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Washington State University
College of Education

Sport Management Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff are here to help you learn, grow, and succeed.

Emma Ariyo, Ph.D.

Black female athlete identity;  Gender and sport; Sport and Politics

Tammy Crawford, Ph.D.

Tammy Crawford

Sport in Higher Education; Student-Athlete Development; Sport Sociology

Scott Jedlicka, Ph.D.

Sport Governance; Sport Policy; Strategic Management

Chris Lebens, J.D.

Chris Lebens at Martin Stadium.

Sport Law; Risk Management; Intellectual Property; Event and Facility Management

Simon Ličen, Ph.D.


Communication and Sport; Sport and Society; International/Global Sport
Assistant Chair, Department of Educational Leadership & Sport Management

Yong Chae Rhee, Ph.D.

Sport Marketing; Sport Consumer Behavior; Research Methods

Adjunct Faculty

Linda Chalich

Academic Coordinator

Corrinna McGrath


Emeritus Faculty

Cathy Claussen, J.D.


Constitutional and Civil Rights Laws; Discrimination and First Amendment Issues in Sport

John Wong, Ph.D.


Organizational Theory and Behavior in Sport; Organizational Politics; Sport History