Sport Management Newsletter Spring 2017

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Update Info, LSU Online and NCAA Pool SEND US YOUR UPDATED CONTACT INFORMATION AND NOTICE OF RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS. WE WANT TO SHARE YOUR SUCCESS! We are excited about what Spring 2017 has to offer: 1. As mentioned in previous newsletters, we are actively recruiting for our sport management online and on-campus programs. We are happy to announce that we produced our first M.S. graduates this year from the online program in Fall 2016 (n=10). If you know others out there interested in a master’s degree from LSU and in Sport Management do not hesitate to encourage them to contact Dr. Mike Martinez, Director of Online Programs for Kinesiology at or Dr. Chad Seifried at for the on-campus opportunity. 2. As always, please provide us an up-date regarding your current employment situation and forward this newsletter to others you were classmates with if possible. Finally, if there is anything you would like to see in future issues, please let us know. Your updated information can be sent to Dr. Chad Seifried at 3. We will set-up a group on ESPN’s Tourney Challenge. The name of the Group is LSU Sport Management. We do not play for any money but only bragging rights. We hope you will join to see how well you match up with our faculty, current students, and alums.

Student Spotlight: Seungmin King From Korea, Seungmin graduated from Chungbuk National University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in 2009. While at the undergraduate program, he volunteered in the Philippines to teach PE. He also earned a research grant which enabled him to go to UK to interview English soccer stakeholders. After graduation, he served mandatory military service in Korean Army as a lieutenant. He earned his Master of Science degree in Sport Management from the prestigious Seoul National University in 2015. His research interest is in exploring the value of sport for the public good and understanding the importance of organizational capacity for those programs’ outcomes. Seungmin’s advisor is Dr. Per Svensson.

Seungmin Kang

Award Notice! Congrats to Jeremy Foreman, doctoral student in Sport Management. Jeremy won a Dissertation Fellowship/Assistantship Award for Spring and Summer 2017. Jeremy is current writing his dissertation using a three paper format. The first of his three papers was recently published in the Journal of Management Policy and Practice and covered the role of candidate availability in CEO dismissals using the NFL as sample. His second paper looks at the impact of deviance and a personal conduct policy change on head coach dismissals in the NFL. The third paper looks at deviance as a socio-political force in CEO dismissals.

Kwame Agyemang won the College of Human Sciences & Education Advocate for Diversity Award. As a researcher and educator, Dr. Agyemang’s interests broadly span the area of social change, particularly centering the role of celebrities and high-profile social actors, such as celebrity athletes and sports teams. For more information see: /news/2017-faculty-staffawards.php

SPORT MANAGEMENT Important Notice!

Student Spotlight: Yoseph Mamo

These are the recent Fall 2016 master’s program graduates in LSU Sport Management. Join me in wishing them congratulations! We wish them the best with their future endeavors! Phil Blanchard Emily Dixon Michael Ann Riley Joshua Adams Khiana Allen Brandon Cazaubon Brian Clouatre Juliane King Philip Mull Sandra Sherman Kerry Sweeny Andre Winters Kalandra Valentine

Spring 2017

Yoseph Mamo

From Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Yoseph received his Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Information Technology from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2007. Following graduation, he worked in technology and education sectors for 4 years. Yoseph came to the United States and earned his Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Florida State University in 2015. While at FSU, he worked as a consultant and researcher for the Learning System Institute. His research interest involves understanding Corporate Social Responsibility activities and examining their role with social and organizational-level change. Yoseph’s doctoral advisor is Dr. Kwame Agyemang.

Student Spotlight: Juliane King A native of Mandeville, Louisiana, Juliane King was part of the first graduating class from LSU’s Online MS in Kinesiology, with a specialization in Sport Management. King currently serves as an Allied Health teacher and head softball coach at Hammond High Magnet School. She received her undergraduate degree in English Education from Southeastern Louisiana University. She graduated Cum Laude and was honored as both SLU’s youngest graduate and SLU’s Outstanding StudentTeacher of the Year. After college, King taught English at Fontainebleau High, and coached softball and volleyball. King plans to pursue a sport management position or receive a law degree to practice sport law.

