Kelley Walton, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Instruction; Director of the Professional Master of Sports Administration Program
Kelley Walton is the Director of the Professional Master of Sports Administration Program. She is an attorney, professor and consultant with over ten years of legal and human resources experience. She received her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School. Kelley worked for the Columbus Blue Jackets (National Hockey League) for its first 10 years of existence. Her first three years with the Blue Jackets were spent in the legal department. The last seven were as the Director of Human Resources, overseeing the employment of 150+ full-time and 300+ part-time employees. During that time, she oversaw all efforts involved with recruiting, workers compensation, 401(k) administration, benefit administration, employee contracts, and employee evaluations. For all 10 years at the Blue Jackets, she oversaw all immigration efforts for the club.