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Adam Love, PhD

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Assistant Professor
Socio-Cultural Studies & Sport Management
HPER 349
865-974-5291
adamlove@utk.edu

COURSES TAUGHT

RSM 535 Ethics in Sport Management
RSM 530 Sport and Media Issues

RESEARCH INTERESTS
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.

EDUCATION

BS Sport Management Washington State University
MS Sport Management University of Tennessee, Knoxville
PhD Sport Studies University of Tennessee, Knoxville

EXPERIENCE
2016–Present    Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2014-2016         Associate Professor, Mississippi State University
2008-2014         Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
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.

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