Faculty

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

High expectations of Chinese tourists unmet during visit to U.S., according to STHM researcher’s findings

By Lora Strum on March 21, 2016

Chinese outbound tourism is a hot market. It’s one that United States tourism and hospitality services have actively sought in the past eight years, luring 2.19 million travelers as of 2014. For Dr. Xiang (Robert) Li, Professor and Washburn Senior Research Fellow at Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), decoding how this […]

STHM professor to receive service award from North American Society for Sport Management

By Lora Strum on January 26, 2016

Dr. Aubrey Kent, Chair of Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) and founding director of Temple’s Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC), is the winner of the 2016 North American Society for Sport Management Garth Paton Distinguished Service Award. The award, the highest service honor within NASSM, recognizes a member with outstanding dedication […]

STHM Alumni Awards Dinner - 2014

By STHM Public Relations on March 10, 2015