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Kelsi A. Dickens

Jannetides College of Business, Communication & Leadership

Assistant Professor


PhD in Sport Management, Troy University
MS in Kinesiology and Sport Administration, Southeastern University
BS in Sport Management and Business, Southeastern University


Dr. Dickens is the program coordinator and professor for the sport management program housed under the Jannetides College of Business, Communication & Leadership. Dr. Dickens is the assistant tennis coach for Southeastern as well.

Prior to working at Southeastern, Dr. Dickens started as a tennis instructor at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, from 2014-2016. After working at IMG Academy, she began working at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, FL, becoming a certified tennis coach with the USPTA. Dr. Dickens was also a head high school girls tennis coach for All Saints Academy located in Winter Haven, FL, for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Dr. Dickens began her Southeastern career by working as a Graduate Assistant for the Human Performance and Sport Studies department in 2017; she moved into the Administration Assistant role in 2018, co-teaching a sport management class. Her true passion is helping college students find their God-given calling.

In 2020, Dr. Dickens co-published an article on Title IX that was printed in the Sport Litigation Alert journal. She is currently working on co-publishing another article relating to higher education. Dr. Dickens is on the editorial board for the COSMA Academic Journal.