Dr. Shelby Masse is a dedicated professional with a Ph.D. in Learning, Leadership, and Education Policy (LLEP) and a concentration in Sport Management from the University of Connecticut. Her expertise spans teaching, coaching, and research, creating a unique blend of academic insight and practical experience. Passionate about gender equity in sports and women’s leadership, she has presented at respected conferences, demonstrating a commitment to driving positive change.
- Ph.D. in Learning, Leadership, and Education Policy (LLEP) with a concentration in Sport Management from the University of Connecticut in 2023.
- M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Secondary Education from the University of Connecticut in 2017.
- B.A. in History from the University of Connecticut in 2015.
- B.A. in Secondary Education with a concentration in English from the University of Hartford in 2013.
- Adjunct Faculty at Nichols College
- • Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Nichols College (since 2017). Additionally, she has more than 13 years of coaching experience, working across multiple platforms of youth soccer. Her previous roles included U17 Head Coach for Connecticut ODP, as well as Head Coach and Goalkeeper Coach at several premier clubs in Connecticut.
Dr. Masse’s research interests encompass Gender Equity in Sport, Women in Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Invisible and Emotional Labor of College Coaches
Recent presentations include:
- Masse, S. & Burton, L. J., (2022, June 4). Understanding women coaches’ learned coaching philosophies and behaviors in informal learning spaces [Paper presentation]. North American Society for Sport Management Conference. Atlanta, GA, United States.
- Hobbs, G., Masse, S., Burton, L. J., & DeVona, K. (2022, June 4). Disrupting the status quo or supporting the structure: Examining potential inequities that may arise from the NCAA interim NIL Policy [Paper presentation]. North American Society for Sport Management Conference. Atlanta, GA, United States.