Michael S. Willett

Clinical Associate Professor, Sport Management Program
Kinesiology

Associate Chair Budget and Planning
Kinesiology

mwillett@indiana.edu
(812) 855-6210
PH 296

Education
  • Indiana University, Ed.D., 2013
  • Indiana University, M.S., 1988
  • Indiana University, B.S., 1985
Courses
  • SPH M423 Financial Principles in Sport
  • SPH K473 Lab Teaching in Physical Education
Background
  • 2018 - present: Sport Management Program - Clinical Associate Professor
  • 2002 - present: Associate Chair for Budget and Planning, Department of Kinesiology
  • 1988 - 2016: Director, The President's Challenge Physical Activity and Fitness Awards Program (A program of the President's Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition). Annual contracts 1988 - 2016: Over $26 million in total contracts.
  • National Masters Powerlifting and Weightlifting Champion. Volunteer time to provide sport specific strength training to athletes as well as provide demonstrations in powerlifting and Olympic style weightlifting within the Bloomington and IU communities.
Selected Publications

Willett, M. S., Andrews, D. P. S., Rudisill, M. E. (2016). Understanding Budget Models in Higher Education and their Applications to Kinesiology: Strategies for Success. Kinesiology Review, 5(4), 221-228.

1988-2016. The President's Challenge Physical Activity and Fitness Awards Program Brochure.

1986-1995. The AAU Physical Fitness Program Testing Brochure. 

Selected Published Abstracts

Guan, H., McClaine, J., Willett, M. S., & Hale, B. (2008). Promotion of physical activity & fitness for all – an introduction to the President’s Challenge Awards Program. International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport Proceeding, 3, 212.

Crowley, K., Updyke, W., & Willett, M. S. (1997). Fifteen year trends in arm shoulder girdle strength and endurance in a large population of 6-14-year-old boys: 1980-1994. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sports, 61 (1) 35-36.

Updyke, W., Crowley, K., and Willett, M. S. (1997). Fifteen year trends in abdominal strength and endurance in a large population of 6-14-year-old boys and girls: 1980-1994. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sports, 61 (1) 29-30.

Updyke, W., Crowley, K., and Willett, M. S. (1997). Fifteen year trends in body mass index in a large population of American children: 1980-1994. Science and Medicine in Exercise and Sport. 21 (3) Supplement. 

Selected Research Presentations

Gang, A.C., Lee, M., Yoon, J., Pedersen, Z., Willett, M., Williams, A., & Pedersen, P.M. (2018, June). Strategic human resource management of foreign players in professional soccer: A case of the Korean Professional Football League (K-League). The 2018 Conference of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Willett, M. S. (2015, June). Relationship between Sport Funding/Organizational Models and High Level Sport Success. Paper presented at the 6th Training Science Congress, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

Willett, M. S. & Guan, H. (2014, July). Physical Activity Trends of U.S. Children and its Impact on Health Related Fitness. Paper presented (Keynote) at the World Conference on Physical Education and Sport: Challenges and Future Directions, Shanghai, China.

Sung, Y. T., Kim, C. H., Willett, M. S., & Pedersen, P. M. (2014, September). The Sponsorship Network Portfolio of the Olympic Games: Examining the Strategic Management of Corporate Partners from a Network Perspective. Paper presented at the European Association for Sport Management Conference, Coventry, England.

Yoon, J., Lee, M., Kim, C. H., Burch, L., Eagleman, A., Willett, M. S., Pedersen, P. M. (2014, September). Challenging Traditional Media Coverage: Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Source Publicity and Newspaper Attention. Paper presented at the European Association for Sport Management Conference, Coventry, England.

Guan, H., & Willett, M. S. (2011, December). Promoting Physical Fitness & Physical Activity: President’s Challenge Program. Paper presented at China West Normal University, Nanchong, Sichuan Province, China.

Guan, H., McClaine, J., Willett, M. S., & Hale, B. (2008, August). Promotion of physical activity & fitness for all – an introduction to the President’s Challenge Awards Program. Poster session presented at the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport, Guangzhou, China.

Willett, M. S., Updyke, W., Burke, J., & Sollars, L. (1990, March). Physical fitness trends in a large population of 11-17 year old students: 1980-89. Poster session presented at the AAHPERD National Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Willett, M. S., Updyke, W., Burke, J., & Sollars, L. (1990, March). Physical fitness trends in a large population of 6-10 year old children: 1980-89. Poster session presented at the AAHPERD National Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Updyke, W., Koceja, D., Willett, M. S., & Sodoma, C. (1987, March). Attitudes of secondary physical education teachers in the United States: regional differences. Poster session presented at the AAHPERD National Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Willett, M. S. (1984, October). Effects of post-contraction on isokinetic contractions at varying speeds. Paper presented at Indiana AHPERD Convention, Terre Haute, Indiana.

