Research within the Kemmons Wilson School

The faculty within the Kemmons Wilson School have over 180 publications and 1,400 citations (GoogleScholar) in academic outlets in fields such as sport management, hospitality and resort management, business, and education. Faculty have published in areas such as sport fandom, escalation of commitment, hotel management and marketing, food production, sport policy, sport for development, rivalry in sport, social impact of sport, education, ethnic studies, and service learning.

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Donghee Kim Publication
Kim, D.
, & Jang, S. S. (2017). Therapeutic benefits of dining out, traveling, and drinking: Coping strategies for lonely consumers to improve their mood. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 67, 106-114.

Michael Hutchinson Publication
Bouchet, A., Laird, M. D., Troilo, M., Hutchinson, M., & Ferris, G. (2017). Effects of increased commitment on reputation and status: Evidence from NCAA Division I universities. Sport Management Review, 20, 395-407. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2016.11.002

Donghee Kim Publication
Kim, D.
, & Jang, S. S. (2017). Stress and food choice: Examining gender differences and the time horizon framing effect. International Journal of Hospitality Management. 67. 134-142.

Rhema D. Fuller Publication
Fuller, R. D., Harrison, C. K., Lawrence, S. M., Eyanson, J. & McCardle, D. (2017). "I will change the world": The intersection of social change and male college athletes' leadership perspectives. International Journal of Exercise Science, 10(6), 845-856. Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol10/iss6/4

Brennan K. Berg, Rhema D. Fuller, and Michael Hutchinson Publication
Berg, B. K., Winsley, K., Fuller, R. D., & Hutchinson, M. (2017).From crisis to de-escalation: An examination of politics in a U.S. high school steroid testing program. International Journal of Exercise Science, 10(6), 890-899. Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol10/iss6/7

Cody T. Havard, Timothy D. Ryan, and Norman O'Neal Publication
Havard, C. T., Wann, D. L., Ryan T. D., & O'Neal, N. (2017). Does time heal all wounds? A case study on rival perceptions before and after conference realignment. International Journal of Exercise Science, 10(6), 823-832. Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol10/iss6/2

Cody T. Havard and Michael Hutchinson Publication
Havard, C. T., & Hutchinson, M.
(2017). Investigating rivalry in professional sport. International Journal of Sport Management, 18, 422-440.

Cody T. Havard interviewed by AZCentral 
Dr. Cody T. Havard, assistant professor of Sport Commerce in the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management was interviewed by AZCentral for a story about the rivalry between the Arizona Wildcats and the Arizona State Sun Devils.

Brennan Berg interview with WMC News
Dr. Brennan Berg, assistant professor of Sport Commerce in the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management was interviewed by WMC News in Memphis about his research on Olympic Athletes. The interview can be found here.

Cody T. Havard Publication
Wann, D. L., Grieve, F. G., Havard, C. T., Zapalac, R. K., Peetz, T. B., & Lanter, J. R. (2017). Sport fan evaluations of a Major League Baseball session: Key predictors and influence on future evaluations and consumption behaviors. Journal of Global Sport Management, 1-19. DOI.

Cody T. Havard interviewed on WUMR 91.7
Dr. Cody T. Havard, assistant professor of Sport Commerce in the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management was interviewed about his research on Sport Rivalry by WUMR 91.7. The interview can be heard at www.sportrivalry.com or here.

Rhema D. Fuller Publication
Fuller, R.D. (2017). Perception or reality: The relationship between stereotypes, discrimination, and the academic outcomes of African American male college athletes. Journal of Sport and Social Issues. DOI.

Brennan Berg featured on 94.3 FM
Dr. Brennan Berg, assistant professor of Sport Commerce in the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management had his research featured on 94.3 FM The Game Sports Radio. A recording of the interview can be found here.

Brennan Berg interview with WMC NBC
Dr. Brennan Berg, assistant professor of Sport Commerce in the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management was featured on WMC NBC to discuss his research on student-athlete social development. The project is funded by the American Athletic Conference and the interview can be found here.

Brennan Berg works with Memphis Athletics and AAC
Dr. Brennan Berg, assistant professor of Sport Commerce in the Kemmons Wilson School will work with the Memphis Tigers Athletics Department, along with others in the American Athletic Conference (AAC), to better understand how sense of community is fostered for student-athletes at institutions around the conference. The research is being funded by the AAC Academic Consortium. For more information, please see the press release from the Memphis Athletics Department. 
Press Release from Athletics Department 

Cody T. Havard and Timothy D. Ryan work with NACMA
Cody T. Havard and Timothy D. Ryan completed research for the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators regarding student attendance at home intercollegiate sporting events. Dr. Havard presented the findings of the study at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics conference in Orlando, Florida. 

