The Baldy Center Podcast

Episode 32.

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Episode 32: Shaun Marq Anderson speaks to the nature of Title IX

Published April 3, 2023

In Episode 32 of The Baldy Center Podcast, Shaun Anderson opines on both the public and scholarly perceptions of Title IX. Dr. Anderson observes that media and the court of public opinion have the power to challenge and improve the application of Title IX. 

Keywords: Gender, sport, Title IX, collegiate athletics, equality, activism, policy.

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We are in a point in time in our society where it's rather easy to point out issues, to talk about things that affect millions of people, not only in the organizational level but the educational level as well. I think in order for many of these initiatives to be successful, they must be evaluated.

Initiatives must be implemented, of course, and revised if necessary. But there needs to be clear cut strategies that are based on the research that is necessary to understand what's going on. If we can get to that point and we can make some waves and progress, and athletes are important in that part of the infrastructure of that type of movement. But I think collaboratively working with legal scholars, those who understand organizations, those who understand sociology, anthropology, things like that, we can make some true change.

                           —  Shaun Marq Anderson 
                                (The Baldy Center Podcast, 2023)

Shaun Marq Anderson, PhD, Associate Professor of Organizational Communication, College of Communication and Fine Arts (Loyola Marymount University)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Qualitative Research, Decision Making, Leadership Development, Sport & Social Change, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sport Communication

Shaun M. Anderson, PhD.

Photograph courtesy of Shaun M. Anderson, PhD.

Bio: Dr. Shaun M. Anderson is an award-winning Associate Professor of Organizational Communication and Advisor for Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability at Loyola Marymount University. He is an internationally recognized scholar that examines how sport has influenced business, politics, and society. He is also the founder of CSR Global Consulting, LLC, which assists organizations in developing and implementing their social responsibility initiatives.

Dr. Anderson's first book, The Black Athlete Revolt: The Sport Justice Movement in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter (Rowman and Littlefield, 2023) examines the revitalization of athlete activism since the BLM movement began. Further it explores how athletes have shifted their activism from protest to conversations on policy reform.

Dr. Anderson is currently working on his second book, Sport for the Global Good: Towards a Theory of Social Responsibility (Oxford University Press, anticipated publication 2024) which will provide a blueprint on how sport organizations develop, implement, and evaluate the success of their social responsibility initiatives. His work on sport and social responsibility has been published in top academic journals including the Psychology of Popular Culture, Communication and Sport, and the International Journal of Communication and Sport. Dr. Anderson's expertise has also been featured in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, HuffPost, and Black Enterprise Magazine.

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Book cover: The Black Athlete Revolt: The Sport Justice Movement in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter (Rowman and Littlefield, 2023) 

Simon Honig, Podcast Producer

Simon Honig, a third-year law student at the University at Buffalo School of Law, is the host/producer for the 2022-23 Edition of the Baldy Center Podcast. Honig.

Simon Honig

Simon Honig, a third-year law student at the University at Buffalo School of Law, is the host/producer for the 2022-23 Edition of The Baldy Center Podcast. Honig is a Law Clerk at Block, Longo, LaMarca & Brzezinski, P.C., an Associate at the Buffalo Human Rights Law Review, a Student Ambassador, and the Social Media Coordinator for the Buffalo Sports and Entertainment Law Society. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Marketing at SUNY Geneseo. Honig’s career interests lay at the crossroads between sports law and intellectual property law.

Executive Producers (2022-2023)

Samantha Barbas
Professor, UB School of Law;
Director, The Baldy Center

Amanda M. Benzin 
Assistant Director
The Baldy Center