Williamson, Dene

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Sport Business, International Tourism & Hospitality Management

Phone: 352-588-8026

Email: dene.williamson@saintleo.edu


  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Saint Thomas University
  • M.S., Sport Administration, Saint Thomas University
  • B.S., Physical Education, University of Central Missouri


Dr. Williamson started at Saint Leo University in 2012 and teaches a number of courses within the Sport Business program. Introduction to Sport Business, Facility Management and Sport Sales are a few of the courses she teaches. Prior to joining the university, Dr. Williamson assisted with the development of the University of Missouri’s Sport Venue Management emphasis area for the Hospitality Management Degree program. Before entering academia, she gained industry experience by working for the United States Tennis Association and for the University of Miami Athletics Department.

Community Affiliation:

  • North American Society for Sport Management
  • Stadium Managers Association
  • Global Spot Business Association
  • The Academic Forum

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Her professional and research interests include multi-generational differences within the workforce, particularly in the front office of the sport industry. Dr. Williamson has presented at a number of conferences both within the United States such as the Global Sport Business Conference and Internationally at the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference.

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