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Profiles of Sport Industry Professionals: The People Who Make the Games Happen

Author(s): Matthew Robinson, MS, EdD, University of Delaware, Delaware
Mary Hums, PhD, Professor, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
R. Brian Crow, MBA, EdD, Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania
Dennis Phillips, MS, DPE, University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi
  • ISBN-13: 9780834217966
  • ISBN-10:0834217961
  • Paperback    485 pages      © 2001
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The sports field is becoming increasingly complex and multifaceted, and sports is big business. How is a student with an interest in sports to decide what direction to explore, and which careers might be best suited to his or her interests? This text helps answer such questions by profiling a number of individuals who are professionals in the sport management industry. Students will learn how their careers evolved, how they prepared, and what their failures and successes have been. The editors of this unique text compiled interviews of a sport agent, high school athletic director, sport attorney, fitness trainer, ice rink manager, reporter, and many more. The professionals featured represent a wide variety of disciplines within the field of sport management, ranging from high school and college sports to international athletics; from sporting goods stores to teaching and research; plus professional sports, recreation, public relations, law, marketing, sport government, and event management. This is the most comprehensive sport career book available, and a valuable reference for professors and students alike.
Contents: High School Sport * College Athletics * International Sport * Legal Aspects of Sport * Professional Sport * Facility Management * Event Management * Public Relations * Sport Communications * Sporting Goods and Licensed Products * Health and Fitness * Recreational Sport * Sport Communications * Academic * Sport Marketing * Sport Governance

Matthew Robinson, MS, EdD-University of Delaware, Delaware

Research Interests

  • Job Satisfaction of Intercollegiate Directors of Athletics
  • Motivations of Donors to Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Motivations of Spectators: Specifically Professional Golf Events and Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Public Relations Practices of Intercollegiate Athletic Departments


  • Ed.D., Temple University, 1995
  • M.S., Western Maryland College, 1992
  • B.A., York College of Pennsylvania, 1986

Professional Experience

  • 2001- present, Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Sciences
  • 2000-2001 Associate Professor of Sport Management, Coordinator of Sport Management Program, Acting Coordinator of Recreation Program, York College of Pennsylvania
  • 1998-2000 Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Coordinator of Sport Management Program, York College of Pennsylvania
  • 1994-1998, Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales.
  • 1989-1994, Varsity Soccer Coach, Western Maryland College

Mary Hums, PhD-Professor, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Mary A. Hums, Ph.D.  is an Associate Professor in the Sport Administration Program at the University of Louisville. She holds a Ph.D. in Sport Management from Ohio State University, an M.A. in Athletic Administration as well as an M.B.A. from the University of Iowa, and a B.B.A. in Management from the University of Notre Dame.

In addition to being a Past President of the Society for the Study of Legal Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity (SSLASPA), she is an active member of:

  • The North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)
  • The European Association of Sport Management (EASM)
  • The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD)
  • The International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE)
  • The National Intramural and Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA)

Prior to the University of Louisville, Hums served on the Sport Management faculty at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, directed the Sport Management Program at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, and was Athletic Director at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute, IN.

R. Brian Crow, MBA, EdD-Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania

Dennis Phillips, MS, DPE-University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi

D.P.E., Springfield College, 1990

M.S., Whitworth College, 1976
B.A., B.S., Pacific Lutheran University, 1973

Graduate Coordinator
Associate Professor Coaching and Sport Administration

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