Program Directors


Dr. Matthew J. Robinson


Matthew Robinson is a professor of Sport Management and Director of Community Engagement at the University of Delaware. Dr. Robinson has over 30 years of experience in sport leadership and coach development and has worked with U.S.-based professional sport leagues and teams; U.S.-based national federations and national Olympic committees around the globe.

Abigail Tompkins

United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee
Abigail Tompkins is the Senior Advisor for Future Events with the USOPC and works closely with Olympic Solidarity and the University of Delaware. Mrs. Tompkins earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in Sports Administration from Northwestern University. She has a background in Games bidding and the organization of international meetings and events.

Assistant Director

Mr. Jeff Schneider

Health Sciences Portraits

Jeff Schneider is an Instructor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware. Mr. Schneider is also the director of strength and conditioning and athletic training at the High-Performance Figure Skating Center at the University of Delaware. He has worked with numerous National, World and Olympic figure skaters. He holds certifications from both the National Athletic Trainers Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Associations.

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