Socio-Cultural Studies & Sport Management
|RSM 535||Ethics in Sport Management|
|RSM 530||Sport and Media Issues|
Adam Love’s scholarly work is driven by a desire to identify and develop ways in which sport and physical activity programs, organizations, and institutions can operate in a more ethical, just, open, democratic, and accessible way. Prominent themes in his research include the following:
- Gender and racial ideology in sport
- Public sociology and discourse about sport
- Motivations and experiences in sport participation
Ultimately, these research themes are united by an interest in imagining how sports can be done in such a way that they produce more positive outcomes, more often, for more people.
|BS||Sport Management||Washington State University|
|MS||Sport Management||University of Tennessee, Knoxville|
|PhD||Sport Studies||University of Tennessee, Knoxville|
2016–Present Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2014-2016 Associate Professor, Mississippi State University
2008-2014 Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University
2011-present Editorial board member, International Journal of Sport Communication
2013-present Editorial board member, Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics
2013-present Executive board member, Applied Sport Management Association
2012-2014 Diversity committee member, North American Society for Sport Management
PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS
Love, A., Gonzalez-Sobrino, B., & Hughey, M. W. (2017). Excessive celebration? The racialization of recruiting commitments on college football Internet message boards. Sociology of Sport Journal, 34, 235-247. doi:10.1123/ssj.2016-0033
Love, A., Watkins, J., & Kim, S. (2017). Admissions selectivity and academic major distribution in big-time college football. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 10, 1-16.
Yip, W. C., Kim, S., & Love, A. (2017). Sport referees’ quality of work life, job satisfaction, career commitment, and turnover intent. International Journal of Sport Management, 18, 44-64.
Mayer, K. C., More, A., Eddy, T., & Love, A. (2017). Constraint factors affecting non-attendance in collegiate volleyball. International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 17, 182-199. doi:10.1504/IJSMM.2017.085519
Love, A., & Agiovlasitis, S. (2016). How do adults with Down syndrome perceive physical activity? Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 33(3), 253-270. doi:10.1123/APAQ.2015-0042
Kim, S., Liu, J. D., & Love, A. (2016). The impact of event prestige on intent to continue sport participation. Journal of Sport Behavior, 39(2), 180-201.
Love, A., & Hughey, M. W. (2015). Out of bounds? Racial discourse on college basketball message boards. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38(6), 877-893. doi:10.1080/01419870.2014.967257
Lim, S., Love, A., & Lim, H. (2015). Minseok Ahn and public sociology of sport. Quest, 67(1), 30-43. doi:10.1080/00336297.2014.985318
Kim, S., Liu, J. D., & Love, A. (2015). Event prestige as a mediator between sport involvement and intent to continue participation. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 121(2), 371-389. doi:10.2466/06.PMS.121c21x2
Lee, S., Kim, S., & Love, A. (2014). Coverage of the Gay Games from 1982-2011 in U.S. newspapers: An analysis of newspaper article framing. Journal of Sport Management, 28(2), 176-188. doi:10.1123/jsm.2012-0243
Love, A., Kavazis, A. N., Morse, A., & *Mayer, K. C. (2013). Soccer-specific stadiums and attendance in Major League Soccer: Investigating the novelty effect. Journal of Applied Sport Management, 5(2), 32–41.
Love, A., Morse, A., & Ruihley, B. (2013). Understanding sporting event volunteers’ experiences: A critical incident approach. Journal of Contemporary Athletics, 7(2), 69-85.
Love, A., & Andrew, D. P. S. (2012). The intersection of sport management and sociology of sport research: A social network perspective. Sport Management Review, 15(2), 244-256. doi:10.1016/j.smr.2011.08.001
Love, A., & Kim, S. (2011). Sport labor migration and collegiate sport in the United States: A typology of migrant athletes. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 4, 90-104.
Love, A., & Kelly, K. (2011). Equity or essentialism? U.S. courts and the legitimation of girls’ teams in high school sport. Gender & Society, 25(2), 227-249. doi:10.1177/0891243211398866
Love, A., Hardin, R., Koo, G. Y., & Morse, A. (2011). Effects of motives on satisfaction and behavioral intentions of volunteers at a PGA Tour event. International Journal of Sport Management, 12(1), 86-101.
Popp, N., Love, A., Kim, S., & Hums, M. A. (2010). Cross-cultural adjustment and international collegiate athletes. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 3(1), 163-181.
Love, A., Lim, S. Y., & DeSensi, J. T. (2009). Mianne Bagger: A transitioned woman’s efforts for inclusion in professional golf. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 18(1), 68-77.
Koo, G. Y., & Love, A. (2007). Effects of cause related marketing (CRM) on team-public relationships. Korean Journal of Sport Management, 12(4), 27-37.
PUBLICATIONS IN EDITED BOOKS
Love, A. (2017). The tenuous inclusion of transgender athletes in sport. In E. Anderson & A. Travers (Eds.), Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport (pp. 194-205). New York: Routledge.
Love, A. (2014). Transgender exclusion and inclusion in sport. In J. Hargreaves & E. Anderson (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality (pp. 376-383). New York: Routledge.
Love, A., & Gearity, B. (2013). Sport sociology. In S. P. Brown (Ed.), Fundamentals of Kinesiology (pp. 84-98). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
Love, A., & Dzikus, L. (2013). Sport history. In S. P. Brown (Ed.), Fundamentals of Kinesiology (pp. 72-83). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
Love, A. (2013). Going public: Challenges in communicating a critical perspective on sport. In P. M. Pedersen (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication (pp. 328-337). New York: Routledge.