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Langdon Receives Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award

Jody Langdon, Ph.D., associate professor of kinesiology in the Waters College of Health Professions at Georgia Southern University, has been recognized as a recipient of the 2018 Regents’ Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award (SoTL).

Langdon was also awarded the 2017 Georgia Southern SoTL Award due to her outstanding contributions of the SoTL.

“It is an honor to be selected as one of this year’s award winners,” stated Langdon. “I am happy to represent Georgia Southern University and add to its long list of contributors to excellence in SoTL research.”

Annually, the Board of Regents recognizes two University System of Georgia faculty for their impact in the area of SoTL. As a recipient of the award, Langdon will receive a monetary award of $5,000. She was also recognized in front of more than 600 distinguished guests at the annual Regent’s Scholarship Gala in Atlanta on March 2.

A member of the Georgia Southern faculty since 2010, Langdon has made it her focus to embed SoTL into her teaching, research and professional service commitments. Nominations were reviewed by a panel of faculty and administrators from across the University System.

Sport Management Program Receives 3 National Rankings




Georgia Southern University’s online Master of Science in Sport Management has been ranked No. 2 for Best Value Online Sport Management, No. 11 for Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master’s in Sports Management, and No. 28 for Top 50 Master’s in Sports Management Online Degree Programs for 2018.

“It is an honor to be recognized along with the nation’s top sport management programs,” said Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Sport Management Christina Gipson, Ph.D. “The rankings recognize Georgia Southern’s sport management faculty’s student-first focus, strong research, practical backgrounds and our dedication and commitment to provide students with a valuable and meaningful education. Our program is continually setting higher goals and honors, as these push us to achieve even more.”

The 36-credit online program is designed to provide academic preparation and practical experience in the skills and techniques necessary to be successful in the sport business and leisure fields.

Students are able to complete the program in 24 months, or as their schedule permits. Upon completion of the program, graduates are prepared to work in sports marketing, promotion and advertising; sports information, media and communications; The Olympic Movement; state and county sports commissions; athletic leagues and associations; sport facilities and event management; and professional teams or collegiate athletic departments.

For more information on the online master’s degree in sport management, visit