Sport Management Education Journal (SMEJ) promotes advancement of the body of knowledge in pedagogy as it relates to sport management education and disseminates knowledge about sport management courses, curricula, and teaching.
Sport Management Education Journal (SMEJ) promotes advancement of the body of knowledge in pedagogy as it relates to sport management education and disseminates knowledge about sport management courses, curricula, and teaching. This established annual journal, previously published by the North American Society for Sport Management, addresses a wide range of issues concerning graduate and undergraduate education in sport management. Topics of interest include curriculum planning, curriculum design, future employment requirements, trends and their impacts, course content, fieldwork, internships, experiential learning, teaching methods, accreditation, community education, and tenure and promotion. Manuscripts based on conceptual, philosophical, and empirical inquiry will be considered for publication.
In additional to articles that advance the body of knowledge in pedagogy as it relates to sport management education, SMEJ also includes a section in each issue devoted to the review of material that facilitates sport management education, including textbooks in common sport management concentrations and other areas. The most recent issue of SMEJ covered topics such as exchange programs in sport management, practitioners’ perceptions of student-intern skills, and the impact of an experience-based course for sport management students. The upcoming issues will include insightful articles on subjects such as student perceptions of career expectations in sport management, ethnographic projects in sport management curriculums, mentorship among doctoral students, and new approaches to improving decision making in the building and renovating of sport and recreation facilities.
SMEJ is also available in a digital format, providing online subscribers with the same authoritative content of the print edition but with additional advantages, including the ability to search entire issues in seconds and access to all back issues. The content of the online version of SMEJ is available weeks before the print version arrives by mail, and online subscribers can receive the table of contents of each issue by e-mail when a new issue has been published. The online format will also welcome the submission and use of digital media to better communicate ideas and information.
Mary A. Hums, PhD, is a professor of Sport Administration in the department of health and sport sciences at the University of Louisville. Dr. Hums' research interests focus on policy development in sport organizations, specifically regarding inclusion of people with disabilities, women, and racial and ethnic minorities into the management of sport. In addition to being a past president of SSLASPA, she is an active member of NASSM, EASM, AAHPERD, and the International Olympic Academy Participants’ Association. She received the Earle F. Ziegler Lecture Award from NASSM in 2009 and received an Erasmus Mundus Fellowship in Belgium in 2008. Hums coedited Principles and Practice of Sport Management and Women as Leaders in Sport: Impact and Influence and coauthored Profiles of Sport Industry Professionals, Governance and Policy in Sport Organizations, and Paralympic Sport: All Sports for All People. Her articles appear in Journal of Sport Management, Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Career Development, Journal of the International Council of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, International Journal of Sport Management, Recreation Sport Journal, and Women's Sport and Physical Activity Journal. She is a research fellow for the Northeastern University Center for Sport and Society's Disability in Sport Program and the Athletes for Human Rights Initiative, and she is a NASSM research fellow. She volunteered for the 1996 Atlanta and 2002 Salt Lake City Paralympic Games. In 2004, she lived in Athens, Greece, for five months, working both the Olympic (softball) and Paralympic (goalball) Games. Hums is a 1996 inductee into the Indiana ASA Softball Hall of Fame.
Damon P.S. Andrew, PhD, is a professor and dean at Troy University in the College of Health and Human Services. His academic credentials include an associate’s degree from Jefferson Davis Community College, a bachelor’s degree in physical education, a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of South Alabama, two additional master’s degrees in biomechanics and sport management from the University of Florida, and a PhD in sport administration from Florida State University.
Before assuming the decanal role at Troy University, Andrew directed University of Louisville’s doctoral program in sport administration and founded and directed a doctoral program in sport management at the University of Tennessee. He also taught at Florida State University, the University of Florida, and the University of South Alabama. His research has been supported by over $2.5 million in funding via 25 grants and contracts; it includes 53 manuscripts accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals and over 70 presentations at national and international conferences. His peer-reviewed publications appear in more than 20 scholarly journals, including the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, Sport Marketing Quarterly, International Journal of Sport Management, and the Sport Management Education Journal. Andrew currently serves as the associate editor for International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing and as an editorial board member of International Journal of Sport Management, Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, and Journal of Sport Administration & Supervision. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for more than 10 other scholarly outlets. He was elected by his peers to serve as member at large of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and as chief financial officer of the Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA).