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Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Donovan Nelson, EdD

Assistant Professor of Sport Management


BA, Athletic Training, Health & Physical Education, Graceland University
MEd, Sport Administration, Wichita State University
EdD, Recreation and Sport Management, University of Arkansas

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Office: 641.784.5173


Briggs Hall

Room Location


Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Donovan coordinates and teaches in the Sport Management program. He is committed to preparing future sport professionals who can impact and ever-changing industry.

“The sport industry encompasses all aspects of our society. Studying its place in American culture and its impact on societal norms is fascinating. This study can better enhance the experience of all who experience sport in all of its facets.”

I developed my teaching philosophy while studying at Graceland. It is quite simple: ‘If teaching were the same as telling we’d all know everything’. I am responsible to do more than tell my students what they should know. I must ensure they have learned. I am not convinced I have taught until they have learned.