Thoma to Discuss Global Sports at LINC Luncheon

March 09, 2011

Dr. James ThomaDr. James Thoma, associate dean and professor of human performance and sport business at the University of Mount Union, will present “Sports Going Global: Life’s Lessons” on Tuesday, March 22 at the LINC luncheon held at Mount Union. Thoma will discuss how sport is used to illustrate lessons that are learned in our personal lives.
A member of the Mount Union faculty since 1989, Thoma earned a bachelor of science degree in metallurgical engineering from Grove City College, a master of arts degree in sport administration and a doctoral degree in sport science from The Ohio State University. He is the co-author of Sport Governance in the Global Community and creator and editor of Global Sport Management News. Much of Thoma’s expertise comes from his four years experience helping to develop sports in Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Saudi Arabia as well as being the national team coordinator for USA Track & Field.
The community luncheon series known as LINC (lunch, information, networking and conversation) was conceived to take advantage of the local expertise that exists in Alliance, in light of the University’s exceptional academic reputation. This is an opportunity to gain practical knowledge from local experts and a chance to interact with members of the University and greater Alliance community.
The sessions are open to the public and will run from noon until 1 p.m. The cost of lunch is $10, and will be served in the Hoover-Price Campus Center. Payment will be accepted at the door, but space is limited.
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Lorie Miller, director of community educational outreach at Mount Union at (330) 823-5993 or
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