Faculty & Staff

SIRC, which is housed within Temple’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, is a collaborative research network providing innovative marketing and management strategies to enhance the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of sporting events and organizations.

Joris Drayer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Degrees: UC-Santa Barbara, University of San Francisco, University of Northern Colorado
Experience: Oakland A’s, University of Memphis
Teaching: Research, Marketing, Finance
Research: Ticket prices and consumer demand, Strategies in primary and secondary ticket markets, Consumer attitudes and behaviors

Joe Mahan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Chairperson of the Department of Sport and Recreation Management
Degrees: George Washington University, Indiana State, Maryland
Experience: Director of Athletics, Conference Commissioner
Teaching: Marketing
Research: Sport Consumer Psychology, Marketing Communications, New Media/Technology

Thilo Kunkel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Degrees: Saarland University, Griffith University
Experience: Brand promotion consultant
Teaching: Strategic Sport Management, Sport Marketing
Research: Brand Architecture, Brand Development

Jeremy Jordan, Ph.D.

Director
Degrees: La Sierra, University of Utah, The Ohio State University
Experience: Director of Athletics
Teaching: Legal Issues, College Athletics
Research: Organizational Behavior, Participant-based sport

Aubrey Kent, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Professor
Degrees: University of Toronto, University of Windsor, The Ohio State University
Experience: U of T/Ohio State Athletic Departments, University Intramurals Coordinator, P&R Environmental Consultant, Hockey Coach / Official
Teaching: Managament, Strategy
Research: Leadership, Workplace attitudes, Corporate social responsibility, Community-based sport programming

Daniel Funk, Ph.D.

Director of Research and PhD Programs
Degrees: University of Kansas, The Ohio State University
Experience: Sport Programming, Recreation Management, Special Event Promotion
Teaching: Sport Marketing, Consumer Behavior
Research: Sport Involvement & Community Engagement, Sport Marketing, Sport Events, Sport Tourism, Service Management