B.A. in American Studies and Latin, the University of Texas at Austin, 2014
Masters of Social Work, the University of Texas at San Antonio, 2018
M.S. in Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2021
Ph.D. in Sport Management, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2022
The social work profession in sport, mental health of athletes, health and mental health literacy, mental health programming in sport organizations
Lauren Beasley joined Georgia State University in 2022 as an assistant professor of sport administration and teaches graduate courses in cultural aspects of sport and sport leadership. She received her bachelor’s degree in American studies and Latin at the University of Texas at Austin, her master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas at San Antonio and her master’s in sport psychology and motor behavior from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She completed her Ph.D. in sport management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is also a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with experience in case management, individual, family and group therapy.
Beasley’s research lies at the intersection of social work in sport, with a recent focus on the social work profession in sport, mental health programming in sport organizations, and the physical and mental health literacy of collegiate athletes. She brings expertise in qualitative research, holding a graduate certificate in qualitative research methodology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
She is a current member of the North American Society for Sport Management, the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports and the National Association of Social Workers. She was awarded the Doctoral Scholar Award from the American Kinesiology Association for excellence in doctoral research and has several interdisciplinary publications in both sport management and social work journals.
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