Dylan Kartchner

Dylan began working with the Center for Leadership in January 2019 as a research assistant for the State of Play: Seattle-King County report. He now supports the collective action effort stemming from the report, assisting the advancement of the King County Play Equity Coalition and Seattle professional sports team collaboration. Dylan received a B.S. in Business Management (International Business) from the University of Connecticut and a Master's in Sport Business Leadership from Seattle University.

Madison Blatchford

Madison’s primary work in the center is focused around supporting the student experience, staff and faculty support, marketing efforts, and driving the admissions process for the Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership M.Ed. program.

Hannah Olson, Ph.D.

Hannah's primary work in the Center is focused around academic programs and coaching education.  She helps drive the Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership (IAL) M.Ed. programs, teaching multiple courses and assisting with student advising, curriculum development, and internship management.  Additional teaching duties include undergraduate coursework in the College of Education focused on youth development through sport.  Hannah is also central to continuing education offerings for coaches and administrators, specifically helping to drive the ACCEL Sport Coaching Certificate.

Julie McCleery, Ph.D.

Julie serves as the principal investigator for two of the Center's projects: Ambitious Coaching and State of Play: Seattle-King County. The Ambitious Coaching research is an exploration into the core practices of highly effective coaches. The State of Play research resulted in the publication of a landscape analysis of youth physical activity in King County which is serving as a springboard for the King County Play Equity Coalition, which Julie is spearheading.

Jennifer Hoffman, Ph.D.

Jennifer's research in the Center highlights the factors that influence leadership and decision-making of intercollegiate athletics. In the IAL M.Ed. graduate program she teaches the Education as a Moral Endeavor and Informing Decision Making with Data courses. Jennifer also supervises IAL student Inquiry Projects and is the editor of the Center's Research From the Front Porch  Research Briefs. Contact Jennifer:  jennilee@uw.edu or 206-616-6309.

Alexis Glowka

Alexis’ primary role at the Center is focused on the internal and external marketing and communication efforts toward prospective, current and past Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership M.Ed. students. Alexis worked in the nonprofit sector as a Content Marketing Specialist in Southern California and received her B.A. in Professional Writing and Interactive Media Studies from Miami University.  Contact Alexis: aglowka@uw.edu or 206-543-3815

Sara Lopez, Ph.D.

Sara serves as Director for the Center for Leadership in Athletics and Executive Director for the Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership (IAL) M.Ed. program. Bringing an extensive background in sports administration and education, her role in the Center is overall management for the growing portfolio of activities and the development new professional development initiatives. In the IAL program she teaches Foundations of Leadership in Intercollegiate Athletics and supervises the internship requirement.