Sport Management Doctoral Program

Doctoral Graduates


Andrea N. Geurin
Matthew Blaszka
Lauren Burch
Wanyong Choi
Jinwook Jason Chung
Galen Clavio
Liz Gregg
Evan Frederick
Ryan Brewer
Hansol Hwang
Anastasios Kaburakis
Charles Jones
Dae Yeon Kim
Minkyo Lee
Woo Young Lee
Tywan Martin
Coyte Cooper
Jacqueline Lee
Ju Young Lee
Sanghak Lee
Namhun Lim
Alexandria Pantaleoni
Chris Reynolds
Isabell  Mills
Katie Shea
Chase Smith
David Pierce
Erianne Allen-Weight
Erin L. McNary
Patrick M. Kraft
Ryan Rodenberg
Geoffre Sherman
Young Ik Suh
Greg Jensen
Sang Keon Yoo
Juha Loon
Antonio Williams
Won-Youl Bae
Chad Witkemper
Cara Wright
Matthew Zimmerman
Ryan Vooris
Ben Wright

Andrea Geurin, Ph.D.

Photo of Dr. Andrea EaglemanResearch Areas: Portrayals of athletes of differing gender, race, and nationality in all forms of media; The utilization of new media by sport organizations and athletes.

Dissertation Title: Investigating agenda-setting and framing in sport magazines: An analysis of the coverage of Major League Baseball players from 2000 through 2007

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Email:   andrea.geurin@nyu.edu

Current Employment: New York University School of Professional Studies

Bio:  Andrea Guerin Faculty Page


Matthew Blaszka, Ph.D.

Photo of Matthew BlaszkaResearch Areas: Social media usage patterns by athletes, teams, and events; Athlete brand personality on Twitter.

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Patrick Walsh

Email:  matthew.blaszka@indstate.edu

Current Employment:   Indiana State University

Bio:  Matthew Blaszka Faculty Page


Lauren Burch, Ph.D.

Lauren BurchProgram of Study Chair: Galen Clavio, Ph.D.

Research Areas: Media effects, Online and Social Media, Media Portrayals of Athletes

Email: lmburch@iupuc.edu

Current Employment: IUPUC

Bio:  Lauren Burch IUPUC Page 

 


Wanyong Choi, Ph.D.

Photo of Wanyohng ChoiResearch Interests: Sport Information Management, Sport Branding.

Program of Study Chair: Dr. Antonio Williams

E-mailchoiw@marshall.edu

Current Employment:  Department of Sport Management, Marshall University

Bio:  Wanyong Choi Faculty Page    (scroll down to find information


Jinwook Jason Chung, Ph.D.

Jinwook Jason ChungResearch Areas: eWOM; Sport media; Online consumer behavior; Consumer psychology (advertising) 

Program of Study Chair: Dr. Choong Hoon Lim

Email: chungj@winthrop.edu

Current Employment:  Winthrop University

Bio:  Jinwook Jason Chung Faculty Page



Galen Clavio, Ph.D.

Galen ClavioResearch Areas: Sport Communication, Sport Marketing

Dissertation Title: Uses and Gratifications of Internet Collegiate Sport Message Board Users

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Email: gclavio2@indiana.edu

Current Employment:  Indiana University

Bio:  Galen Clavio Faculty Page


Liz Gregg, Ph.D.

Liz GreggResearch: Issues in intercollegiate athletics, sport history, and branding

Dissertation Title: A History of Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics at Indiana University: 1965-2001 

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Lawrence W. Fielding

Email: liz.gregg@unf.edu

Current Employment:  University of North Florida

Bio:  Liz Gregg Faculty Page

 


Evan Frederick, Ph.D.

Evan FrederickResearch Interests: New Media and Consumer Interaction

Advisor: Dr. Choong Hoon Lim

Email: elfred03@louisville.edu

Current Employment:  University of Louisville 

Bio:  Evan Frederick Faculty Page

 


Ryan Brewer, Ph.D.

