Resa Lovelace is the Founder and President of RBL Theory, LLC. She is a brilliant mind for consultations, an effective leader, and an engaging speaker. Lovelace has gained experience as a Social Justice Consultant and Educator over her eleven (12) years of
work in Higher Education.
As a former Division I student-athlete at a Historically Black University, former Chairperson of the Advisory Board for Return on Inclusion, and an active member of the Women Leaders in College Sports Mentor Program board, Lovelace has learned the importance of leading from an identity-based inclusive vision.
She will tell you that her most powerful and memorable experience has been the creation of BEOREGON, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative at the University of Oregon. There, as a member of the athletic department, she partnered with NIKE to educate and inspire future generations of leaders.
Lovelace has facilitated workshops with athletic industry leaders, administrators, and students on the topics of identity, race, and sexual orientation. She has spoken on a
number of regional and national platforms including the NIKE Headquarters, Women Leaders in College Sports National Convention, Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A) Regional Conference.
Lovelace has consulted organizations and facilitated workshops across the United States addressing the importance of identity inclusivity. From consulting college administrators on Inclusive Best Practices, to educating Law students on the importance
of LGBTQ+ inclusion, to teaching students about activism, Lovelace’s personality has resonated as an impactful presenter, educator, and facilitator.
Lovelace is an alumnus of Old Dominion University (M.Ed. ’09) and Hampton University (B.A. ’07). She currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Director, Student-Athlete Development at the University of Maryland, College Park.