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, tenure, and promotion. Manuscripts based on conceptual, philosophical, and empirical inquiry will be considered for publication.
In addition to articles that advance the body of knowledge in pedagogy as it relates to sport management education, SMEJ includes a section 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 includes articles on the changing climate of the sport management academic job market, the career expectations of sport management doctoral students, job transition and socialization of new employees in sport administration, mentoring functions in the sport management academy, and sport management accreditation. Some of the subjects that future issues will touch on are applying intergroup contact theory to the sport management classroom and factors influencing student selection of a sport management major from a consumer-oriented perspective.
Also coming to SMEJ is a new section called Pedagogical Innovations. In an effort to encourage growth in the exchange of pedagogical practices in sport management, this section will solicit contributions that will aid SMEJ readers in an expressly practical manner. These submissions will address the everyday needs of sport management educators and industry professionals in search of ideas that can be put to use immediately.
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 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.
Damon P.S. Andrew, PhD, serves as the Dean E.B. "Ted" Robert Endowed Professor and dean of the College of Human Sciences and Education at Louisiana State University. He earned an associate’s degree from Jefferson Davis Community College, a bachelor’s degree in physical education and 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. He recently completed postgraduate certificates in higher education administration from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education and Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education and Human Development. Dr. Andrew’s scholarly productivity has included a research methods textbook; 26 funded grants and contracts; over 110 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, proceedings, and book chapters; and over 75 presentations at national and international conferences. He is the editor of both the Sport Management Education Journal and Journal of Applied Sport Management as well as the associate editor of the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, and he serves on six other editorial boards. Dr. Andrew directed the University of Louisville’s doctoral program in sport administration from 2004 to 2006 and founded and directed a doctoral program in sport management at the University of Tennessee before serving as the dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Troy University from 2008 to 2013. He has been named a distinguished alumnus of both the University of South Alabama and the University of Florida, and his administrative efforts have been recognized nationally through two awards: the 2011 American Association of University Administrators Emerging Leader Award and the 2012 National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education Distinguished Administrator Award.