding, snowboarding); girls and women-only activities (including women’s home improvement workshops, entrepreneur organizations, and sport and recreation groups); and research ethics (especially related to qualitative research methods). I have previously worked at Kent State University (in Sport Administration) and Syracuse University (in Sociology).

I am a co-founder, and now serve on the Advisory Board of the Girls on Track Foundation whose mission is “To foster important life skills in girls, through participation in roller derby as skaters and decision makers”. I also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, the global governing body of women's flat track roller derby.


  • 2019–2019
    Assistant Professor, Brock University