Dr. Daniel Funk is a Professor in the Sport and Recreation Management Program and Washburn Senior Research Fellow for the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University. He is the Director of the Sport Industry Research Center and holds a joint appointment in the Fox School of Business and Management.
Dr. Funk’s research focuses on sport marketing, sport management, and sport tourism. His research examines consumer experiences in order to help organizations understand customer acquisition, retention and expenditure. Much of this work has direct relevance to industry, and accordingly has been funded, in full or part, by industry partners generating over $2M US to support research activities. He has authored over 125 peer-reviewed publications in a variety of top academic journals, published three textbooks and contributed numerous book chapters to edited books.
Dr. Funk has been recognized as a Research Fellow by the Sport Marketing Association, North American Society for Sport Management, and the National Academy of Kinesiology for contributions to scholarship and leadership. Dr. Funk currently serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Sport Management and previously served as Editor for Sport Marketing Quarterly. He has been active in working with and developing PhD students over the last 20 years and currently serves as faculty adviser for the Temple Esport Club.
Dr. Funk earned his PhD and Master’s degree in Sport Management from The Ohio State University and his Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Kansas.