2017 Colloquium

Title IX @ 45: Beyond Participation

Monday, June 5, 2017 (4:45-7:45): Title IX: Past & Present

Kristine Newhall, PhD
Assistant Professor, SUNY Cortland

Dr. Kristine Newhall is an assistant professor of Kinesiology at SUNY Cortland where she teaches in the area of Sports Studies. She studies issues of gender, race, and sexual orientation discrimination in sports. Her current work is on policies governing transgender athletes' participation in sports, discourses of out gay athletes, and sexual violence and student athletes. She is the co-founder and co-contributor to the Title IX Blog. She earned her PhD in Women's Studies from the University of Iowa.

Title IX Blog: http://title-ix.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 (4:45-7:45): Title IX & Sexual Violence

Kristy McCray, PhD
Assistant Professor, Otterbein University

Currently an Assistant Professor at Otterbein University, Dr. Kristy McCray earned her PhD in Kinesiology (Sport Management) from The Ohio State University in 2015. Her research areas include student-athlete development and sexual assault prevention in college athletics. She previously served as the executive director of a rape crisis center in San Luis Obispo, CA, and worked in athletic advising. Dr. McCray received her BA and M.Ed. from the University of Southern California.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 (4:45-7:45): Title IX and Underserved Girls

Kim Turner, JD
Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Aid at Work

Kim works with the Gender Equity & LGBT Rights Program and the Fair Play for Girls in Sports Project. Through litigation, education and policy work, Kim advocates for equality, with a specific focus on athletic opportunities for female youth — particularly in low-income communities. Kim has practiced a mixture of Title IX, employment and housing law, including as a staff attorney with Bay Area Legal Aid. Before law school, Kim worked for Senator Dianne Feinstein and the National League of Cities in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Cardozo Law School in New York City in 2008. And she received a B.A. from Brown University in 2002, double concentrating in public policy and sociology. At Brown, Kim also played for the varsity women’s volleyball team. 

Legal Aid at Work: Fair Play for Girls in Sports: https://legalaidatwork.org/our-programs/fair-play-for-girls-in-sports/

Thursday, June 8, 2017 (4:45-7:45): Title IX & Transathletes

Helen Carroll, MA
Sports Project Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Helen J. Carroll joined NCLR in August 2001 to lead the Sports Project. She is well known in the sports world as an acclaimed national championship basketball coach from the University of North Carolina-Asheville. Helen had been a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Athletic Director for 12 years, and now devotes all her efforts to fighting homophobia in sports by directing NCLR’s Sports Project. She works closely with major national sports organizations including the San Francisco 49ers, the Women’s Sports Foundation and the NCAA. She has been a dynamic speaker on panels with the NCAA, Nike, the U.S. Tennis Association, The New York Times and many others. She was featured in Dee Mosbacher’s award-winning film, Out For A Change: Addressing Homophobia in Women’s Sports, and author Pat Griffin’s book, Strong Women, Deep Closets. 

NCLR Sports Project: http://www.nclrights.org/our-work/sports/