Brennan Berg

Brennan Berg

Sport and Leisure Management

(901) 678-2462
(901) 678-0034
Fogelman Executive Center 135
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About Brennan K. Berg

Dr. Brennan K. Berg is an Assistant Professor of Sport Commerce in the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management at The University of Memphis. He received his B.A. in Political Science from The University of Memphis, his M.S. in Sport and Leisure Commerce from The University of Memphis, and his Ph.D. in Sport Management from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Berg's research interest lies in the area of sport policy, including policy discourse, the utilization of sport for international and intergroup relations, sport as a tool for public health, and sport development. His work has been published in various peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, European Sport Management Quarterly, and Sport Marketing Quarterly. His research has been presented at academic conferences around the globe, including the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD). Dr. Berg now serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Global Sport Management and Societies. He recently served as an ad hoc journal reviewer for AIMS Public Health, European Sport Management Quarterly, Sport Management Review, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, European Journal for Sport and Society, and Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics. He has also been a conference reviewer and mentor multiple years for NASSM.

Dr. Berg has been appointed by University of Memphis President David Rudd to serve on the Faculty Athletics Committee. He is also The University of Memphis Representative to the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA). Dr. Berg currently leads the Sport Commerce study abroad program and represents the Kemmons Wilson School in The University of Memphis Faculty Senate. He also serves on the executive committee for Memphis Healthy U. Outside The University of Memphis Sport Commerce program, Dr. Berg has coordinated outreach efforts with The University of Memphis Athletic Department and was an invited panelist at the first annual American Athletic Conference Academic Consortium on student-athlete well-being.


Ph.D. Sport Management, University of Texas at Austin
M.S. Sport and Leisure Commerce, The University of Memphis
B.A. Political Science, The University of Memphis

Teaching Interests

Sport Policy and Governance; Sport Promotions; Foundations of Sport and Leisure Management; Study Abroad

Research Interests

Sport Development; Sport and Public Health; Sport and International Relations; Policy Discourse; Mixed Martial Arts