Meet Our Research Faculty

At the University of Cincinnati, students have the opportunity to learn from top experts in their respective fields. Our faculty members are leading scholars who conduct cutting-edge research, providing students with practical and real-world insights into the dynamic and ever-evolving world of sports. 

The expertise of our faculty members extends beyond academia, as they have established a strong network of sport industry professionals across the nation and organized successful community events in the Greater Cincinnati area. They have also secured nationally recognized grants and utilized their expertise to address practical issues that industry practitioners commonly face. Our faculty members are committed to making a meaningful impact in the field of sports administration, both inside and outside the classroom. Their diverse achievements reflect the caliber of education and research opportunities available to students in the program.

Be a part of our community and advance sport administration scholarship and practice.

Dr. Matt Huml Doctoral Program Coordinator

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Dr. Wayne Black

Higher Education & College Athletics Management

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Dr. Matt Huml

Employee Experiences & College Sport Industry

Dr. Huml's research examines employee experiences in the sport industry and academic experiences of college athletes, leveraging his background as a former athlete and advisor.

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Dr. Jessica Murfree

Climate Change & Environmental Issues

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Dr. Michael Odio

Internships, Nonstandard Labor, Career Development

Dr. Odio's interests center on internships and other forms of non-standard labor in the sport industry, career development, and sport management education.

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Dr. Jason Simmons

Sport Consumer Behavior

Dr. Simmons researches sport consumer behavior, with a focus on the intersection of sport fandom and family.

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Dr. Peyton Stensland

Socio-Cultural Aspects of Sport Communities