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The Future of STHM: Dr. Jeremy Jordan Shares Vision on PHL Diversity Podcast

By Courtney Kubitza on June 21, 2018

Hear more on the Associate Dean’s vision for STHM during his interview for the PHL Diversity podcast. The School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management’s (STHM) Associate Dean, Dr. Jeremy Jordan, joins the PHL Diversity podcast to discuss his professional and academic background, and offers insights on future of the school and its programs. Appointed […]

STHM Bids Farewell to the Graduating Class of 2018

By on May 15, 2018

Dean M. Moshe Porat, Steve Korman and Raúl García toast to a successful future for the STHM class of 2018   Like most universities, graduation at Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) is an exciting time. But this year is very different. 2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of the school’s founding […]

Temple’s Community Impact Exceeds All Expectations

By on May 15, 2018

In just one week, Temple University raised more than $242,500 from 1,750+ donors during the 2018 Global Days of Service and Temple Toast!   As the 2018 spring semester draws to a close, Temple University is a busy place. Between graduates preparing to take the first steps into their future, prospective students touring campus and […]

Celebrating the Success of Tourism & Hospitality with National Travel & Tourism Week

By Courtney Kubitza on May 11, 2018

  The 2018 National Travel and Tourism Week celebrates 35 years with a reflection on past success helping to inspire a future with more income, jobs and opportunity.   National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is an annual tradition celebrating the contributions and accomplishments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. This year marks the […]

The Future of Esport

By Courtney Kubitza on May 15, 2018

Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management professors and esport pioneers explore the $1.48 billion industry at the school’s first esport conference. The Esports industry spans more than 4 decades, and with the evolution of technology and waverying economic climate, it has definitely seen its fair share of ups and downs. Today, esports is […]

Student Perspective: Data Analytics is Changing the Game

By on April 23, 2018

Data analytics is changing the structure of competitive professional sports both on and off the field. Utilizing data science and analytics to win games has caused an uproar amongst sport fans and spectators alike and there’s no doubt trend will continue to rise. Methods used to evaluate talented players and coaches have undergone a transformation.The […]

Creating a Culture of Equality in Hospitality: STHM Students Chart New Course

By on April 23, 2018

The true identity of any organization is created by its people. Diversity in ideas, values, and goals paired with a work environment of inclusiveness drives innovation and creates successful companies. In an industry dedicated to taking care of people and putting others first, the topic of diversity and inclusion is more important than ever for […]

4 Sport Marketing Tips You Need to Be Using Right Now

By on April 23, 2018

Finding new ways to cultivate, engage and retain fans for a 50-year-standing brand is a tall order when you consider challenges like generation gaps, constantly-changing technology and finding new ways to create more experiential value for customers. Shawn Tilger, Executive Vice President and COO of the Philadelphia Flyers, and Joe Heller, Philadelphia Flyers Vice President […]

Tyronne Stoudemire of Hyatt Hotels Corporation Visits STHM as an Executive in Residence

By on March 23, 2018

    “Giving back has always been my key to success,” Tyronne Stoudemire remarked after his presentation at Temple University as the first Executive in Residence of the spring semester. On February 13, 2018, Tyronne Stoudemire, Vice President of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Hyatt Worldwide, shared insight of his career with students at the […]

The Two STHM Students Behind Temple University’s First Sport Law Conference

By on March 16, 2018

When choosing their internship, Will Bubenik and Jordan Ohl wanted to combine their passion for sport with their future career interests: entrepreneurship and law. The two seniors at Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), teamed up to develop the symposium Game On: Sports and the Law where experts will cover hot […]

Saxbys Celebrates its Latest Experiential Learning Program at Temple University with Alumni-Filled Grand Opening

By on February 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Feb. 9, 2018) — Home-grown coffee and hospitality company, Saxbys, partnered with Temple University to bring its trailblazing Experiential Learning Program (ELP) to Temple’s Main Campus. In January, the company introduced a new ELP cafe in Speakman Hall, at the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), run exclusively under student management, […]

The Student C.E.O Behind Temple University’s Newest Saxbys Café

By on February 2, 2018

  Hospitality first, coffee second. That’s the mentality of Julia Maass, the Café Executive Officer (C.E.O.) in Saxbys’ newest addition to campus, and her team. Maass, a senior at Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), is the student C.E.O of the newest location by Philadelphia’s own coffee icon, Saxbys. The café, […]

STHM, Fox School professors available to discuss the Super Bowl

By STHM Public Relations on January 23, 2018

The Philadelphia Eagles are headed to the Super Bowl for the third time in franchise history. Experts from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) are available to discuss the following subjects relating to the Super Bowl. For interview requests, email Christopher A. Vito at cvito@temple.edu.   […]

