Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich has been appointed to serve on the Global Advisory Board for the International Sports Hall of Fame in Austin, Texas. The Hall of Fame annually awards at least six athletic legends in March at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.

Betsy Smith (right), the Academy's Director of Academic Administration and Continuing Education, receives from Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (left) a Certificate of Merit for successfully leading the Sports Authority of Thailand on a tour of American sports programs.

Betsy Smith, Director of Academic Administration and Continuing Education, earned a Certificate of Merit from the Academy for leading the successful Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) study tour of American sports programs for the sixth consecutive year.

Dr. Conrad Woolsey, the Academy’s chair of Sports Studies, attended the 2012 Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) International Annual Conference in Atlanta. He presided over the Coaching/Leadership lectures and was the moderator for the Research Poster Sessions. While at the conference, Dr. Woolsey began the process of being on the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) registry.

Dr. Tim Foley has been promoted at the Academy to Dean of Student Services.

Dr. William Steffen is the Academy’s new chair of Sports Coaching. He has more than 20 years of teaching and soccer coaching experience, including serving as the University of Oregon head women’s soccer coach for nine years.

Dr. Robert Cantu, the Academy’s 2009 Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award, recently released a new book, “Concussions and Our Kids.” A leading neurosurgeon and concussion expert, Dr. Cantu co-authored the book with sports journalist Mark Hyman. 


International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA) Annual Conference – Oct. 24-26 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum in Newport, Rhode Island

Peace and Sport International Forum – Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Sochi, Russia

The Eighth International Olympic Committee (IOC) World Conference on Sport, Culture, and Education – Nov. 25-27 in Amsterdam, Netherlands