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Academic History
  • Director of the Leadership Institute, Washburn University, 2008-2013
  • Teaching Associate, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2005-2008
Scholarly Interests/Activities

Publications (Refereed)

Mott, J.W. & Gladden, J.M. (2007). The Influence of College Head Coaches on Fan Attendance: Do They Matter?. International Journal of Sport Management, 10 (1): 82-101.

Mott, J.W., Porschitz, E.T., Sherman, K.E., & Manz, C.C.  (2007). How Networks Impact the Purposeful Search for a Mentor: An Examination of NCAA Basketball Coaches and their Protégés. International Journal of Leadership Studies, 3 (1): 3-20.

Published Abstracts (Refereed)

Mott, J.W., Barr, C. & Gladden, J.M. (2009, May 28-30). The Role of Human and Social Capital in the Perpetuation of Leader Development. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). 24th Annual Conference and Meeting, Columbia, South Carolina.

Dixon, J.C. & Mott, J.W. (2008, May 29-31). Faculty Mentors: Exploring Their Impact on Performance and Productivity in Sport Management. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). 23rd Annual Conference and Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Mott, J.W. & Gladden, J.G. (2006, November 2-4). Conceptualizing the Branding of a Head Coach. Sport Marketing Association (SMA). 4th Annual Conference and Meeting, Denver, CO.

Mott, J.W. & Barr, C.A. (2006, June 1-3). The Contribution of Leadership Teams to Performance

           Excellence in Division I Athletics. North American Society for Sport Management(NASSM).

           21st Annual Conference and Meeting, Kansas City, MO.

Mott, J.W. & Gladden, J.G. (2005, November 3-5). Coaches as Brand Builders: What is Important? Sport Marketing Association (SMA). 3rd Annual Conference and Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Other Publications (Non-Refereed)

Mott, J. W.  (2006). Book Review – “From the Ballfield to the Boardroom: Management Lessons from Sports.” Journal of Sport Management, 20 (3), pp. 431-434.

Works in Progress

Mott, J.W. The Replication of Performance Excellence across Multiple Generations of Leaders (submission to the Leadership Quarterly in May 2012).

Mott, J.W., Gladden, J.M. & Barr, C. The Role of Human and Social Capital in the Perpetuation of Leader and Leadership Development.

Mott, J.W., Barr, C. & Gladden, J.M. The Interaction of Mentoring and Social Networking: A Conceptual Model of Leader and Leadership Development.

Mott, J.W.  Exploring Stakeholder Expectations of Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: A Guide to Managing Expectations.

Dixon, J.C. & Mott, J.W. Faculty Mentors: Exploring Their Impact on Performance and Productivity.

Conference Presentations (Refereed)

Mott, J.W., Barr, C. & Gladden, J.M. (2009, May 28-30). The Role of Human and Social Capital in the Perpetuation of Leader Development. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). 24th Annual Conference and Meeting, Columbia, South Carolina.

Dixon, J.C. & Mott, J.W. (2008, May 29-31). Faculty Mentors: Exploring Their Impact on Performance and Productivity in Sport Management. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). 23rd Annual Conference and Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Mott, J.W. & Gladden, J.G. (2006, November 2-4). Conceptualizing the Branding of a Head Coach. Sport Marketing Association (SMA). 4th Annual Conference and Meeting, Denver, CO.

Mott, J.W. & Barr, C.A. (2006, June 1-3). The Contribution of Leadership Teams to Performance Excellence in Division I Athletics. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). 21st Annual Conference and Meeting, Kansas City, MO.

Mott, J.W. & Gladden, J.G. (2005, November 3-5). Coaches as Brand Builders: What is Important? Sport Marketing Association (SMA).  3rd Annual Conference and Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Professional Memberships

Academy of Management (AOM) (2010 – Present)

International Leadership Association (ILA) (2008-Present).

North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) (2005-Present).

Sport Marketing Association (SMA) (2005-2009).

Service Interests/Activities

Professional and Community Service

Executive Committee and Chair of Strategic Planning Committee for the United Way of Greater Topeka, 2012-Present

Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater Topeka, 2011-Present

Serving as a Member of the Advancement Committee for Easter Seals Capper Foundation, 2010-Present

Selection Committee for the “20 Under 40” emerging leaders award in Topeka, Kansas, 2010-present

Serving as an Elder of the Presbyterian Church of Stanley, 2010-Present.

Co-developed, hosting and teaching a Non-Profit Board of Directors Training program in a partnership between Washburn University and the United Way of Greater Topeka, 2009 - Present.

Served on the Private Sector Leadership Foundation Team for the Heartland Visioning strategic growth initiative in Shawnee County, 2009 – 2011.

Served the Dean of the Ross School of Business on the Alumni Board of Governors, University of Michigan Ross School of Business, 2004 – 2010.

Served on a Kansas City Executive Advisory Council for the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), 2003-2004.

Certified as a Stephen Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Stanley, Kansas, 2002.

Presided as Board Member of the South K.C. Chamber of Commerce, 1999-2001; voted President-elect, 2001 (relocated prior to start of term).

Volunteered as teacher for Junior Achievement program, 1996-1997.

Implemented Ann Arbor community budgeting program for transitional families, 1993-1995.

Worked with foster children through the Olive Crest Foundation, 1991-1993.

University and Departmental Service                                                                                                                  

Serve as a member of the Honors Advisory Council, 2012-Present

Serve as a partner on the Leadership Washburn Project Team, 2011-Present

Serve as a member of the Career Services Advisory Council, Washburn University, 2009 – Present

Serve as a member of the Who’s Who Student Award Committee, Student Activities & Greek Life, Washburn University, 2009 – Present.

Guided a student nominated for a Rhodes Scholarship through the application and evaluation process (2009).

Assisted in the development of the University of Massachusetts PRIZM award for excellence and innovation in the management of collegiate athletic departments; participated in the first two annual candidate evaluation processes (2005 and 2006).

Career Accomplishments

Grants, Honors and Awards

$10,000 grant by the Capitol Federal Foundation to continue the growth of the Leadership Challenge Event, 2012

Community Organization Award from Capper Foundation, 2011

Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership from the United Way of Greater Topeka, 2011

$10,000 grant by the Capitol Federal Foundation to create and implement the inaugural Leadership Challenge Event, 2011

$7,500 grant by Heartland Visioning to seed the Washburn University Leadership Institute’s inaugural Leadership Challenge Event, 2011

$5,000 grant by the Washburn Women’s Venture Grant Program to establish and initiate the Leadership Labs concept at the Washburn University Leadership Institute, 2010

Honorary Member of the Ichabod Chapter of Mortar Board at Washburn University, 2010

Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2009