Jepkorir-Rose Chepyator-Thomson

Dr. Jepkorir-Rose Chepyator-Thomson, PhD, is Professor of sport management, Department of Kinesiology, University of Georgia. She received her PhD, MA, MS and BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently serves as the Director and founder of Global Educational Forum program, and the Cultural Studies in Physical Activity Lab at the University of Georgia. Dr. Chepyator-Thomson’s research studies focus on women and sport in Africa, African indigenous sport and games, globalization of sport, sport labor migration, and sport policy in context of African sport. She has published over 77 journal articles and book chapters, and edited three books and presented over 80 research presentations in national and international conferences. Her work appears in the International journal of Sport History, International Journal of Sport Policy, Politics and International Journal of Sport Management and Interchange. She received UGA Richard F. Reif Internationalization Award and African Studies Service Excellence Award, and the Nell C. Jackson Memorial Award from AAHPERD for her research on women and girls. She was on American National Public Radio (NPR) and ABC/News 20/20 Program talking about her research work on Kenyan runners. She was featured in Georgia Magazine for her accomplishments in academic and athletic areas. She was inducted into the University of Wisconsin-Madison Hall of Fame in 1994, received the Orbits Sport award for track performance in Kenya, was NCAA champion and African record holder in 1500M and 3000M during her running days in Kenya and United States.