Dr. Jon Welty Peachey is an associate professor in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research centers upon sport for development and social change. Specifically, he examines how program design and leadership are related to outcomes such as social inclusion, prejudice reduction, peace building and conflict resolution, social capital, and community development among children, youth, adults, and communities. He partners with a variety of local, national, and international sport-based nonprofits to work with them on effective program design and outcome assessment. Dr. Welty Peachey has over 12 years of experience working in the international sport sector and in sport for development. A research fellow with the North American Society for Sport Management, Dr. Welty Peachey has published extensively on sport for development and leadership in key academic journals. He serves as editor of the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport,  associate editor of the Journal of Sport Management, and on the editorial boards of Sport Management Review, Journal of Applied Sport Management, Journal of Sport for Development, and Event Management Journal.