Ryan BrewerResearch Area: Confluence of Image, Competition, and Value

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Email: rybrewer@iupuc.edu

Current Employment:  IUPUC

Bio:  Ryan Brewer Faculty Page


Hansol Hwang, Ph.D.

Photo of Hansol HwangResearch Areas: Marketing; Sponsorship; Brand Extension

Program of Study Chair: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Current Employment:  Myongi University (English version; best if opened with Internet Explorer)


 

 


Anastasios Kaburakis, Ph.D.

Anastasios KaburakisResearch Areas: Sport Law and Policy, NCAA Compliance, International Sport Governance, Strategic Management Dissertation Title: NCAA DI Amateurism and International Prospective Student-Athletes - The professionalization threshold

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Lawrence W. Fielding

Email:  tassos.kaburakis@slu.edu

Current Employment:  St. Louis University

Bio:  Kaburakis.com


Charles Jones, Ph.D.


Charles Jones photoDissertation Chair: Dr. Kevin K. Byon

Email:  JONESCW1@mail.etsu.edu

Current Employment:   East Tennessee State University

Bio:  Charles Jones Faculty Page

 


Dae Yeon Kim, Ph.D.

Photo of Dae Yeon KimResearch Interests: Branding strategies and consumer behavior; Sport media and advertising; Corporate social responsibility and relationship management

Program of Study Chair: Dr. Antonio Williams

Email: kimdae@indiana.edu 

Current Employment:  University of Central Missouri

Bio:  Faculty Page (Scroll down page to find Dae Yeon Kim.)   


 Minkyo Lee, Ph.D.

Photo of Minkyo Lee.Research Areas: Sport communication; Sport consumer behavior; Sport consumer psychology

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Email: lmg1133@indiana.edu

Current Employment:  Indiana University

Bio:  Minkylee.com

 


Woo Young Lee, Ph.D.

Woo Young LeeResearch areas: marketing of risky sports, fantasy sports league, sport media (advertising), consumer psychology

Dissertation Title: The moderating role of sport service type on the relationship between ad message type, service trial promotion, and consumers’ responses to the advertisements

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Choong Hoon Lim

Email: wylee@ucmo.edu

Current Employment: University of Central Missouri

Bio:    Faculty Page (Scroll down page to find Woo Young Lee.)   


Tywan Martin, Ph.D.

Tywan MartinResearch Areas: The influence of media messages on consumer behavior; The role of brand perception on fan behavior

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Email:  t.martin@miami.edu

Current Employment:  University of Miami, School of Education & Human Development

Bio:   Tywan Martin Faculty Page


Coyte Cooper, Ph.D.

Coyte CooperResearch Areas: Issues in intercollegiate athletics (Emphasis: nonrevenue sport programs); Strategies to save college wrestling programs; Leadership development in academic and athletic settings

Dissertation Title: An Analysis of Intercollegiate Athletic Website Coverage Across Multiple Divisions

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Courses Taught: Sport Economics/Finance, Sport Marketing, Sport & Event Management; Research Methods

Email: coytecooper@gmail.com

Bio:  Coyte Cooper


Jacqueline Lee, Ph.D.

Photo of Jacqueline Lee, Doctoral Student in Sports Marketing and ManagementResearch Area: Image communication, impression management in sport

Program of Study Chair: Dr. Gary Sailes


 


Ju Young Lee, Ph.D.

Ju Young Lee photoDissertation title: Analysis of Professional Athletes’ Twitter Profile Photographs

Dissertation Chair: 
Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Email: 
lee432@indiana.edu 

 


Sanghak Lee, Ph.D.

Sanghak LeeResearch Areas: Sport marketing; Sponsorship; Endorsement; Pricing; Service marketing; Auto racing

Dissertation Title: Influence of brand exposure frequency and sport involvement on sport sponsorship effects: An examination of mere exposure

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Email: sangkak.lee@kau.ac.kr

Current Employment:  Korea Aerospace University (English version)

Bio:  Sanghak Lee Faculty Page   


Namhun Lim, Ph.D.

