Author: Leah Ward

Ph.D. Candidates Integrate Open Dialogue Into Sport Management Courses

Several Neag School graduate students and faculty have been named 2019-20 Initiative on Campus Dialogues Fellows. This initiative brings together UConn students, staff, and faculty, as well as nonuniversity practitioners, to focus on dialogue and implementation. Sport Management graduate students Charles Macaulay and Ajhanai Newton, with Laura Burton and Justin Evanovich, are Fellows with their project “Sports Talk: Creating Dialogical Classrooms for the Development of Future Sport Leaders;” Read more about Neag School’s ICD Fellows for 2019-20.

Sport Management Doctoral Student Recent Success

Ajhanai (AJ) Channel Inez Newton, a doctoral student in sport management, received the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport’s Gary Sailes Award in November. She also co-published “Being Black in a Sea of Color: AA Phenomenological Study Exploring Black Students’ Racial Experiences at AANAPISI and Emerging HSI” for the December issue of Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity. 

Career Night in Sport Photos, 2019

The Neag School of Education’s Sport Management Program hosted the annual Career Night in Sport at the UConn Alumni Center on Oct. 24, 2019. The event featured remarks from Doug Glanville, former MLB player and current academic technician with the Department of Educational Leadership, along with networking and sessions on a variety topics such as Navigating the Field, From Graduation to Graduate School, Sport in Education and the Community, Women Working in Sport, and Operations and Event Management.  View the photo album.

UConn Hosts New Sports Analytics Symposium

The UConn Sport Management Program co-sponsored a sport symposium this fall, which was covered by UConn Today.

“Our faculty has expertise directly applicable to sports analytics,” says Yan. “In the future, as our impact grows, the conference will also provide a platform for the sports industry to recruit our students.”