My research explores issues of sport governance, especially at the intersection of transnational sport and international politics. The study of sport governance is concerned with explaining processes of power, authority, and regulation in sport contexts. The intellectual goal of my research is to develop and test theoretical models that identify and account for the relationships among determinants of sport governance outcomes. Pragmatically, my research can inform sport governance reform strategies and approaches at all levels of sport. My current work is specifically concerned with understanding transnational sport governance as a form of global governance. This work emphasizes international political system structure, domestic regime type, and hegemonic discourses of sport as factors that account for the stability and (increasingly) the flaws of current governance approaches in transnational sport.
- SPMGT 101 – Sport and Popular Culture: Trends and Issues
Other courses taught:
- SPMGT 365 – Ethics and Moral Reasoning in Sport
- SPMGT 367 – Sport in American Society
- SPMGT 468 – Managing Sport Organizations
- SPMGT 565 – Ethical Perspectives of Sport and Physical Activity
- SPMGT 567 – Social and Cultural Issues of Physical Activity and Sport
I have am a member of the Sport Management Graduate Faculty, and have previously served on the WSU Faculty Senate’s Research and Arts Committee, as well as the College of Education’s Grants and Research Advisory Committee (GRAC) and Faculty Affairs Committee (CEFAC).
- Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Sport Management
- M.Ed., University of Texas at Austin, Sport Management
- B.A., University of Northern Iowa, Business Administration