Natalie Welch, PhD

Natalie Welch

Assistant Professor, MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management

MBA and Master of Sport Business Management, University of Central Florida

Areas of Expertise

College Athletics, Diversity and Inclusion in Sport, Native American Mascots, Sport Marketing


Dr. Natalie M. Welch joined Seattle University and the MBA SEM program in the fall of 2022. She is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and grew up in Cherokee, North Carolina. She is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee and the University of Central Florida. Natalie has over five years of professional experience work with Nike and Wieden+Kennedy. Natalie is passionate about advocating for Indigenous athletes and equity across all of sport.