SMRI Leadership

Director

Faculty Advisory Board

Graduate Student Leaders

 


Director

Dianna GrayDr. Dianna P. Gray

Dr. Dianna P. Gray received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, and had held faculty positions at Kent State and Indiana University. Her research and teaching areas include sport marketing, athlete involvement, management, and media relations, and she is published in a variety of trade and scholarly journals. The Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Force, Women's Basketball Coaches Association, and a number of National Governing Bodies are among the various sport organizations for which she has served as a consultant. Dr. Gray is also on the Advisory Board of the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators and has served as a sport management curriculum consultant.


Faculty Advisory Board

David StotlarDr. David Stotlar

Dr. David K. Stotlar has a Ed.D. from the University of Utah and serves as the Director of the School of Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Northern Colorado. He teaches on the faculty in the areas of sport management and sport marketing. He has had more than 70 articles published in professional journals and has written more than 40 textbooks and book chapters in sport marketing and management. During his career Dr. Stotlar has given over 200 presentations and workshops at national and international professional conferences. On several occasions, he has served as a consultant in sport management to various sport professionals, and in the area of sport marketing and sponsorship, to multinational corporations and international sport managers. Dr. Stotlar’s contribution to the profession includes serving as a Board Member and later as President of the North American Society for Sport Management. Dr. Stotlar was a member of the initial group of professionals inducted as NASSM Research Fellows. He is also a founding member of the Sport Marketing Association.

Linda SharpProfessor Linda A. Sharp, J.D.

Professor Sharp received her juris doctorate from Cleveland Marshall College of Law and practiced corporate law in Ohio for seven years. She then did doctoral study at Kent State University in the areas of Sport Management, Higher Education Administration and Sociology. She taught at Indiana University for seven years and is now in her twelfth year at the University of Northern Colorado. Professor Sharp has written a monograph entitled Sport Law for the National Organization of Legal Problems in Education (now Education Law Association). She has also co-authored a monograph entitled Camps on Campus. She has also contributed frequently to the journals Sport Marketing Quarterly and Athletic Business.

 

James GouldDr. James Gould

James Gould is an assistant professor in Recreation and Tourism. He earned his BIS and MS degrees from Georgia Southern University and his PhD from Clemson University. His interests include adventure special events, environmental ethics, and documentary film production. Gould’s research agenda includes the psychometric analysis of committed leisure behavior, the exploration of passive leisure consumption, and Olympic development.

James Gould developed the Serious Leisure Inventory and Measure (SLIM) to quantitatively assess the degree of commitment participants possess in specific leisure pursuits. Since its publication, the SLIM has been used for dissertation work among doctoral students in Taiwan, Australia, Canada, and the United States. Utilizing the newly developed measure, James Gould has worked with HawkWatch International in their efforts to predict and recruit citizen scientists necessary for the documentation of migratory patterns of birds of prey.

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Graduate Student Leaders

 

Eric HungenbergEric Hungenberg - Co-Director
Campus Box 39
Butler-Hancock 261F
Greeley, CO 80639
Office: (970) 381-4336
eric.hungenberg@unco.edu

Education
M.S., Sport Administration, University of Northern Colorado
B.A., Business Marketing, Colorado Christian University

 

K.C. Mayer Jr.K.C. Mayer, Jr. - Co-Director
Campus Box 39
Butler-Hancock 261F
Greeley, CO 80639
Office: (970) 351-2086
kurt.mayer@unco.edu

Education
M.S., Sport Administration, Mississippi State University, 2012
B.S., Sport Administration, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, 2010

 

Noni ZahariaNoni Zaharia - Co-Director
Campus Box 39
Butler-Hancock 261F
Greeley, CO 80639
Office: (970) 351-2086
noni.zaharia@unco.edu

Education
M.B.A., Athens University of Econimcs & Business (Greece), 2010
B.S., Management/Marketing, Romanian-American University (Romania), 2005

 

Graduate Research Assistants

 

Sean DalySean Daly
Assistant Professor & Director
Sport, Entertainment & Event Management
Johnson & Wales University

7150 Montview Blvd
Denver, CO 80220
Office: (303) 256-9552
sean.daly@jwu.edu

Education
M.Ed., Sport Management, Springfield College, 2003
B.Sc., Environmental Studies & Geography, Keene State College, 1999

Sean DalyKerry Fischer
Campus Box 38
Butler-Hancock 261E
Greeley, CO 80639
Office: (303) 256-9552
kerry.fischer@unco.edu

Education
M.S., Sport Management, Indiana University, 2013
B.A, Journalism, Kansas State University, 2006

 

Janet HowesJanet Howes
Campus Box 39
Butler-Hancock 261E
Greeley, CO 80639
Office: (970) 351-2054
janet.howes@unco.edu

Education
M.Ed., Integrated Studies, Cambridge College
B.A., Theatre Arts, Daemen College

 

Sean Daly

Lei Ouyang
Graduate School 2007F
Greeley, CO 80639
lei.ouyang@unco.edu

Education
M.S., Sport Management, Delaware State University, 2012
B.S., Sport Management, Shandong University (China), 2009

 

Emily MustEmily Must
Campus Box 39
Butler-Hancock 261E
Greeley, CO 80639
Office: (970) 351-2054
emily.must@unco.edu

Education
M.S., Sport Management, Barry University, 2012
M.B.A., Barry University, 2008
B.S., Exercise Science, Barry University, 2006

 

Erin PatchettErin Patchett
patc8284@bears.unco.edu

 

Education
M.A., Leisure Studies, University of Iowa, 2005
B.S., Exercise Science (Athletic Training), University of Iowa, 2003

 

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