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Dianne Boswell O'Brien earned degrees from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (Ph.D.), Indiana University (M.A.), and Murray State University (B.S.). She is presently a professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. She has published over 30 articles. Her national and international presentations include many topics related to sport law. Following the 1996 U.S. Olympics, Dr. O'Brien was selected to represent the U.S. at an international conference on "Doping and the Athlete." Three of her graduate classes have used manuscripts she authored or coauthored with James O. Overby. The present manuscript has been field-tested at Murray State University as a text in Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation Management. Dr. O'Brien was awarded the Mabel Lee Award as "The Nation's Most Outstanding Young Professional" by the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD). She was elected national chair of the Secondary School Physical Education Council of AAHPERD, and state president of the Kentucky AAHPERD. As a high school teacher, she established a physical education program that received an award from the President's Council on Physical Fitness as a National Demonstration Center. Her sport experiences include coaching track, basketball, soccer, and employment in recreational facilities. Today, her favorite sport experiences include swimming and playing soccer and basketball with her two children, Lee and Clark. She also stays active through involvement in sport associations and through consulting in business and educational arenas.
Dianne Boswell O'Brien Titles:
Legal Aspects of Sport Entrepreneurship

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