Faculty & Staff

Dr. Anthony Dixon

Director & Associate Professor
Doctoral Directive Faculty
(TROY)

Dr. Anthony Dixon earned his doctoral degree from Clemson University in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management with an emphasis in sport, tourism, and economic development. Dr. Dixon earned his Master of Business Administration from East Carolina University with an emphasis in Strategic Management and Marketing in 2002. Dr. Dixon teaches sport finance, event management, research methods, and entrepreneurship. 
Research Interests – Economic impacts; Economic valuation; Economic development through sport and tourism; Participant and spectator preferences; Professional sports; Sport and tourism consumption

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Recent Publications

Dr. Michael Carroll

TROY Online Coordinator and Associate Professor
Doctoral Directive Faculty
(eCampus - Orlando)

Dr. Carroll received a Master’s in Exercise & Sport Sciences from the University of Florida in 2004 and his PhD in Human Performance (concentration in Sport Management) from the University of Florida in 2009. He has taught courses in legal issues in sport, sport governance, research methods, facility management, social and ethical issues in sport, and critical issues in sport. He has experience working in the Ticket Office of the University of Florida and with the Hula Bowl in Maui, Hawaii.
Research Interests – Legal issues in sport and recreation; Risk management; sport-related hazing and bullying; legal issues regarding the NCAA and student-athletes; disability sport.

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Recent Publications

Dr. Packianathan Chelladurai

Distinguished Professor of Sport Management
Doctoral Directive Faculty 
(eCampus)

Dr. Chelladurai received a B.Com., D.P.E.D. from the University of Madras; an M.A. in Physical Education from the University of Western Ontario; and an M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Waterloo in Canada. Dr. Chelladurai is among the few international scholars offering Olympic Solidarity’s Executive Masters in Sport Organizations Management (MEMOS). He specializes in organizational theory and organizational behavior in the context of sport and teaches courses in organizational behavior and human resource management. 
Research Interests – Leadership; Organizational effectiveness; Group dynamics

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Recent Publications

Dr. Fred Green

Graduate Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
(TROY)

Dr. Fred Green received a Ph.D. in Physical Education with a specialization in Sport Administration from the Florida State University and a Master of Education from Frostburg State (Maryland). He teaches classes in marketing, facility management, administration, current issues, organizational behavior, leadership and sport psychology. Prior to his work as a professor, he was a recreation director in Southwest Florida and coached basketball for several years.
Research Interests – Fan attendance; College football rivalries; History and geography of sport in United States

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Dr. Patrick Holladay

Assistant Professor
(TROY Online - Brunswick, GA)

Dr. Holladay earned his Ph.D. from Clemson University in Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management with an emphasis in Travel & Tourism; a M.S. from Eastern Kentucky University in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Applied Ecology; and a B.S. from Clemson University in Aquaculture, Fisheries & Wildlife Biology with an emphasis in Wildlife Biology. He teaches in the area of tourism management and has conducted tourism and ecological based research in Eastern Europe, Central America, the Caribbean and across the United States.
Research Interests - Sustainable tourism; Community development; Resilience of social-ecological systems; Network analysis; Recreation ecology

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Recent Publications

Dr. Min Kil Kim

Assistant Professor 
(TROY Online - Atlanta, GA)

Dr. Min Kil Kim received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in sport management from University of Florida and B.S. in Marketing from University of Alabama. He teaches in the areas of sport marketing, sport finance, sport administration, sport communication, statistics, and research methods.
Research Interests - Sport consumer behavior; Cross-cultural study; Service quality; Martial arts; Sport event planning; Sport branding

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Recent Publications

Dr. Win (Gi-Yong) Koo

Associate Professor 
Doctoral Directive Faculty 
(TROY)

Dr. Win Koo earned his doctoral degree from the University of Arkansas in Recreation and Sport Management with an emphasis in Sport Marketing and Statistics. Dr. Koo received a M.S. in Physical Education with an emphasis in Sport Management and a B.S. in Sports & Leisure Studies from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. He teaches sport marketing, sport finance, research methods, and statistics while his research interests include the various aspects of marketing and consumer behavior in sports.
Research Interests - Sport sponsorship/endorsement effect derived from the consumer schematic information process; Understanding the psychological basis of sport consumer behavior; Effects of service marketing on the consumer decision making process

