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Meet your potential new professor! (part deux)


Help us to recruit and select your future professor!

This Sunday through Tuesday we will be hosting our second candidate for our Assistant Professor position in socio-cultural studies/sport management: Adam Love, PhD.

You will find summary of Dr. Love’s achievements below.

Please mark your calendars for the following opportunities to meet Dr. Love:

Monday, February 15, 2016
3:30-4:30 Meet with Graduate Students – Partners Conference Room

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
9:45-10:45    Research Presentation– HPER 243


  • At the time of appointment, earned doctorate in a discipline that closely aligns with our concentration in sport studies and specialization in socio-cultural studies
  • Expertise in socio-cultural aspects and/or ethics of sport
  • Ability to contribute a socio-cultural disciplinary perspective to the doctoral specializations in the department
  • Record of scholarly achievement in area of expertise
  • Scholarly publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills


  • University teaching experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional organizations
  • Evidence of efforts to obtain extramural support for research


  • Conduct research leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Sport Studies and Recreation and Sport Management
  • Provide professional, university, and community service
  • Advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students
  • Direct graduate projects, theses, and dissertations
  • Actively pursue external funding and grant writing
  • Contribute to department’s mission

Dr. Love received his PhD with a concentration in sport studies and a specialization in sociology of sport from the University of Tennessee in 2008. Previously, he had earned a master’s of science degree in sport management from the University of Tennessee in 2004 and a bachelor’s of art from Washington State University (major: sport management, minor: communication). In 2008, he joined the Department of Kinesiology at Mississippi State University as an Assistant Professor in sport management. In 2014, he was promoted and tenured as Associate Professor.

On his CV, Dr. Love lists 12 publications in peer-reviewed articles (with another one having been accepted) and four book chapters. The publications include articles in highly ranked journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies and Gender & Society. The latter is the number one journal in gender studies and a top-10 journal in sociology. Dr. Love has presented at 25 national and international conferences and five regional conferences. Dr. Love has been grant-active. He has applied for twelve external grants of which ten were funded, including a grant for $10,500 from Hong Kong Baptist University for which he was a Co-PI.

Dr. Love already has experience supervising graduate students. He has been the chair for three master’s thesis committees and has served on two additional master’s thesis committees and one dissertation committee. Relevant to our position, Dr. Love’s teaching experience at the graduate level including six sections of “Gender & Sport” and ten sections of “Sport Ethics.” At the undergraduate level, Dr. Love has taught several courses including seven sections of “Globalization and Sport,” two sections of “Ethics in Sport Management,” and four sections of “Social Issues in Sport.”

Dr. Love has considerable service experience. In regards to departmental service, he has served as Director of Graduate Studies for his department since 2013, among other responsibilities. At the university level, Dr. Love served as a member of the Internal Review Committee for the Department of Communication. His professional service commitments include editorial board membership for the International Journal of Sport Communication and the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, as well executive board membership for the Applied Sport Management Association. He also serves as ad-hoc reviewer for a number of sixteen journals.