Temple University’s STHM partners with Saxbys to open experiential-learning cafe

By Jamie Cann on January 17, 2018

Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) is bringing more than fresh coffee to Speakman Hall. It’s also offering experiential-learning opportunities to students from across the university. STHM’s ongoing partnership with Saxbys has brought the Philadelphia-based company’s trailblazing Experiential Learning Program (ELP) to Main Campus, with a new café opening this week […]

STHM Welcomes 50 Industry Partners to the 26th Annual Career Fair

By Alexa Vecchione on December 14, 2017

More than 400 students passed through Mitten Hall on November 15, 2017 for the 26th annual School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) Career Fair. Each year, the STHM Career Fair invites a wide network of partners from the sport, recreation, tourism and hospitality industries to interact with and recruit the best and brightest […]

Temple alumnus endows scholarship to support STHM students of financial need

By Jamie Cann on December 4, 2017

Temple University served as Brett Kratchman’s entrée into the food-and-beverage industry. Now the food distribution professional has committed to supporting future educational opportunities at his alma mater. The founder and chief executive officer of BK Specialty Foods, Kratchman has pledged $50,000 to Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). His gift, and […]

Research on Races Makes Funk a Winner

By Samantha Evangelista on November 17, 2017

Dr. Daniel Funk has made a significant mark on the field of sports management. Funk, the Washburn Senior Research Fellow in the School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management (STHM) and the director of the Sport Industry Research Center at Temple University, recently received the Earle F. Zeigler Award from the North American Society for […]

Dr. Donna Keren of NYC & Company Visits STHM as an Executive in Residence

By Alexa Vecchione on November 17, 2017

A native New Yorker at heart, Dr. Donna Keren has roots in Philadelphia. In the 1990s, she was a professor at Temple University in the anthropology department. Nearly 20 years later, Keren returned to an evolved campus to speak with students about her new career focus: travel and tourism research. As part of the Executive […]

Speakman Hall to Undergo a Major Facelift

By Geena Bevenour on November 17, 2017

Speakman Hall, the home of the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) at Temple University, is undergoing building-wide renovations. The project involves the re-cladding of Speakman Hall’s exterior, installing new windows and developing a grand entrance on the 13th street side of the building, which will also include greener landscaping. External projects are […]

STHM Alumni Association Celebrates Homecoming with Two Special Events

By on October 23, 2017

Alumni of the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) were out in full force for Temple University’s Homecoming — kicking off the weekend at a networking happy hour on Friday and gathering at the STHM Alumni Association tailgate prior to Saturday’s football game at Lincoln Financial Field. These events are part of the […]

Temple’s STHM recognizes Tom Shirley as 2017 Gallery of Success inductee

By Jamie Cann on October 23, 2017

There are no words to describe Tom Shirley’s first days on Temple University’s campus. That’s because very few words were spoken. The professor of the first course in which Shirley enrolled — “It was called psychoanalytical processes,” he recalled — said nothing to Shirley or his classmates for two consecutive days. On Monday, the instructor […]

STHM Alumni Recognized as the Next Generation of Tourism Leaders

By Alexa Vecchione on October 19, 2017

Five alumni of the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) at Temple University were among 14 individuals named innovators of Philadelphia’s booming tourism industry in Billy Penn’s “Who’s Next in Tourism.” The “Who’s Next” series highlights the most dynamic individuals under 40 shaping Philadelphia with the ultimate goal of identifying and tracking the […]

President and CEO of PHLCVB Kicks Off the First Executive in Residence of the 2017-18 Year

By Alexa Vecchione on October 9, 2017

“Folks, we’re gonna have some fun here,” John McNichol began as he moderated the first Executive in Residence of the semester. After a grueling speed round of questions, Julie Coker Graham caved under pressure and revealed the best university in Philadelphia: Temple University. On September 28, 2017, Julie Coker Graham, President and CEO of Philadelphia […]

Event-planning certificate at Temple named world’s best for fourth time in five years

By Jamie Cann on October 9, 2017

TThe title “best in the world” belongs to a program at Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). STHM’s Event Leadership Executive Certificate program received the 2017 Haas & Wilkerson Gold Pinnacle Award, recognizing it as the world’s best program of its kind. The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) unveiled the […]

STHM Students’ All-Access Pass to the Phillies

By on September 18, 2017

Philadelphia serves as a real-world classroom filled with opportunity for students at Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). And partnerships between STHM and industry are what make these experiences possible for students. The start of this academic year proved no different as new students dove head first into the city during […]

Temple University expert available to discuss Supreme Court case on New Jersey sports betting

By Jamie Cann on September 18, 2017

Next month, the United States Supreme Court will determine the future of sports betting in New Jersey. Dr. Joseph Mahan, from Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), is available for interview on this subject. He is an associate professor and chair of STHM’s Sport and Recreation Management department. New Jersey officials […]

Is Japan Launching its Own NCAA?

