In May 2015, Dr. Amy Wilson will begin work as a Director of Inclusion at the NCAA. Dr. Wilson has worked in higher education for her entire career. She is currently an Associate Professor of Education at Illinois College where she teaches sport-related courses and serves as the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) and chair of the Athletics Committee. Dr. Wilson is a former basketball and softball student-athlete who is a member of the Illinois College Athletics Hall of Fame.
She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English and earned a Ph.D. in Health and Sport Studies with a concentration in Athletic Administration at the University of Iowa. For the past decade, she has worked closely with nationally recognized Title IX expert Dr. Christine Grant on equity issues in intercollegiate athletics and has given numerous presentations on Title IX and gender equity around the country.
The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) named her an “Administrator of Tomorrow” in 2009. She completed a report for the NCAA’s Committee on Women’s Athletics in 2012--“The Status of Women in Intercollegiate Athletics as Title IX Turns 40”--that is available on the NCAA’s website. Dr. Wilson is currently writing the second edition of this report that will be released in summer 2015.