University of Louisville Professor of Sport Administration Mary Hums, will present “Using Sport for Social Change: Bottom Lines and Higher Callings” on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Bone Student Center Old Main Room. Hums’ presentation will be the 2010 Esther Larson McGinnis Scholar Lecture, sponsored by Illinois State University’s School of Kinesiology and Recreation. The event is free and open to the public.

Hums’ research interests focus primarily on policy development in sport organizations, specifically regarding inclusion of people with disabilities, women, and racial and ethnic minorities into the management of sport. Hums is co-editor of the textbooks Principles and Practice of Sport Management and Women as Leaders in Sport: Impact and Influence, and co-author of Profiles of Sport Industry Professionals, Governance and Policy in Sport Organizations and Paralympic Sport: All Sports for All People. She is also a research fellow for the Northeastern University Center for Sport and Society’s Disability in Sport Program, the Athletes for Human Rights Initiative, and the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM).

Financial support for the lecture series is provided by the Esther Larson McGinnis Fund. The fund is named in honor of the late 1946 graduate who willed a portion of her estate to the University to support women’s physical education.