Laurajean (Lj) Holmgren is the Interim Academic Director for the Master of Science in Sports Management program at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies.
Prior to her role at Columbia, she was a Senior Account Executive at NCG Visuals, where she led large-format graphic installations with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, collegiate and high school athletic programs, the NFL, the New York Jets, and partners of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee.
As Assistant Athletics Director, Director of Facilities and Operations at St. John's University, Holmgren oversaw day-to-day operations of athletic facilities, planned and executed athletic events, and created capital plans to address infrastructure improvements.
During the 2012-2013 basketball season, Holmgren was recognized by NCG Visuals and the New York Liberty as part of their “Inspiring Women” home game. In addition, she was recognized by the Big East Conference for her contributions to the athletics department on National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
Holmgren held an operations internship with Harvard University Athletics in 2006-07 and an athletic administration internship at Boston College the following season.
At St. John’s University, she taught Current Issues in Sports to Sports Management undergraduate students during the Fall 2014 and fall 2015 terms. In 2016, in partnership with CSM Sports Management (formerly GlideSlope), she led a Supervised Research Project entitled Olympians as Brands in the Columbia University Sports Management program.
Holmgren graduated from the State University of New York, College at Cortland with a degree in Sport Management and an MBA from St. John’s University.