Jim Weese, PhD

Jim Weese



  • PhD (Ohio State)
  • BHK, MHK (Windsor)

Academic Appointments

  • Professor - School of Kinesiology
  • Dean - Faculty of Health Sciences (2004-2015)

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Management and Leadership

Leadership, Academic Service and Honors/Awards

Senior Academic Leadership

  • Western University; London, Ontario
    • Dean: Faculty of Health Sciences (2004-2015)
    • Special Advisor to the Provost (2015)
  • University of Windsor; Windsor, Ontario
    • Dean: Faculty of Human Kinetics (2000-2004)
    • Director: Department of Kinesiology (1997-2000)
    • Director: Cooperative Education, Department of Kinesiology (1986-91)
    • Acting Chair: Department of Athletics and Recreational Services (1991-1992)
    • Director of Campus Recreation: Department of Athletics and Recreational Services (1986-1991)

Academic Tenure

  • Western University; London, Ontario
    • Professor: School of Kinesiology (2004-present)
  • University of Windsor; Windsor, Ontario
    • Professor: Faculty of Human Kinetics (1998-2004)
    • Associate Professor: Faculty of Human Kinetics (1992-1997)
    • Assistant Professor: Faculty of Human Kinetics (1987-1992)
    • Lecturer: Faculty of Human Kinetics (1986-1987)
  • University of Regina; Regina, Saskatchewan
    • Lecturer: Faculty of Physical Activity Studies

University Committees and Service

Western University

  • Honorary Degree Selection Committee
    • Member (2016-present)
  • University Senate
    • Vice-Chair (2013-2015)
    • Member (2004-2015)
  • University Senate Sub-Committees
    • Chair, Operations Agenda (2013-2015)
    • Member, Enrolment Planning and Policy (2008-2009)
  • Decanal Selection Committee: Faculty of Social Science
    • Member (2012-2013)
  • Workload Committee: University of Western Ontario and Faculty Association
    • Member (2008-09)
  • Athletic Financial Aid Awards Committee
    • Chair (2007-present)
  • University Research Board
    • Member (2004-2009)
  • Equity Committee: University of Western Ontario and Faculty Association
    • 2004-2007)
  • Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging
    • Chair, Board of Directors (2011-2015)
    • Member, Advisory Board (2004-2015)
  • National Centre for Audiology
    • Member, Advisory Board (2004-2015)
  • International Centre for Olympic Studies
    • Member, Advisory Board (2004-2015)

University of Windsor

  • President's Action Plan Committee
    • Chair, Co-operative Education Programs (2002-03)
  • Search Committees
    • Chair, Athletic Director Search Committee (2002)
    • Member, Kinesiology Department Head Search Committee (2002)
  • Academic Policy Committee
    • Member, Committee on Promotion, Tenure and Renewal (2001-02002)
  • University Senate (1997-2004)
    • President's Executive Committee
    • Academic Management Group
    • Sabbatical Review Committee
  • Program Development Committee (1997-2001)
    • Member, Academic Planning Committee
    • Member, Five-Year Plan Review Team
  • Faculty of Arts, Humanitites and Social Sciences (1997-2000)
    • Member, Executive Committee
    • Member, Faculty Council
    • Member, Search Committee for Associate Executive Dean
  • Department of Kinesiology (1997-2004)
    • Chair, Personnel Committee
    • Member, Undergraduate Committee
    • Member, Graduate Committee
    • Member, Kinesiology Council
  • Faculty of Human Kinetics (1997-2004)
    • Chair, Faculty Council
    • Member, Equity Committee
    • Member, Liaison Committee

In the Community

  • YMCA of Western Ontario
    • Executive Committee, Board of Directors (2014-present)
    • Member, Board of Directors (2012-present)
  • Sunningdale Golf and Country Club
    • Member, Board of Directors (2014-present)
  • SouthWestern Academic Health Network (SWAHN)
    • Founding Committee Member (2011-2012)
  • City of London
    • Invited Member, Mayor's Economic Task Force Committee (2011)
  • London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC)/St. Joseph's Health Care (SJHC)
    • Member, Vision 2020 Joint Steering and Strategic Planning Committee, LHSC and SJHC (2010)
    • Member, Care Committee, Board of Directors, SJHC (2005-2009)
    • Member, Strategic Directions Committee, LHSC (2004-2006)
    • Member, Joint Executive Planning Committee; LHSC, SJHC and Western
  • Middlesex-London in motion Initiative
    • Founding Chair (2008-2012)
  • Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic
    • Member, Board of Directors (2006-2015)
  • United Way London & Middlesex
    • Campaign Co-Chair, Western (2006 and 2007)
  • ListenUP! Canada
    • Member, Corporate Board of Directors (2005-2009)
  • Windsor and Essex County Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
    • Member, Board of Directors (1991-95)
  • Sutton Creek Golf and Country Club
    • Board of Directors, President and Past President (1991-1995)

