- Professor of Sport Sociology, School of Kinesiology
- Director, Tucker Center
- College of Education and Human Development
Professor Kane received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1985 with an emphasis in sport sociology. She is an internationally recognized scholar who has published extensively on media coverage of women’s sports. She is also an expert on the passage, implementation and impact of Title IX. Dr. Kane was elected by her peers as a Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology, the highest academic honor in her field, and was inducted in to the Academy in 2002. She is a past recipient of the Scholar of the Year Award from the Women’s Sport Foundation, and in 2012, Dr. Kane received a Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Coalition of Women in Athletic Leadership. She served as the Director of the School of Kinesiology from 2005-2011.
Articles by Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D.
Women’s sports, both professional and collegiate, have made enormous progress since Title IX (federal civil rights legislation designed to prohibit gender discrimination in educational institutions) was passed in 1972
“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” This memorable line from Charles Dickens also describes the current landscape of female athletes in the media – […]