Selected Presentations/Invited Talks

Willett, M. S. (2017, October), Keynote Speaker, Invited, “Physical Activity and Youth Fitness in the United States”, 1st International Academic Forum on Sports Medicine and Health. Hosted by the Chinese Association of Sports Medicine and the China Association of Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry, Chengdu Sport University, Chengdu, China.

Willett, M. S. (2017, June). Keynote Speaker, Invited, “Physical Activity Trends of U.S. Children and its Impact on Health Fitness”, International Summit Forum on Children and Adolescent Physical Health and Exercise Intervention in 2017. Hosted by the China Ministry of Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

Willett, M. S. (2016, November). Teaching, Lecture/Talk, Invited, "Economic Impact of Professional Sports Leagues in the United States", Session, Beijing Sport University, School of Sport Management, Beijing Sport University, Beijing, China.

Willett, M. S. (2016, November). Teaching, Lecture/Talk, Invited, "Relationship Between Sport Funding/Organizational Models and High Level Sport Success", Session, Xiamen University, Physical Education Department, Xiamen, China.

Willett, M. S. (Co-Presenter), Andrew, D. (Moderator), Rudisill, M. (Co-Presenter), (2016, January). Research/Creative Activity, Lecture/Talk, Invited, "Understanding Budget Models in Higher Education and their Applications to Kinesiology: Strategies for Success", Workshop, 2016 Leadership Workshop of the American Kinesiology Association, American Kinesiology Association, Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade, San Antonio, TX, United States.

Willett, M. S. (2016, January). Teaching, Lecture/Talk, Invited, "Economic Impact of Professional Sports Leagues in the United States", Session, Seoul National University, Global Sport Management Graduate Program, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

Willett, M. S. (2015, December). Economic Impact of Professional Sports Leagues in the United States. Invited Talk by Seoul National University, Global Sport Management Graduate Program (Dream Together Program), Seoul, South Korea.

Guan, H. & Willett, M. S. (2015, June). President’s Challenge Program. Paper presented at Shenyang University of Chemical Technology, Shenyang, China.

Guan, H. & Willett, M. S. (2014, June). Presidential Youth Fitness Program. Paper presented at Beijing Sport University, Beijing, China.

Willett, M. S. (2014, April). Physical Activity Trends of U.S. Children and its Impact on Health Related Fitness. Invited by Near East University and presented at the International Congress on Children and Sports, hosted by Near East University, Nicosia, N. Cyprus.

Guan, H. & Willett, M. S. (2014, May). President Challenge & Presidential Youth Fitness Program. Paper presented at China West Normal University, Nanchong, Sichuan Province, China.

Willett, M. S. (2014, September). Attended and presented at the European Association for Sport Management (EASM) 2014 annual conference, Coventry, England. 

Willett, M. S. (2013, July). Presidential Youth Fitness Program - Physical Activity for Lifelong Health. Invited by Hacettepe University and presented at the 5th Training Science Congress, Hacettepe University, Beytepe Campus, Ankara, Turkey.

Willett, M. S. (2013, October). Presidential Youth Fitness Program-Physical Activity for Lifelong Health. Invited by the Hungarian Olympic Committee, presented to the Hungarian Olympic Committee Administration, Budapest, Hungary.

Guan, H., & Willett, M. S. (2011, December). Promoting Physical Fitness & Physical Activity: President Challenge Program. Paper presented at China West Normal University, Nanchong, Sichuan Province, China.

Willett, M. S. (2006, March). Invited by the Jordanian Ministry of Education and presented fitness testing materials, data analysis system and instructional content to the Jordanian Ministry of Education and the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Amman, Jordan.

Willett, M. S. (2006, October). Invited by the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States and presented the annual report on the President’s Challenge Physical Activity and Fitness Awards Program to the Board of Directors at the Amateur Athletic Union National Convention. Orlando, Florida.

Willett, M. S. (2004, May). Invited by Beijing Sport University, Chengdu Institute for Physical Education and Shanghai Institute for Physical Education, China, and presented a lecture series (Fitness for All in the United States of America) to faculty and students. Chengdu, China.

Willett, M. S. (2001, November). Invited by Indiana AHPERD, Indianapolis Indiana, and presented on youth fitness testing to Physical Educators at the Indiana AHPERD Convention. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Selected National Service

President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board Member
Invited Member: November 1, 2016 – Present (3 year term)

National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation (NSCAF) Board - Investment Committee Member
Invited Member: January 30, 2018 – Present (3 year term)