Photo of Namhun LimResearch Areas: Sport economics; Sport finance

Program of Study Chair: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Email:  nlim@indiana.edu

Current Employment:  Indiana University  

 

 


Alexandria Pantaleoni, Ph.D.

Alexandria PantaleoniResearch Area: Social Media effects on athlete/fan interaction

Program of Study Chair: Dr. Galen E. Clavio

Email: alpantal@indiana.edu

Current Employment:  NextGen Global Resources, LLC

Bio:  Alexandria Pantaleoni on LinkedIn 

 


Chris Reynolds, Ph.D.

Chris ReynoldsProgram of Study Chair: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Research Area: Sports Law

Email: kbothast@bradley.edu

Current Employment:  Bradley University

Bio:  Chris Reynolds Page

 


Isabell Mills, Ph.D.

Isabell RhenwrickResearch Areas: Consumer Behavior and the College Experience (Comparing various facets of Division I and Division II athletics)

Dissertation Title: Branding in campus recreational sport: An examination of brand association and brand personality

Program of Study Chair: Dr. Antonio Williams

Email: millsi@uindy.edu

Current Employment:  University of Indianapolis

Bio:  Isabell Mills  Faculty Page  (Scroll down the page to find Isabell Mills.)


Katie Shea, Ph.D.

Katie SheaProgram of Study Chair: Dr. Lawrence W. Fielding

Research Area: Public Management, Policy, Program Evaluation

Email: kshea01@fisher.edu

Current Employment:  Fisher College

Bio:  Katie Shea Faculty Page


Chase Smith, Ph.D.

Photo of Chase SmithResearch Areas: Factors influencing the gender and racial inequalities that exist within collegiate and professional sports in America.

Program of Study Chair: Dr. Gary Sailes

Email:  cmsmith1@usi.edu

Current Employment:  University of Southern Indiana

Bio:  Chase Smith Faculty Page


David Pierce, Ph.D.

David PierceResearch Areas: Sport sales; sport management student career choice; volunteer management

Dissertation Title: Applying Amateurism in the Global Sports Arena: Trend Analysis of NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Cases Involving Amateurism Violations

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Lawrence W. Fielding

Email:  dpierce3@iupui.edu

Current Employment:  IUPUI

Bio:  David Pierce Faculty Page 


Erianne Allen-Weight, Ph.D.

Erianne WeightResearch Areas: The value of intercollegiate athletic participation, non-revenue intercollegiate team fortification, Title IX, and the entrepreneurial role of a coach.

Dissertation: Entrepreneurship—A coaching strategy to sustain division I-A non-revenue sport vitality

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Lawrence W. Fielding

Email: eweight@email.unc.edu

Current Employment:  Department of Exericse and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bio: Erianne Allen-Weight Faculty Page


Erin L. McNary, Ph.D.

Erin McNaryResearch Areas: Sport Management, Sport Marketing, Sport Communication, Youth Sport, Social Issues in Sport, Sport Management Teaching and Learning

Dissertation Title: Using the Social Cognitive Theory of Mass Communication: An examination of article and photographic content of a youth sport magazine from 1989-2008

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Email:  elm134@miami.edu

Current Employment:   University of Miami, School of Education & Human Development

Bio: Erin L. McNary Faculty Page


Patrick M. Kraft, Ph.D.

Patrick KraftResearch Areas: brand development, brand equity, marketing and sponsorship.

Dissertation Title: The Development of the sport brand in the 21st century

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kimberly Miloch

Email: patrick.kraft@temple.edu

Current Employment:  Temple University

Bio:  Patrick M. Kraft Page  


Ryan Rodenberg, Ph.D.

Ryan RodenbergResearch Area: Sports Law

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Lawrence W. Fielding

Email:  rrodenberg@fsu.edu

Current Employment:  Florida State University, College of Education

Bio:   Ryan Rodenberg Faculty Page


Geoffre Sherman, Ph.D.

