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Brennan Berg, Ph.D.

Sport and Leisure Management

Phone
(901) 678-2462
Fax
(901) 678-0034
Office
Fogelman Executive Center 135
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Brennan Berg

About Brennan K. Berg

Dr. Brennan K. Berg is an Associate 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 subdiscipline of sport policy, including elite athlete development, sport as a tool for public health, the utilization of sport for international relations, and policymaking in sport. His work has been published in various peer-reviewed journals, such as Sport Management Review, Journal of Sport Management, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, European Sport Management Quarterly, and Sport Marketing Quarterly, and featured in various local, national, and international media outlets. His research has been presented at academic conferences around the globe, such as the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). 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 Sport Management Review, Journal of Sport Management, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, European Sport Management Quarterly, and Journal of Intercollegiate Sport. 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 university's 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. Outside The University of Memphis Sport Commerce program, Dr. Berg has coordinated outreach efforts with The University of Memphis Athletic Department. Additionally, he was an invited panelist at the first annual American Athletic Conference Academic Consortium on student-athlete well-being and presented his research the following year after receiving a research grant from the conference.

Education

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; Christianity Culture in Sport & Recreation; Foundations of Sport and Leisure Management; Study Abroad

Research Interests

Elite Athlete Development; Sport and Public Health; Sport and International Relations; Policymaking in Sport