Dr. Jeremy S. Jordan joined the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management in 2008 after having served as the assistant professor and program coordinator of the Sport Administration Program at the University of Miami.
Prior to his role as associate dean, Dr. Jordan served as the director of the Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC) at Temple University. SIRC was created in 2008 and is a collaborative research network providing innovative marketing and management strategies to enhance the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of sporting events. As part of SIRC, Dr. Jordan led research projects with numerous industry partners such as: Life Time Athletic Events, Philadelphia Marathon & Half Marathon; National Dog Show; Blue Cross Broad Street Run; Temple Athletics; Tough Mudder; Students Run Philly Style; Black Girls Run!; Concilio; Philadelphia Hispanic Fiesta; and Welcome America.
Dr. Jordan’s research focuses on the community benefits of mass participant sport events. Specifically, his research examines consumer expectations and satisfaction, motives for participation, commitment to the event and/or activity, and economic activity, all within the theoretical framework of involvement. Community-based mass participant sport events have the capacity to stimulate new money into the host economy, create and reinforce business opportunities, and facilitate social cohesion. However, there is need to conduct research in this area as empirical evidence supporting such claims is lacking.
Published manuscripts by Dr. Jordan have appeared in the Journal of Sport Management; Journal of Leisure Research; Sport Management Review; Leisure Sciences; Tourism Management, Current Issues in Tourism, European Sport Management Quarterly, and Sport Marketing Quarterly. Dr. Jordan has also made scholarly presentations at a number of academic conferences including the North American Society for Sport Management, European Association for Sport Management and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Currently, Dr. Jordan serves as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Sport Management and Sport and Entertainment Review. Dr. Jordan received the STHM Outstanding Research Award in 2012 and is a Research Fellow in the North American Society for Sport Management.
He received his PhD in Sport Management from The Ohio State University in 2001. In addition, Dr. Jordan has a Master’s in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Utah (1995) and a Bachelor’s in Physical Education from La Sierra University (1993).