Geoffre SheranResearch Areas: sport management, sports information, sports law

Dissertation Title: Ensuring its existence: the NCAA as a cartel

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Lawrence W. Fielding

Email: gsherman@marian.edu

Current Employment:  Marian University



Young Ik Suh, Ph.D.

Young Ik SuhResearch Areas: New Media, Consumer Behavior, Fantasy Sports, Sports Video Games, Service Quality

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Email: ysuh@westga.edu

Current Employment:  University of West Georgia

Bio:  Young Ik Suh Faculty Page 

 


Greg Jensen, Ph.D.

Greg JensenResearch Areas: The sport agent and athlete relationship; The financial impact of sport on the economy.

Dissertation Title: In Whose Best Interest: Sports agents and limited disclosures.

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Lawrence W. Fielding

Email:  gqj@tsquaredpartners.com

Current Employment:  Quest Energy

Bio:   Greg Jensen on Linkedin


Sang Keon Yoo, Ph.D.

Sang Keon YooResearch Areas: Sport communication; Sport public relations; Sport ethics; Multi-cultural issues in sport; Globalization

Dissertation Title: Finding a breakthrough in a newsroom labyrinth: Investigating the work routines, professional challenges, and future strategies of Korean newspaper sports journalists

Program of Study Chair: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Email: sangkeon@gmail.com

Current Employment: Sangmyung University


Juha Yoon, Ph.D.

Photo of Juha YoonResearch Areas: Sport Communication; Sport Consumer Behavior; The Olympics (Youth Olympic Games, Winter Olympic Games, etc.)

Program of Study Chair: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Email: juhayoon@indiana.edu

Current Employment:  Indiana University 

 


Antonio Williams, Ph.D.

Antonio WilliamsResearch Areas: Fitness Marketing, Brand Management, Advertising and Consumption through Video Gaming

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Email: aw22@indiana.edu

Current Employment:  Indiana University

Bio:  Antonio Williams Faculty Page

 


Won-Youl Bae, Ph.D.

Photo of Dr. Won-Yul Bae.Research Areas: Sport marketing, sponsorship, social network service and sport agency

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Email:    wbae@ithaca.edu

Current Employment:  Ithaca College

Bio:  Won-Youl Bae Faculty Page 

 


Cara Wright, Ph.D.

Cara WrightProgram of Study Chair: Dr. Paul M. Pedersen

Research Areas: Sociological and Marketing Aspects of Women’s Sports

Email:  cwright@acclippers.com

Current Employment: Agua Caliente Clippers

Bio:   Cara Wright on Front Office Page

 


Chad Witkemper, Ph.D.

Chad WitkemperResearch Interest: Generation gap management in sport organizations, strength based leadership styles in sport, Social media consumer behavior

Program of Study Chair: Dr. Choong Hoon Lim

Email: chad.witkemper@indstate.edu

Current Employment:  Indiana State University

Bio:  Chad Witkemper Faculty Page


Matthew Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Matthew ZimmermanResearch Interests: New and Social Media effects on fan/sports organization relationships

Program of Study Chair: Dr. Galen E. Clavio

Email:   mz319@msstate.edu

Current Employment:  Mississippi State University, Department of Kinesiology

Bio:  Matthew Zimmerman Faculty Page

 


Ryan Vooris, Ph.D.

Photo of Ryan VoorisResearch Areas: Social media; Online disinhibition; Relationship marketing on social media; Sport history

Program of Study Chair: Dr. Galen Clavio

Emailryan.vooris@cortland.edu

Current Employment:  SUNY Cortland

Bio: Ryan Vooris Faculty Page


Ben Wright, Ph.D.

Photo of Ben WrightResearch Areas: Business and marketing theory implications in the sport industry; Branding strategies; Fitness marketing.

Program of Study Chair: Dr. Antonio Williams

Email:bwright@american.edu

Current Employment:  American University

Bio:  Ben Wright Faculty Page