Juliane King

2017 Applied Sport Management Conference MORE SPRING NEWS!

LSU Sport Management Case Study Team: 1st Place ASMA Conference

In February 2017, the Lod Cook Hotel and Conference Center and the College of Human Sciences & Education hosted the Applied Sport Management Conference. The three-day conference provided a variety of attractive activities such as academic presentations (oral and poster), professional industry panels, work-inprogress discussion, a case study competition, and a career/ internship fair. In conjunction with the Applied Sport Management Association, the LSU Sport Management faculty served as an integral part in both the planning and execution of the conference. Dr. Mike Martinez served as the conference director, while Dr. Chad Seifried led the Works in Progress session. Drs. Per Svensson and Kwame Agyemang organized the inaugural case

study competition, while Dr. Chris Barnhill directed the LSU team, which won first place in the event. Overall there were 37 oral presentations, 15 poster presentations, eight works in progress submissions and four professional development panels. Over the threeday event, more than 250 attendees participated, representing a total of 37 academic institutions, including five international universities. “I believe our 2017 ASMA conference was a great success, due in large part to increases in attendance from both faculty members and students,” Martinez said. “Within the academic field of sport management, there are very few opportunities for faculty who conduct applied research to present at a conference that is specifically framed as an applied conference.” The ASMA Conference fills this void and will take place in Waco, Texas next year at Baylor.

The LSU Sport Management Graduate program hosted the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) in February 2017. The site visit produced a positive evaluation from the Site Committee by recognizing the program as compliant across 8 assessment principles. Congrats to our Case Study team at the 2017 ASMA Conference for placing 1st! Group members were: Nicole Batista, Ashleigh Keller, and Aaron Boseman. Dr. Chris Barnhill served as the team coach. Congrats to Tyler Burke. Tyler secured a coveted internship opportunity after graduation with the Minnesota Vikings as member of the Innovative Leadership Rotational Program.

Other News! Amy Werdine (Class of 2016) will soon complete her work experience with the Minnesota Vikings in the Innovative Leadership Rotational Program. The ILRP is designed to provide leadership experiences across multiple work areas rather than in a single department. In October 2016, Amy traveled to New York to rotate through the NFL headquarters in order to learn how the NFL operates from as a team.

Alumni Spotlight:

Hilary Woods

Hilary is a 2016 graduate from New Orleans, La. Prior to LSU, she received a BA in Sociology from Tulane University (2014). While at Tulane, Hilary was a member of the Women’s Track and Field Team. During her time at LSU, Hilary worked for LSU Track and Field and the LSU Office of Diversity. After receiving her MS degree, she completed a summer internship at USA Track and Field in the high-performance department. Currently, Hilary is the Coordinator of Educational Services at the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The NFHS is the rules governing body for HS sports.

Faculty Travel and Other Announcements In January (i.e., 27), Dr. Agyemang traveled to Duke University’s School of Law to participate on a panel discussing the resurgence of athlete activism. In March (i.e., 21-26), Dr. Seifried will travel to the Western Academy of Management Conference in Palm Springs, CA to present and network with colleagues. In March 31 to April 1, Drs. Andrew, Martinez, Seifried and Svensson will travel to Gainesville, FL to participate in a doctoral seminar and workshop with their doctoral students Ben Downs, Seungmin Kang, Yoseph Mamo, and Marcella Otto. In April (i.e., 12-14), Drs. Barnhill and Seifried will travel to the College Sport Research Institute annual conference to be held in Columbia, SC. In May 30 to June 3, Drs. Agyemang, Andrew, Barnhill, Martinez, Seifried, and Svensson will be in Denver, CO for the North American Society for Sport Management annual conference. In June (i.e., 20-23), Dr. Seifried will present at the World Association for Sport Management Conference in Kaunas, Lithuania. In August (i.e, 4-8), Drs. Barnhill and Seifried will be in Atlanta, GA for the Academy of Management Conference.