Rhema D. Fuller, Brennan K. Berg, and Michael Hutchinson Publication
Fuller, R. D., Berg, B. K. & Hutchinson, M. (2017). Aspirations through association: Using athletics to enhance institutional prestige. Case Studies in Sport Management, 6(1), 20-30. DOI 

Rhema D. Fuller Publication
Fuller, R. D., Lawrence, M. L., Harrison, C. K., Eyanson, J., & Osika, L. (2017). Perks for Players: High School Teachers' Perceptions of Athletic Privilege. American Secondary Education, 45(2), 39-45. 

Michael Hutchinson Interviewed by WalletHub 
Michael Hutchinson, assistant professor of Sport Commerce in the Kemmons Wilson School discussed what makes the best and worst cities for basketball in the United States.

Inna Soifer wins Second Prize in Case Study Competition
Inna Soifer, instructor of Hospitality and Resort Management in the Kemmons Wilson School won second prize in the 2017 ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Hospitality & Tourism Case Study Competition for her case study "Is social media marketing a necessary evil?". Her co-author and she will present the case study at the 2017 ICHRIE Summer Conference in Baltimore, Maryland where they will receive a $750 award. 

Brennan Berg receives Grant from AAC
Dr. Brennan Berg, assistant professor of Sport Commerce in the Kemmons Wilson School received a grant in the amount of $7,000 from the American Athletics Conference to study the promotion of healthy communities for AAC student athletes. The citation is listed below:
American Athletics Conference Research Grant Program ($7,000). Promoting Healthy Community for AAC Student-Athletes. S. Warner (Co-Pl) & B. K. Berg (Co-Pl), June 2017 - May 2018.

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Radesh Palakurthi Book Publication
Dr. Radesh Palakurthi, IHG Endowed Chair of Excellence, Professor, and Director of the Kemmons Wilson School published a book on pedagogy in hospitality education. Pedagogical Innovation and Learning Outcomes Assessment in Hospitality Education: A Cultural Perspective, published by Ingorda is available on Google Books.  

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Cody T. Havard interviewed by Chicago Tribune
Cody T. Havard
discussed behavior and rivalry as it relates to Chicago Cubs fans reactions to playing the 2017 baseball season as defending World Series Champions.

Cody T. Havard interviewed by South Carolina Media
Cody T. Havard
discussed fan behavior and rivalry as it relates to South Carolina Men's Basketball Final Four run with The Island Packet.                                                                   

Cody T. Havard and Timothy D. Ryan Publication
Havard, C. T., Wann, D. L., & Ryan, T. D. (2017). Reinvestigating the impact of conference realignment on rivalry in intercollegiate athletics. Journal of Applied Sport Management, 9(2) 25-36. doi: 10.18666/JASM-2017-V9-Is-8029

Rhema Fuller Publication
Fuller, R., McGarry, J., Coble, C., Evanovich, J. & Zastoupil, G. (2017). Action in a campus-community partnership: Lessons learned. Research Methods Cases. doi: 10.4135/9781526423313

Cody T. Havard named co-Editor of Journal of Amateur Sport
Cody T. Havard
, assistant professor of Sport Commerce in the Kemmons Wilson School was named co-Editor of the Journal of Amateur Sport beginning July 1, 2017. Since its inception, the Journal of Amateur Sport has published high-quality research related to the production and consumption of amateur sport. Dr. Havard is very excited to assume the role of co-Editor and looks forward to maintaining the important contributions the journal has made to the field of sport management and education. Dr. Havard's term runs from July 2017 to July 2020.

Rhema Fuller Publication
Fuller, R.D.,
Lawrence, S.M., Harrison, C.H., Eyanson, J., Parks, C. (2017). The Impact of High School on the Leadership Development of African American Male Scholar-Athletes. The High School Journal, 100, 146-162

Donghee Kim Publication
Kim, Donghee
and SooCheong Shawn Jang. "Symbolic consumption in upscale cafés: Examining Korean gen Y consumers' materialism, conformity, conspicuous tendencies, and functional qualities." Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research (2017): DOI