Bio

The Basics:

  • AG_handstandBorn & raised in a small town in Southern Indiana, but have lived all over since then (Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, New Zealand, Australia, Philadelphia, New York, London)
  • Three-time graduate of Indiana University (B.A. in Journalism; M.S. in Sport Management & Athletic Administration; Ph.D. in Sport Management)
  • Traveler (22 countries down; many, many more to go)
  • Distance runner (8x marathoner and currently training for the 2020 Paris Marathon)
  • Former gymnast who still loves to flip
  • Practicer of Yin yoga
  • Cat & animal lover
  • Political junkie
  • Nonfiction reader
  • Wine enthusiast
  • Strong advocate for equality for all

Honours/Awards:

  • Outstanding Alumnus Award, Mt. Vernon Senior High School, 2019
    • Invited to serve as the commencement speaker at my high school’s graduation. Below is a video of the speech:

  • Invited to serve as a Visiting Research Scholar at Texas A&M University, October 2017
  • North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Research Fellow Award, 2015
  • M-Club Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, Individual Athlete (Cross Country, Track & Field, Cheerleading), Mt. Vernon Senior High School, 2013
  • IUPUI Athletic Department Favorite Professor Award – Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012
  • Indiana University Student Alumni Association (SAA) Student Choice Award Nominee, Outstanding Faculty Member, 2008
  • Founder’s Day Honoree – Indiana University, 2002

Professional History:

Reader in Sport Business, Loughborough University London, Institute for Sport Business, London, UK; June 2019 – Present.

Academic Director for Graduate Programs, New York University, Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport, New York, NY; June 2018 – June 2019.

Interim Academic Director, New York University, Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport, New York, NY; December 2017 – June 2018.

Clinical Associate Professor, New York University, Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport, New York, NY; September 2016 – June 2019.

Senior Lecturer of Sport Management, Griffith University, Griffith Business School, Brisbane, Australia; July 2014 – July 2016.

Senior Lecturer of Sport Management, Massey University, School of Sport & Exercise, Palmerston North, New Zealand; January 2013 – July 2014.

Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Department of Kinesiology, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; August 2010 – January 2013.

Lecturer of Sport Management, Director of Undergraduate Sport Marketing and Management Program, and Coordinator of Associate Instructors, Indiana University, Department of Kinesiology, Bloomington, Indiana, USA; August 2009 – August 2010.

Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Saint Mary’s College of California, Department of Graduate Business and Department of Kinesiology, Moraga, California, USA; July 2008 – July 2009.

Associate Instructor of Sport Marketing and Management, Indiana University, Department of Kinesiology, Bloomington, Indiana, USA; August 2006 – May 2008.

Adjunct Faculty Member, Ivy Tech Community College, Department of Kinesiology, Bloomington, Indiana, USA; January 2006 – May 2006.

Adjunct Faculty Member, Columbia College Chicago, Department of Marketing Communication, Chicago, Illinois, USA; August 2004 – May 2005.

Public Relations & Marketing Manager, Lehman Racing, Chicago, Illinois, USA; 2003 – 2005.

Communications Assistant, USA Gymnastics, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; 2001 – 2002.

Account Executive, Greek Telephone Directory, Bloomington, Indiana, USA; 2001.

Marketing Intern, USA Track & Field, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Summer 2000.

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