TROY - A Troy University dean has been named associate editor of a highly-regarded academic publication in the field of Sport Management.
Dr. Damon Andrew, dean and professor of the College of Health and Human Services, was appointed this year to serve as associate editor of the Sport Management Education Journal, a publication of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). With the appointment, he becomes the first such editor from the state of Alabama.
The journal serves as a platform for research in the field and began publication in 2007.
"Because my administrative duties often do not allow for a great deal of time in the classroom, this leadership opportunity really is my way of remaining current in the field of study and giving back to the field of sport management," Andrew said. "Performing these duties in addition to serving as dean will be a challenge, but the added attention it brings to Troy University and our sport management program further enhances our reputation as leaders in the field."
"He's a very hard worker, very detail-oriented and very passionate about his work," said Dr. Mary Hums, the publication's managing editor and professor at the University of Louisville, where Andrew taught for two years.
Andrew, who has been a member of NASSM since 2002, applied for the position when the former associate editor vacated his three-year term early. He will now complete the remaining one and a half year-term before assuming the managing editor position, as is NASSM tradition.
"I am very pleased as the editor to be able to work with Damon and to hand off the reigns to him," Hums said. "He's going to take it to the next level."
Andrew also serves as associate editor for the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, where he has served as an invited guest editor in the past, as an editorial board member of six other academic journals, and as an ad hoc reviewer, section head, abstract reviewer and panel moderator for several other peer-reviewed outlets.
TROY's Sport and Fitness Management program recently became one of only five programs in the country to receive specialized accreditation.