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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 STHM 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 Christopher Vito 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 Christopher Vito 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 STHM 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 Christopher Vito 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 Christopher Vito 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 Christopher Vito 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 STHM 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 STHM 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 M. Moshe Porat, Dean 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 Christopher Vito 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 Christopher Vito 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 Christopher Vito 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 Christopher Vito 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 Christopher Vito 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 STHM 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 Christopher Vito 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 Christopher Vito 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 […]

Philanthropy panelists to Temple students: ‘Work not only to be successful, but to be of value’

By Carine Lavache on March 21, 2017

It always feels good to give back. But can a career path be forged out of philanthropy? Recent graduates of Temple University sought to answer that question as participants in a Philanthropy Panel of Professionals, held Feb. 17 at Alter Hall. Moderated by Temple alumna Cherri Gregg, the community affairs reporter for KYW Newsradio 1060, […]

David Mondress chosen as STHM’s Gallery of Success honoree

By Christopher Vito on October 5, 2016

David Mondress, M.Ed ‘92, is the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management’s 2016 honoree for Temple University’s Gallery of Success.

U.S. Travel Association CEO and President visits STHM

By Christopher Vito on February 16, 2017

Only a few minutes into his presentation, Roger Dow cued up a video. The words “Dearly departed vacation days” scrolled across the screen, drawing a chuckle from Temple University students. “I’ll admit – our video is funny,” said Dow. “But its message is anything but.” Dow is President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association […]

STHM awards Marie Baker Brown Scholarship to two students

By Christopher Vito on December 5, 2016

Two students from Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management have been chosen as the 2016 recipients of the Marie Baker Brown Scholarship.

STHM alumnus reaches Marriott headquarters

By Kylie Winkler on October 31, 2016

From weather reports to industry trends, Sean Nealis knows that even the most-subtle changes can shift business in the hotel industry.

Three students represent STHM at NCAA careers forum

By Christopher Vito on June 23, 2016

Three students traveled to Indianapolis to represent Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management (STHM) at a national conference geared toward the professional development of collegiate student-athletes.

As interns, two STHM students help to organize 2016 DNC

By Christopher Vito on June 23, 2016

The recent alumnae of Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management (STHM) served senior-year internships with Host Committee.

Temple University alumnus Harith Wickrema endows $100,000 scholarship to support sustainable tourism

By Christopher Vito on November 15, 2016

Harith Wickrema, a graduate of Temple University’s Fox School of Business, has contributed more than $100,000 toward the creation of the Harith Wickrema Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Management Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Whistle Sports Network executive visits STHM as Executive in Residence

By Christopher Vito on December 9, 2016

There was a time when sports fans watched professional athletes on television to identify “the coolness factor,” said Brian Selander. Selander, the executive vice president of the Whistle Sports Network, admitted that he was not immune to this phenomenon in his youth. He grew up in the New York-New Jersey media market, where the NBA’s […]

STHM student selected for exclusive Manhattan Sport Business Academy

By Christopher Vito on October 19, 2016

Will Bubenik spent a majority of his summer living in New York City, touring historic venues, and meeting high-profile executives in his eventual line of work. He has a spontaneous Google search to thank for it.

STHM alum excelling in event-management role at Binghamton Zoo

By Lora Strum on April 15, 2016

Toby Rice counts red pandas, river otters, and howler monkeys among his clients.

STHM professor wins Best Paper Award for research into daily fantasy sports

By Christopher Vito on December 1, 2016

Daily fantasy sports are far from a get-rich-quick strategy. In 2015, 1.3 percent of daily fantasy baseball participants claimed more than 90 percent of the winnings, according to a study by management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. So in the absence of competitive balance, why do 60 million Americans engage in daily fantasy sports? A […]

STHM senior shaping Philadelphia youth through sport of rowing

By Kylie Winkler on October 31, 2016

Imani Johnson viewed her junior internship as more than just fulfilling credits; she made a difference in children’s lives.

For fifth time in six years, Temple PhD student in Tourism and Sport wins national research competition

By Lora Strum on October 14, 2016

The national reputation of Temple University’s PhD program in Business Administration with a concentration in Tourism and Sport continues to flourish.

Sport Marketing Association elects STHM’s Drayer as President

By Christopher Vito on January 2, 2017

Dr. Joris Drayer, from Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) has been elected to a prominent three-year leadership term with the Sport Marketing Association (SMA).

STHM professor links early-stage branding to expansion team loyalty

By Kylie Winkler on November 15, 2016

Few entities worldwide conjure emotions quite like sports teams. Fans stand by their teams through every sweet victory and every crushing defeat. But how is it that expansion sports franchises successfully build such loyal fanbases before even playing a game? That question sparked the research of Dr. Thilo Kunkel. The German-born, Australian-educated professor at Temple […]