Antonio Williams is among a small group of professionals selected for the American Kinesiology Association’s fourth such cohort.
Antonio Williams, PhD, associate professor in the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B), has been selected for the 2023 American Kinesiology Association (AKA) Leadership Institute Fellowship program.
“I’m excited about being named an AKA Leadership Fellow, and how this experience will help me advance toward administrative opportunities in the future,” Williams says, adding that the institute “has contributed to the development of some of our best field leaders.”
For each of the last several years, AKA has chosen about ten kinesiology professionals to participate in the program—which is designed to support faculty who aspire to leadership roles. Fellows meet regularly to review case studies, cultivate relationships with AKA mentors, and participate in skill-building workshops.
“Dr. Williams has outstanding potential for administrative work in the kinesiology profession,” says David Koceja, PhD, chair of the IUSPH-B Department of Kinesiology. “He is highly regarded among his peers not only here at Indiana University but throughout the country.”
“Dr. Williams is already emerging as a leader, serving as the director of our Sports Marketing and Management program—ranked among the top five such programs in the United States,” says David Allison, dean of IUSPH-B. “His professionalism; drive for excellence; and commitment to social justice, healthy commerce, and fitness in equal measures are nothing short of remarkable.”
To learn more about the AKA Leadership Institute Fellowship program, visit bit.ly/2Xa7jgi.