Dr. Kellison earns Trailblazer Award from Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Dr. Timothy Kellison recently was awarded the prestigious Trailblazer Award from Florida State.

He graduated from Lisbon David Anderson in 2003 and The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Education in 2007.

Dr. Kellison earned his graduate degrees at Florida State with a Masters in Sport Management in 2009 and a Ph.D in Sport Management in 2013.

He is currently an assistant professor for the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State in Atlanta.

Dr. Kellison is the son of Terry and Tonyea Kellison of Salem.

The Trailblazer Award recognizes new alumni who have made a significant impact on their profession.

Follows is his bio and information that led to his receiving this award:

Sports transcend other forms of entertainment, and Dr. Timothy Kellison proves that time and time again. A graduate of the FSU Department of Sport Management’s master’s and doctoral programs, Kellison has focused his research efforts on sport in urban environments and in the emerging field of sport ecology, as well as public policy and urban and regional planning.

His expertise in sport ecology propelled him to the international spotlight after he was selected for the United Nation’s team for its Sports for Climate Action Framework project.

The framework, which Kellison coauthored, aims to promote climate action by highlighting sports organizations, federations and leagues that engage and promote efforts to combat climate change.

Kellison rose to prominence in the field of sport ecology during his time as a graduate student at Florida State. His focus helped him earn faculty positions first at the University of Florida and then at Georgia State University.

During his time as a faculty member, he has published in a number of academic journals. He has also contributed book chapters as well as presented his research on sport ecology at events around the world.

His passion for sustainability and ecology has benefited the advisory boards Kellison has served on, including the Super Bowl Sustainability Advisory Committee.


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