Dr. B. Nalani Butler is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at The University of Tampa, Florida. Dr. Butler received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and was also a member of the Xavier Women’s Soccer Team. In addition, Dr. Butler was awarded her Master’s Degree in Sport Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia where she received and worked as a Graduate Assistant within the GSU Athletic Department. Dr. Butler has worked in an array of different sporting environments including: The Georgia State University Athletic Department, The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, The United States Olympic Committee’s National Governing Bodies, The Cincinnati Reds, and The United Athletes Foundation. Most recently, Dr. Butler completed her Ph.D. in Sport Studies from The University of Tennessee, where she worked with the Center of Sport, Peace, and Society and the Next Generation of Sports Talent (NEST).
Currently Dr. Butler resides in Tampa, Florida and teaches classes in Sport Management at The University of Tampa. Her main areas of research include: Sport labor migration, women and sport, and sport for development, and sport and social change.