Windy Dees, PhD, Associate Professor
Associate Professor Windy Dees received her PhD from Texas A&M University. Her research is primarily focused on corporate sponsorship effectiveness, brand awareness, and consumer attitudes. She is well-known in the sport industry for her social media presence and in 2016 she was recognized as a top social influencer among sport business professionals.
Dr. Dees’s research examines the roles brand and event personality play in formulating effective sporting events and corporate sponsorship campaigns. Dr. Dees has been published in a variety of sport and tourism research journals including Sport Marketing Quarterly, Journal of Sponsorship, International Journal of Sport Management, Event Management, and the Journal of Tourism Insights. She has also contributed as a co-author to the widely used legal text, Law for Recreation and Sport Managers.
As a UOnline faculty member, Dr. Dees currently teaches Principles of Sports Marketing (KIN 603) and Sport Sponsorship (KIN 605).
You can read more about Dr. Windy Dees here.
Tywan Martin, PHD
Assistant Professor Tywan Martin joined the University of Miami in the fall of 2012. He previously worked at Indiana University where he earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees. Dr. Martin’s primary research focuses on the influence, persuasion, and impact of media messages on consumer behavior across various platforms.
Additionally, his research examines brand perception and how associated thoughts and ideas about sport brands are utilized to influence fan behavior. In addition to his research and academic background, Martin has a wealth of experience in the sport industry and student affairs at the collegiate level.
Read Dr. Tywan Martin’s latest research titled Media Coverage of Sport Concussions Here
Susan Mullane, PhD
Susan Mullane received her Ph.D. in Higher Education/Sport Administration from the University of Miami. A former student-athlete and Associate Dean of Students, Dr. Mullane has extensive experience in leadership development, training, and student development. During her tenure at the University of Miami, she has taught courses on leadership, ethics, conflict management, motivation, and research methods.
Dr. Mullane’s areas of expertise include leadership, ethics, academic integrity, and sport ethics, and she has published and presented extensively in these areas. She was a founding member of the University of Miami’s Ethics Consortium, and has been coordinating on-going symposia with the Law School’s Center for Ethics and Public Policy entitled “Ethics in Education”. Most recently, as Chairperson of the Ethics Advisory Committee for the School Board of Miami Dade County Public Schools, Dr. Mullane co-authored a Code of Ethics to be adopted by the Miami-Dade County School Board in September 2003.
You can read more about Dr. Susan Mullane here.
Paul Resnick, MSC
Senior Lecturer Paul Resnick has six years of experience working in professional sports with the Florida Marlins. As a member of the Marlins staff his duties included overseeing the Florida Marlins Speakers Bureau, Ballpark Buddies for Youth, and coordinating the team newsletter and events calendar.
Resnick joined the sport administration faculty in the fall of 2009. He currently teaches the first course in the online graduate program, Organization and Administration in Sport Programs (KIN 601), which provides an introduction to the program itself.
You can read more about Paul Resnick here
Warren Whisenant, PHD
Professor Warren Whisenant joined the faculty at the University of Miami in 2005. He currently serves as Chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences.
His professional background includes over twenty years of experience with three global organizations – Hewitt Associates, KFC-USA, and Frito Lay, Inc where he was involved with coordinating promotional programs and sponsorships with various sport organizations, including the Kentucky Derby; the Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway, and two minor league baseball teams - the Louisville Redbirds and the El Paso Diablos.
Dr. Whisenant’s research focuses on gender and organizational issues within interscholastic athletics. He has been published in journals as Journal of Sport Management, International Journal of Sport Management, Sport, Education, and Society , Global Sport Business Journal, International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing , and Sex Roles.
You can read more about Dr. Warren Whisenant here
Erin McNary, PHD
Professor McNary joined the University of Miami faculty in August 2017. Prior to joining the Sport Administration faculty, she was at Indiana University-Bloomington (IUB) where she taught in the Sport Marketing and Management program. She has several years of experience in campus recreation at Arizona State University and University of Texas-San Antonio as well as five years of experience working for a national physical activity and fitness awards program.
Her focus of research is exploring sport management pedagogy. Dr. McNary also examines the promotion of and ethics in youth sport communication as well as marketing, advertising, and promotion of youth and marginalized athletes. In the past, she has also researched media portrayals and historic media coverage of youth, women, and minorities in sport.
You can read more about Dr. Erin McNary here.
Claire Zovko, Esq
Professor Zovko currently teaches Legal Aspects of Sport at University of Miami. She previously, taught Globalization of Sport and International and Comparative Sport Law with ISDE, co-taught Olympic Games & the Law at the University of Miami School of Law. She is also a an attorney with professional and collegiate sports experience including in-house legal affairs, D-I compliance, and legal counsel for professional athletes and agents.
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