Leadership Program Delivery

  • A Dean's Guide to Building Faculty Relationships: Webinar for Academic Impressions Inc. (2016)
  • Leading in the Health Sciences: Workshop speaker to the Canadian Association of Health Sciences Deans (2014)
  • Leading Change in Higher Education: Workshop for academic leaders at Western University (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Leadership Strategies: Building/Sustaining Morale and Community in Uncertain Times (2011)
    Presentation to Council of Ontario Deans of Arts, Science and Social Sciences (CADOS)
  • Leadership Consultant - Mentoring: General Motors of Canada (1997-2000)
  • Leadership Consultant: Ford Motor Company (1994-2000)

Honours and Awards

  • North American Society for Sport Management
    • Dr. Garth Paton Distinguished Service and Leadership Award (2015)
    • Dr. Earle F. Zeigler Award (2001)
    • Inaugural Research Fellow (2001)
  • University of Windsor Sports Hall of Fame
    • Inductee (2014)
  • Goverment of Canada
    • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013)
    • Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal (2002)
  • Rotary Club of Windsor
    • Award for Vocational Excellence (2002)
  • Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
    • Young Professional Award (1987)

Research and Teaching

Research Interests

  • Sport Leadership
  • Executive Leadership Development
  • Higher Education

Research Affiliations and Professional Activities

Teaching Areas

  • Sport Leadership
  • Sport Management

Visiting Scholar Appointments

  • The Ohio State University: College of Education and Human Ecology (2016)
  • University of South Florida: Muma College of Business (2016)




  • Weese, W.J. The Five "C's" of Effective Leadership. 330 pp.


  • R.L. Boucher &, W.J. Weese (1991). Management of recreational sports in higher education (Edited text). Carmel, IN: Wm. C. Brown and Benchmark.

Chapters in books

  • Weese, W.J. (2014). Weese’s Five C Leadership. In P. Chelladurai. Managing sport organizations for sport and physical activity (p. 311).  Scottsdale, AZ: Holcomb Hathaway.
  • Weese, W.J. (2012). Preparing the next generation of doctoral students. Ten considerations to heighten effectiveness and impact. In A. Gillentine, R. Baker and J. Cuneen (Eds.), Critical essays in sport management: Exploring and achieving a paradigm shift (pp. 173-189). Scottsdale, AZ: Holcomb Hathaway.
  • Weese W.J. (2005). Forward. In S. Spaulding. Meaningful motion - Biomechanics (pp. vii - viii). Edinborough, UK: Elsevier, Churchill, Livingstone.
  • W.J. Weese (1991). Managerial efficiency in recreational sports.  In R.L. Boucher and W.J. Weese (Eds.), Management of recreational sports in higher education (pp. 227-252). Carmel, IN:  Wm. C. Brown and Benchmark.
  • W.J. Weese &, D. Wilkinson (1991). Corporate sponsorship of recreational sports.  In R.L. Boucher and W.J. Weese (Eds.), Management of recreational sports in higher education (pp. 199-212). Carmel, IN:  Wm. C. Brown and Benchmark.

