Faculty Spotlight: Michael Odio, Master’s in Sport Administration

Q: What are the Courses you teach?
Managerial Strategies in Sport Administration.

Q: What do you emphasize most in your teaching?
My approach to teaching and learning emphasizes active learning so that students can take ownership over their knowledge and skills, universal design to make courses more inclusive, and a critical approach that allows students the room to learn, challenge, question, make mistakes, and grow.

Q: What are some of your favorite assignments?
The Strategic Plan project puts students in the position of redefining the vision and purpose of an entire institution and showing how that vision connects to daily activities and tasks.

Q: How long have you been at UC?
8 years.

Q: How long have you been teaching?
13 years.

Q: What is your background/professional experience in athletics?  

I research internships, nonstandard labor, and career development in sport.

Q: Any degrees/certifications/awards/etc.?
PhD in Sport Management.

Q: Favorite sports team?
La Liga.

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