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Dr. John Barnes is an associate professor of Sports Administration who came to the University of New Mexico after serving in the same capacity at Barry University in Miami, Florida. He received his doctorate in Sports Administration from UNM in 2004. Prior to earning his Ph.D., Dr. Barnes obtained a Master of Science degree in kinesiology from UNLV and a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Dr. Barnes worked for many years in athletics as an athletic trainer. His experience involved work at the high school, college, and professional levels. This included three years in the California Angels organization and one season with the Montreal Expos double-A team in Harrisburg, PA. He was also the head athletic trainer at Chaffey College for ten years. Additionally, Dr. Barnes worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a territory representative for Wyeth-Ayerst Labs.
Courses that Dr. Barnes has taught include Financing Sport, Sport Marketing, College Athletic Governance, Consumer Behavior, and Managing the Sport Enterprise. He has written and researched on the subjects of NCAA policy, disability policy in sport, and sport marketing.
Edward Horne, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Sport Administration having completed his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019. His primary research interests focus on sport development systems and the key actors within sport systems. He has published his research in various peer-reviewed journals. His professional memberships include the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the Applied Sport Management Association (ASMA).
Luke Mao, Ph.D. from University of Florida, is an Associate Professor of Sport Administration. His primary research interests are econometric and behavioral analyses of consumption practices in sports domains, including sponsorship, spectatorship, gambling, sports participation, and services. He has published his research in various peer-reviewed journals. His professional memberships include the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and Sport Marketing Association (SMA).
Allison Smith, Ph.D. from Daleville, VA is an Assistant Professor of Sport Administration. She received her Bachelor of Art in Communications and Masters of Art in Sport Administration from Wingate University. She received her Masters of Science in Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior and PhD in Kinesiology and Sport Studies from the University of Tennessee. Her primary research interests are women in intercollegiate athletics, work/life interface of intercollegiate coaches and administrators, and the holistic development of intercollegiate athletes. She has published her research in various peer-reviewed journals. Her professional memberships include the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and North American Society for Sociology of Sport (NASSS).
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