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Dr. Anthony Dixon

Director & Professor
Doctoral Directive Faculty 

Office Phone: (334) 808-6424

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 in 2002. Dr. Dixon teaches finance, event management, research methods, and senior seminar.
Research Interests – Economic valuation of sport and tourism; Consumer behaviors; Participant and spectator preferences; collegiate and professional sport; Event management.

Dr. Dixon's Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Christopher Atwater

Assistant Professor

Office Phone: (334) 808-6689

Dr. Christopher Atwater earned his master’s degree in Recreation, Parks, and Sport Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006 and his PhD in Education, Urban Services Leadership from VCU in 2010. Dr. Atwater joined the faculty of Sport Management at George Mason University in January 2011 where he taught a variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels including Global Perspectives in Sport, Research Methods, and Sport Analytics. During his time at GMU, Dr. Atwater was nominated for the Teaching Excellence Award and the Career Connections Faculty Award. Dr. Atwater left George Mason University in 2017 after being named Associate Professor and Director of Sport Management at Pfeiffer University where he developed the Global Sport Management master’s degree program from conception to accreditation. Dr. Atwater joined the faculty of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management at Troy University in the fall of 2019.
Research Interests – Sport Analytics and Global Sport

Dr. Atwater's Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Atwater's Recent Publications


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Dr. Michael Carroll

TROY Online Coordinator and Associate Professor
Doctoral Directive Faculty 

Office Phone: (407) 830-2543
(TROY Online - Orlando, FL)

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.

Dr. Carroll's Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Packianathan Chelladurai

Adjunct Professor
(TROY Online)

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. The University of Western Ontario bestowed an honorary degree on him for his contributions to the development of the field of sport management. Dr. Chelladurai had been 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 capacity and effectiveness; Group dynamics

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Dr. Fred Green

Graduate Program Coordinator & Associate Professor

Office Phone: (334) 670-3764

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

Dr. Green's Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Patrick Holladay

Associate Professor

Office Phone: (912) 262-2511
(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, South America, Asia, the Caribbean, and across the United States.
Research Interests - Sustainable tourism; Ecotourism; Community development; Resilience of social-ecological systems; Theology; Food Systems

Dr. Holladay's Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Holladay's Recent Publications

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Dr. MinKil Kim

Associate Professor
Doctoral Directive Faculty 

Office Phone: (770) 730-0033
(TROY Online - Atlanta, GA)

Dr. MinKil 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 courses such as Sport Marketing, Sport Finance, Sport Administration, Sport Communication, Sport Consumer Behavior, Research Methods, and Statistics.
Research Interests - Sport consumer behavior; Cross-cultural study; Service quality; Martial arts; Sport event planning; Sport branding

Dr. Kim's Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Kim's Recent Publications

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Dr. Win (Gi-Yong) Koo

Professor & Sport Management Ph.D. Coordinator  
Doctoral Directive Faculty 

Office Phone: (334) 670-5763

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

Dr. Koo's Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Heather Lewis

Assistant Professor

Office Phone: (334) 808-6693

Dr. Lewis received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Glenville State College and her Master’s in Business Administration from Fairmont State University. She went on to obtain her PhD in Hospitality Management from Iowa State University. Prior to teaching at Troy University, she taught at business management courses at Glenville State College. Dr. Lewis worked in the hospitality industry for several years as a hotel property manager prior to teaching in higher education. She teaches courses focused on hospitality management including: HR Management in Hospitality, Resort and Hotel Management, Food and Beverage Management, Current Issues in Hospitality, Hospitality Service, and Hospitality and Tourism Marketing.
Research Interests - Thanatourism (Dark Tourism), Motivations and Intentions of Tourists, Hotel Servicescapes, Study Abroad Participation and Influences

Dr. Lewis's Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Christina Martin

Coordinator of Assessments & Associate Professor
Doctoral Directive Faculty 

Office Phone: (334) 808-6400

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 & Professor
Doctoral Directive Faculty 

Office Phone: (334) 670-3811

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 revenue generation, sport governance and policy, sport event management, sport administration, sport ethics, and sport organizational behavior and leadership. His prior work experience includes working in the athletics departments at UCF, Syracuse University, University of Montana, Florida State University, and with the Atlanta Braves.
Research Interests – Sports wagering; Sportsmanship

Dr. Mathner's Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Kate Price-Howard

Assistant Professor 

Office Phone: (850) 301-2156
(TROY Online -Ft. Walton Beach, FL)

Dr. Kate Price-Howard earned her doctoral degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism from the University of Utah.  She received a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Parks and Recreation Administration, with an emphasis and certification in Therapeutic Recreation, from Florida International University.  Her professional work experience includes more than 30 years in recreation positions onboard cruise ships, at summer camps, psychiatric units, and nursing homes, and she served as Director of Recreation for several Florida resorts. She founded and ran her own recreation consulting company, Go Play, Inc., which focused on teaching commercial recreation experientially to college juniors and seniors in an internship setting as an agency supervisor. Dr. Price teaches online courses focused on hospitality management, including: HR Management in Hospitality, Resort and Hotel Management, Food and Beverage Management, Current Issues in Hospitality, Hospitality Service, and Financial Management in Hospitality Management. She also teaches courses in Leisure and Society, Principles of Recreation, Recreation Programming, and Leadership Principles.  
Research Interests – Visitors’ intentions to return and Theory of Planned Behavior; Tourism disaster resilience and economic impact; Student engagement in online platforms; Power of millennials within the hospitality industry; Therapeutic recreation for veterans; Wage and salary studies in commercial recreation and hospitality industries.

Dr. Price-Howard's Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Price-Howard's Recent Publications

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Ms. Nicole Sellars

Assistant Professor 

Office Phone: (334) 670-6656

Ms. Sellars received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Boise State University, a Master’s in Physical Education with an Emphasis in Athletic Administration from Idaho State University, and is a current Doctoral Candidate in Sport Administration at University of Northern Colorado. Ms. Sellars worked for several years in the National Basketball Association’s Gatorade League before becoming an Instructor at the University of Northern Colorado and Metropolitan State University of Denver. She teaches introduction to sport management, legal aspects, and sport marketing. 
Research Interests – Gender and diversity in sport; Sport career development; Athletic identity.

 Ms. Sellars's Curriculum Vitae

 Ms. Sellars's Recent Publications

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Morgan Sims

Administrative Assistant

(334) 670-3827