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Natalie West brings extensive experience in sport and recreation management to Curry College, with particular expertise in sport communications and marketing. Prior to joining Curry, she was a Lecturer at the University of New Hampshire and an Assistant Professor at Thomas College in Maine. Professor West is currently finishing her Ph.D in Educational Leadership with a research focus on the academic performance of Division III student-athletes. Before transitioning to the classroom in 2015, she worked as the marketing director for privately owned sport organizations, including youth club sport organizations and indoor athletic complexes. West also served as the Assistant Commissioner and Director of Communications for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and held coaching positions in collegiate athletics. Natalie earned a B.A from Simmons College, a Masters in Sport Leadership from Northeastern University, and is finishing her PhD in Educational Leadership from Simmons University.