By Elliott Sharp on August 30, 2017

Japan is exploring the possibility of organizing a collegiate athletics association similar to the NCAA. Mark Emmert, the NCAA president, is currently in Tokyo meeting with representatives from Japan’s government and sports industry, as well as with nearly two dozen university presidents, to discuss the prospect. Jeremy Jordan and Daniel Funk—the School of Sport, Tourism, […]

STHM graduate student’s research project: Nationwide, baseball-stadium roadtrip

By Jamie Cann on August 23, 2017

Andy Sturt began his summer by playing softball in Philadelphia rec league. He’s ending it with a nationwide tour of Major League Baseball stadiums. A graduate student from Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), Sturt is visiting ballparks around the country as part of his capstone research project. Sturt’s research proposal: […]

Temple University PhD graduate wins international research award

By Jamie Cann on July 24, 2017

Jason Stienmetz has had an interest in digital visitor experiences, and using big data to quantify user tourism behavior, for more than a decade. Recently, that interest led to an international research award. Stienmetz is a graduate of Temple University’s PhD program in Business Administration with a concentration in Tourism and Sport. His work earned […]

STHM earns top-10 national ranking for tourism and hospitality management research output

By on July 20, 2017

Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) ranks among the nation’s top-10 producers of faculty-authored research. STHM has been ranked No. 5 nationally and No. 13 worldwide in tourism and hospitality management research for a four-year period from 2011-2015, according to the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy (SRC). The SRC is the official publisher of […]

Temple’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management enters partnership with sport industry leader Turnkey Intelligence

By on July 17, 2017

Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) has partnered with Turnkey Intelligence to provide one-of-a-kind externship opportunities each year for its graduate students. STHM’s nationally ranked Master of Science program in Sport Business will place two students — one for the fall and spring semesters, respectively — within Turnkey’s headquarters in Haddonfield, […]

Dr. Jeremy Jordan Appointed as Associate Dean of STHM

By STHM Public Relations on July 1, 2017

We are excited to announce Dr. Jeremy Jordan has been named Associate Dean of STHM.

STHM’s MS in Sport Business earns another top-10

By Jamie Cann on July 3, 2017

For the second straight year, a graduate degree program at Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) has been considered one the best of its kind in the world. STHM’s Master of Science degree program in Sport Business jumped two spots in SportBusiness International’s rankings to reach No. 7 among its North […]

STHM alumnae enjoy front-row seat to NCAA national championship

By Jamie Cann on April 25, 2017

For Cynthia Jordan and Ari Moore, winning a national championship has always been the goal. It’s just that neither figured they would require 17 years to accomplish it. The Temple University alumnae celebrated an NCAA women’s basketball championship in early April, as staff members of head coach Dawn Staley’s team at the University of South […]

NCAA Vice President of Enforcement speaks with STHM students as Executive in Residence

By Jamie Cann on April 19, 2017

Jon Duncan is not the bad guy. As the NCAA’s Vice President of Enforcement, Duncan does not write the association’s bylaws or issue its penalties. He does not target select institutions, or operate in secrecy. In a way, he said, he’s like a soccer referee. Duncan used that analogy during his presentation at Temple University, […]

Temple, STHM Host Inaugural American Athletic Conference Academic Consortium Symposium

By Jamie Cann on April 13, 2017

Leaders from the American Athletic Conference and its 12 member institutions participated in the Conference’s Academic Consortium Symposium on March 23-24. The Symposium, held at Philadelphia’s Hilton Penn’s Landing Hotel, brought together conference athletic and academic leaders as well as student-athletes. The two-day event focused on student well-being, and featured panel discussions involving mental health, […]

Longwoods International founder visits STHM as Executive in Residence

By Jamie Cann on April 6, 2017

A destination marketing strategy comprises more than flashy photography on a billboard, or words in a full-page magazine advertisement. It delves into unlocking consumers’ emotions, and cravings for excitement and escape. “That’s what we do best,” said Bill Siegel, during his March 29 visit to Temple University. Siegel, the CEO of Longwoods International, spoke with […]

Dr. Jeremy Jordan Named Associate Dean of STHM

By on July 12, 2017

After a thorough search, Dr. Jeremy Jordan assumed the role of Associate Dean of Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), as of July 1, 2017. Jordan has a long history with STHM, joining the faculty in 2008 and taking on a variety of positions within the school. In addition to being […]

Major League Baseball welcomes two STHM undergrads at national sabermetrics conference

By Jamie Cann on March 31, 2017

Two undergraduate students from Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) stepped up to the plate at a national conference in partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB). Junior Madelyn McDonnell and freshman Anika Singh represented STHM at the sixth-annual Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. The three-day […]

Jordan Brand Executive Larry Miller Visits STHM as Executive in Residence

By Jamie Cann on March 28, 2017

On occasion, Larry Miller’s office phone rings — and on the other line is Michael Jordan. You know… His Airness. MJ. The G.O.A.T. (or Greatest of All Time). “Actually, calls from him are pretty standard in my line of work,” Miller said. Miller serves as President of Jordan Brand. He’s responsible for elevating the brand […]