Dr. Melanie Sartore-Baldwin, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at East Carolina University, was named a fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management.
She is one of five scholars who received this honor at the 2012 NASSM conference in Seattle.
Fellow status recognizes NASSM scholars by honoring their achievement in sport-related scholarship disseminated through NASSM.
The designation is one of distinction and encourages high standards of research and other forms of scholarship among NASSM’s members.
“We are proud of Dr. Sartore-Baldwin’s international recognition and her commitment to our students,” said Dr. Glen Gilbert, dean of the College of Health and Human Performance.
Her areas of study are diversity-related issues and social justice within sport.
A native of Macomb, Ill., Sartore-Baldwin began teaching at ECU in 2007. She earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education/exercise science from Western Illinois University in 2000. She received a dual master’s degree from Indiana University in 2003 and a doctorate from Texas A&M University in 2007.