Dr. Tomi Wahlstrom

Dr. Tomi Wahlstrom

In a move that will help the United States Sports Academy streamline the delivery of its 100% online sports education programs, Dr. Tomi Wahlström has been promoted to the position of Provost at the institution, where he will oversee the institution’s academics and student services departments.

A resident of Fairhope, Ala., Wahlström previously served as the Academy’s vice president of academic affairs. He is a multilingual, multicultural academic leader with expertise in teaching, business, academic management, consulting and clinical human services.

Before joining the Academy, Wahlström served as the associate vice president of academic affairs at American Intercontinental University (AIU), where he also taught for 13 years and held numerous roles including lead faculty, program chair, and dean of business. He also served as vice president of academic affairs at Argosy University.

Wahlström previously worked as dean of professional studies and human services at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Fla., and executive director of the Center for Social Responsibility and Community for the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta. He has also served on the faculty for the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Colorado State University Pueblo and the University of Maryland Global Campus, where he has taught for 14 years.

In addition to his work in education, Wahlström has for more than a decade managed Otavala Consulting, Inc., a nationally recognized firm that specializes in strategic planning, organizational development and leadership in higher education. He previously owned management consulting companies Omni Management Group in Colorado and Apollo Consulting in Hawaii.

Throughout his career, Wahlström has specialized in management consulting, leadership coaching, career counseling, conflict mediation and public speaking. He has also served as a clinical/family therapist.

Wahlström holds a Doctor of Management degree from Colorado Technical University, a master’s degree in human resource management from the Hawaii Pacific University and a master’s degree in instructional design from Saint Leo (Fla.) University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hawaii Pacific.