Other Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Weese, W.J., & Beard, S. (2012). Rethinking the teaching of leadership in sport management. Sport Management Education Journal, 6, 1-7.
  • Janisse, M., & Weese, W.J. (2010). Effectively recruiting and retaining service volunteers in IndyCar Racing Series. International Journal of Volunteer Administration, XXVII, 3, 21-30.
  • Weese, W.J. (2010). The four steps to exceptional leadership of Campus Recreation in turbulent times. Recreational Sports Journal, 34, (2), 95-102. (Note: Nominated for the 2010 Article of Distinction Award).
  • Weese, W.J. (2002). Opportunities and headaches: Dichotomous perspectives on the current and hiring realities in the sport management academy. Journal of Sport Management, 16, (1), 1-17.
  • Kent, A., & Weese, W.J. (2001). Do effective organizations have better executive leaders and/or organizational cultures? A study of selected sport organizations. European Journal for Sport Management, 7, (2), 4-21.
  • Weese, W.J. (2001). Are sport management executive leaders as good as they think? European Journal for Sport Management, 7, (2), 65-76.
  • Weese, W.J. (1998). Leadership behaviour in sport organisations. Invited manuscript in the Research in Sport Management: Implications for Administrators. The International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) Journal. 9, 55-63.
  • Weese, W.J. (1997). The development of an instrument to measure organizational effectiveness in campus recreation programs. Journal of Sport Management, 11, (3), 264-275.
  • Weese, W.J. (1996). Do leadership and organizational culture really matter?" Journal of Sport Management, 10, (2), 197-206.
  • Bourner, F., & Weese, W.J., (1995). Executive leadership and organizational effectiveness in the Canadian Hockey League. European Journal for Sport Management, 2, (1), 88-100.
  • Weese, W.J.  (1995). A Synthesis of Leadership Theory and a Prelude to the Five "C" Model. European Journal for Sport Management, 2 (1), 59-71.
  • Weese, W.J. (1995). If we're not serving sport managers then we're not serving sport management. Journal of Sport Management, 9, (3) 237-243.
  • Weese, W. J. (1995). Leadership and organizational culture: An investigation of Big Ten and Mid-American Conference campus recreation programs. Journal of Sport Management, 9, (2), 119-134.
  • Wallace, M., & Weese, W.J. (1995). Leadership, organizational culture and job satisfaction in Canadian YMCA organizations. Journal of Sport Management, 9, (2), 178-193.
  • Weese, W.J. (1994). A leadership discussion with Dr. Bernard Bass. Journal of Sport Management, 8 ,(3), 179-189.
  • Weese, W. J. (1994). The ABC's of time efficiency for campus recreation administrators. Recreational Sports Association Journal. 18, (3), 16-19.
  • Weese, W.J. (1994). Where are we headed? Some opinions on kinesiology/physical education programs in Canadian universities". Journal of Co-operative Education. 29, (3), 67-76.
  • Weese, W.J. (1994). 150 years of leadership experience. Recreational Sports Association Journal, 19, (1), 52-55.    
  • Weese, W.J. (1994). Co-operative education in physical education? A return look from an empirical perspective. International Journal of Physical Education, 30, (4), 24-30.
  • O'Hara, B. S., & Weese, W. J. (1994). Advertising theory applied to the intramural/recreational sports environment. Sport Marketing Quarterly, 3, (1), 9-14.
  • Maclean, J., Weese, W.J., & Corlett, J. (1993) Coaches as leaders and culture builders. The Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, 8, 93-108.
  • Weese, W.J. (1990). Managerial efficiency for co-operative education administrators. The Journal of Cooperative Education, 26 (3), 56-66.
  • Weese, W.J., & McElary, K. (1988). The effective use of student staff in campus recreation. Recreational Sports Journal, 13 (1), 10-12.
  • Galasso, P. J., & Weese, W. J. (1988). A case for co-operative education in physical education programs. International Journal of Physical Education, 25, (1) 41-44.
  • Weese, W.J., & Sutton, B. (1987). Developing a marketing plan for collegiate intramural-recreational sports programs. Recreational Sports Journal, 12, (1), 13-16.
  • Weese, W.J., & Nicholls, E. A. (1987). Team leadership: Selection and expectations. The Physical Educator, 44, (1), 269-272.
  • Weese, W.J. (1986). Sport marketing: Implications for intramural-recreational sports programs. Canadian Association for Physical Education and Recreation Journal, 52, (3), 4-8.
  • Weese, W.J. (1985). Time management:  Implications for intramural-recreational sport administrators. Recreational Sports Journal, 10, (1), 10-14.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Weese, W.J. (1991). True leadership in recreational sports administration. Advancing Recreational Sports Practices. 42nd Annual National Intramural Recreational Sports Association Conference, pp. 94-112.
  • Weese, W.J. (1989). Leadership theory and the recreational sport manager, Collected Readings in Recreational Sport. 40th Annual National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association Conference, pp. 34-46.
  • Weese, W.J. (1988). Marketing recreational sport. Selected Readings in Recreational Sports. 39th Annual National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association Conference, pp. 121-132.
  • Weese, W.J. (1987). Delegation and the campus recreation director. Cultivation of Recreational Sports Programs. Selected Proceedings from the 38th Annual National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association Conference, pp. 48-55.

Book Reviews

  • Weese, W.J. (1993). Sport Marketing Quarterly, 2, (4). Review of Net worth: Exploding the myths of pro hockey (1991) by D. Cruise and A. Griffiths. Toronto: Viking\Penguin Books.
  • Weese, W.J. (1986). Canadian Intramural Recreation Association Bulletin, 12, (1). September. Review of Getting things done: The ABC's of time management (1976) by E.C. Bliss, New York:  Charles Scribner's Sons.
  • Weese, W.J. (1986). Canadian Intramural Recreation Association Bulletin, 2 (6). March. Review of Sport management (1985) by P. Chelladurai, London, Ontario:  Sport Dynamics.

Refereed Journal Articles in Process

  • Weese, W.Z., & Weese, W.J. (2016). Student Leadership Development in Recreational Sports Programs: Empirical-based Suggestions for Heightening Efficacy. Submitted to the Recreational Sports Journal. 16 manuscript pages.
  • Beard, S., & Weese, W.J. Leadership development through collegiate sport.  29 manuscript pages.
  • Chesworth, L., & Weese, W.J. So You Want to be an Athletic Director at a Canadian University? A Delphi Study into the Current and Anticipated Future Skills Requirements and Commensurate Preparation. 29 manuscript pages.
  • Weese, W.J. Essential leadership practices that facilitate decanal success and survival. 26 manuscript pages.
  • Church A.G., & Weese, W.J. Sport policy in the Federal state: The Canadian experience. 25 manuscript pages.
  • Trainor, S.P., & Weese, W.J. What is the most effective way of spending in a salary cap era? A case study of the National Hockey League. 29 manuscript pages.
  • Sweeney, D., & Weese, W.J. Consumer Behaviour and Language: A Study of the Fans of Montreal Canadiens and Montreal Alouettes. 26 manuscript pages.
  • Zuccala, K.M., & Weese, W.J.  A Comparative Analysis of the Organizational Culture of adidas, Salomon, TaylorMade and All Brands and its impact on Job Satisfaction at adidas Canada. 24 manuscript pages.