Mary  Hums, PhD

Mary Hums, PhD

Mary A. Hums, PhD is a Professor of Sport Administration at the University of Louisville. In 2009, she was named a NASSM Earle F. Zeigler Lecturer, the organization’s most prestigious academic honor. In 2008, Hums was an Erasmus Mundus Visiting International Scholar at Katholische Universitat in Leuven, Belgium. In 2006, the USOC selected her to represent the US at the International Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece. She has worked numerous Paralympic and Olympic Games. Hums co-authored Article 30.5 of the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She authored over 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters and given over 200 presentations. Her research interests are policy development in sport organizations regarding inclusion of people with disabilities and also sport and human rights. A monogram letter winner in Field Hockey at the University of Notre Dame and a 1996 inductee in the ASA Indiana Softball Hall of Fame.