Maylon Hanold, EdD

EdD, Leadership (Sport Sociology cognate)

Director, Sport Business Leadership

Phone: 206.296.2231

Building/Room: JEFF 401-J


Maylon Hanold is Director of the Master in Sport Business Leadership program at Seattle University. She has taught courses in research methods for sport, sport sociology, sport leadership, women and sport leadership, human resources, sport events, and organizational effectiveness. Her research interests lie at the intersections of sport sociology, gender, and leadership. She has written about lived experiences in sport including ultrarunning, long distance running, and transgender recreational sport experiences. In addition, her leadership research focuses on the physicality of leadership as related to embodied biases, empathy as a leadership skill, authentic leadership, and leadership development. 

Her cross-disciplinary approach is reflected in the journals in which she has published: Advancing Women in Leadership, Global Sport Business Journal, Sociology of Sport, Advances in Developing Human Resources, 

Her most recent article explores the development of ‘authentic’ leadership “Toward a New Approach to Authentic Leadership: The Practice of Embodied Dialogical “Thinking” and the Promise of Shared Power” (2017) in. She has also written book chapters in Sport Leadership for the 21st Century, The Embodiment of Leadership, and Theorizing Women and Leadership: New Insights and Contributions from Multiple Perspectives. She published World Sports: A Reference Handbook (2012) with ABC-CLIO and most recently Women is Sports: A Reference Handbook (2018).  She has been an invited speaker on many topics including Generation iY, inclusive leadership, intersections between gender, media, sport and leadership, sports psychology, and embodiment and leadership. She has consulted with several sport organizations, including Stevens Pass Resort for whom she provided workshops to the senior leadership team and supervisors on creating inclusive workplaces and culture for mountain visitors. 

She holds a B.A. in French from the University of Washington, and EdM in learning and teaching from Harvard University, and an EdD in leadership with a cognate in sport from Seattle University. She was a member of the 1992 Olympic Team in whitewater kayak slalom. These days, she enjoys trail running with her dog, mountain biking, snowboarding and sea kayaking.