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Lynsey Madison

Assistant Professor 

Lynsey Madison is completing her doctoral degree from Auburn University in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality Management with an emphasis in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Ms. Madison received a M.S. in Human Environmental Sciences with an emphasis in Restaurant and Hospitality Management from The University of Alabama. She teaches courses focused on hospitality management including: human resource management in hospitality, hotel management, and revenue management. Her research interests include the various aspect of event planning and event management.
Research Interests - Event volunteer motivation and satisfaction; event planning in higher education; event planning in beer and wine tourism development.

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Dr. Christina Martin

Coordinator of Assessments & Associate Professor
Doctoral Directive Faculty 
(TROY)

Dr. Christina Martin received a Ph.D. in Human Performance and Recreation with an Emphasis in Administration and Teaching from the University of Southern Mississippi and a M.S. in Sport Administration from Mississippi State University. Dr. Martin has taught various sport management courses including: Economics, Entrepreneurship, Event Management, Legal Aspects, Sport Communication, and Sport Marketing. Dr. Martin also serves as a member on the Board of Commissioners for the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).
Research Interests – Sport marketing and communication; Sport management pedagogy; Legal aspects of sport

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Dr. Robert Mathner

Undergraduate Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
Doctoral Directive Faculty 
(TROY)

Dr. Robert Mathner received a Ph.D. in Physical Education with a specialization in Sport Administration from the Florida State University and a Master of Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Florida. He teaches in the areas of sport governance and policy, sport event management, sport administration, sport ethics, and sport organizational behavior and leadership. His prior work experience includes working at UCF, Syracuse, University of Montana, Florida State University, and Atlanta Braves.
Research Interests – Sports wagering; Sportsmanship

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Dr. John Miller

Associate Dean & Professor
Sport Management Ph.D. Coordinator

Doctoral Directive Faculty 
(TROY)

Dr. John Miller received a Ph.D. in Sport Administration from the University of New Mexico and a Masters degree in Sport Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He has taught courses in legal aspects of sport, sport event management, sport facilities planning and management, and financial aspects of sport. His prior work experience includes being an intercollegiate head swimming coach and track coach, university associate athletic director for facilities, and sales associate for Professional Sports Publications (PSP). 
Research Interests – Legal and risk management in sport and recreation; Sport marketing and promotion; Sport management pedagogy; Issues in student internships.

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Dr. Kate Price-Howard

Assistant Professor 
(TROY Online -Ft. Walton Beach, FL)

Dr. Price received a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Parks and Recreation Administration, with an emphasis and certification in Therapeutic Recreation, from Florida International University and went on to complete her PhD in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism from the University of Utah. She has worked as an instructor at the University of Utah, University of West Florida, and Florida State University. She teaches courses in Leisure and Society, Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Management, Commercial Recreation and Tourism, Recreation Programming and Leadership, and Leisure Behavior and Human Diversity. Her work experience includes recreation positions onboard cruise ships, summer camps, psychiatric units, nursing homes, and served as Director of Recreation for several Florida resorts. She then founded and ran her own recreation consulting company, Go Play, Inc. for 13 years.
Research Interests – Visitors’ intentions to return; Tourism disaster resilience; wage and salary studies in commercial recreation/hospitality industry.

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Anna Burns

Administrative Assistant
(TROY)

 

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Dr. Shannon Xu

Assistant Professor

Dr. Shannon Xu earned her doctoral degree from North Carolina State University in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management with an emphasis in sustainable tourism and Geographic Information Systems. Dr. Xu received a M.S. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism from University of Missouri, and a B.A. in English (specialization in Tourism management) from Dalian University of Foreign Languages back in China. She teaches tourism principles, domestic and international tourism, issues in tourism, and leisure in society.

Research Interests – sustainable tourism (rural tourism), themed touring routes (e.g., wine trails, golf trails) and the application of GIS in the tourism field.

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