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Dr. Kim’s research is focused on three main areas in the study of recreation/sport/event management: (1) management issues in sport and recreation organizations, (2) improving the lives of people with disabilities through recreation and sports, and (3) application of data analytics using data mining, big data analysis, and visualization in the recreation, sports, and event management fields.
Dr. Kim is currently serving as an editorial board member on three leading academic journals, including the Journal of Global Sport Management, the Journal of Applied Sport Management, and the International Journal of Sport Management. Recreation & Tourism. His accomplishments in research include twenty-five publications. His research has been published in leading academic journals, including: 1) Managing Sport and Leisure, 2) the International Journal of Sport Management, Recreation and Tourism, 3) Sport Marketing Quarterly, 4) Managerial and Decision Economics, and 5) the International Journal on Disability and Human DevelopmentHe has also presented his research at leading sport and recreation conferences nationally and internationally.

Areas of Expertise

  • Sport, Event & Recreation Management
  • Improving the lives of people with disabilities through recreation and sports

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Sport & Event Management
  • Programming for Recreation, Sport, and Event
  • Leisure and Recreation in a Multicultural Society
  • Adaptive Sports
  • Internship in Recreation, Sport and Event 
  • Senior Seminar

Selected Publications

Park, J. Ji, Y. Kim, K., Han, K. (2021). Sensitivity of coach pay to team performance: evidence from head coach compensation in college football. International Journal of Sport Management 22, 1-21.

Lussier, J., Kim, J., Magnusen, M & Kim. K. (2021). Card collection: An examination of whether yellow and red cards affect base salary under Major League Soccer’s salary cap, International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching. https://doi.org/10.1177/17479541211011294

Kim, K, Han, K., Kim, C. Lee, Y. & Ham, b (2020). Access to leisure and sports facilities for people with disabilities: A comparison of leisure and sports facilities laws in Korea and the United States. Korean Journal of Adapted Physical Activity & Exercise, 28(4), 17-32.

Kim, J., Yoon, S., Magnusen, M., Yoon, Y., & Kim, K. (2019). Anchored putter ban: An examination of whether anchored putting impacts career success and putting performance. Managerial and Decision Economics. 40 (8). 941-949. https://doi.org/10.1002/mde.3081

Kim, K., Lee, S., & Oh, E. (2018) Athletes with disabilities in the Paralympic Games: a framing analysis of television news.  Managing Sport and Leisure, 23(1), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/23750472.2018.1445976

Teaching Philosophy

Respect and care for the student frames my teaching philosophy and values. The way I respect students has a great impact on their learning, as well as on their life. Respecting all students and their experiences, praising good behavior and work, and using positive reinforcement encourages students to learn.