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Sport marketing expert Daniel C. Funk named Sport Marketing Quarterly editor
Temple University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) Professor Daniel C. Funk has been appointed editor of the academic journal Sport Marketing Quarterly (SMQ), which publishes sport marketing research for academicians and practicing professionals.
Funk, a professor of sport and recreation management, is a Washburn Senior Research Fellow and director for research and PhD programs in STHM. He is a member of Temple's Sport Industry Research Center. Funk also holds an adjunct appointment as the professor of sport marketing in the Griffith Business School at Griffith University in Australia.
Funk has written a refereed scholarly book, an industry book and a sport marketing textbook. He has authored or contributed to more than 75 articles published in a variety of journals, including Sport Marketing Quarterly.
As editor of SMQ, Funk said he would like to "broaden the content of research being published, increase involvement and collaboration with international scholars, and continue to improve the quality of research content." While editor, Funk would like to work toward having SMQ become a leading journal indexed by the Social Sciences Citation Index.
Funk's research and consultancies focus on understanding factors that explain consumer involvement in sport and recreation. His research offers marketing and management solutions to businesses, communities and government agencies providing sport and recreation services and products. -Kyra Mazurek