Partnership for the Advancement of Sport Management Fellows

Associated with PASM will be designated fellows, who are faculty (current or former, full-time or part-time), staff (current or former), students, practitioners, or community members who have had a measurable impact on sport or sport management-related scholarship, organizations, or communities.

These highly respected scholars and practitioners provide PASM with a panel of qualified experts from a variety of backgrounds, occupations, and disciplines. We believe, additionally, that a relationship with PASM can also provide increased visibility and networking opportunities for fellows, which results in a mutually beneficial relationship centered on advancing our understanding of sport and its associated industries.

Our current fellows are:

Jordan Bass, Assistant Professor & Associate Chair of Sport Management

Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science, University of Kansas

Areas of Expertise:

  • Sport in Higher Education
  • Identification Through Sport
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Sport in Society

Research Interests:

  • Sports place in a higher education setting
  • Sports role in building community
  • Organizational behavior of sporting organizations


Ho Mun Jun, Professor & Director of Sport Management Doctoral Program

Department of Physical Education, Mokpo National University - Korea

Areas of Expertise:

  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Consumer Behaviors
  • Sport Event/Facility Planning & Management
  • Economic/Social Impacts of Sport Organizations/Events
  • The Effectiveness of Sport Sponsorships and Endorsements

Research Interests:

  • Sport Consumer Behaviors
  • Impacts of Sponsorship Activation and Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Tangible & Intangible Impacts of Sport Events, Franchise, and Facility Development


Chris Messer, Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology, Colorado State University - Pueblo

Areas of Expertise:

  • Organizational Deviance
  • Social Movements
  • Criminology, Sport in Society

Research Interests:

  • Organizational forms of deviance found in contaminated communities
  • Community response to organizational deviance
  • Collective violence
  • Crime and deviance in sport contexts


Jessica Varlack, Coordinator of Aquatics Safety

Stephen F. Austin State University

Areas of Expertise:

  • Recreational Sports
  • Aquatics
  • Risk Management
  • Children's Programming

Research Interests:

  • Develop, market and evaluate aquatic programs
  • Divisional planning, policy development, implementation, and evaluation of special events
  • Facility operations, risk management and staff development

Valerie Wadsworth, Office Manager

Wichita Sports Forum

Areas of Expertise:

  • Sport Facility Management and Operations
  • Human Resource Management in Sport
  • Compliance in the College Athletics

Research Interests:

  • Student-Athlete Life Skills
  • Academics/Learning Specialists
  • Logistics of Sport Facilities/Events