Assistant Professor, Hart School of Hospitality, Sport, and Recreation Management

Year Started at JMU: 2013

Contact Info

  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Spring 2014)
  • M.A. Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Summer 2009)
  • B.A. Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Fall 2005)
Professional Interests
  • Recreational and Leisure Sports and Constraints Negotiation
  • Sport Spectatorship
  • Implications of Gender Equity Laws
  • Diversity Initiatives and Process of Deinstitutionalization
  • Social Responsibility and Mobilization for Charity Sporting Events
Personal Interests
  • Traveling and Enjoying New Experiences
  • Coaching Soccer
  • Being with Friends and Family
  • Eating Good Food
  • Communicating with Students
Current Courses Taught
  • SRM 241- Intro to Sport and Recreation Management
  • HM/SRM 201 – Foundations in Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management
Positions Held
  • Shenandoah Valley United, Inc. Coach, fall 2013 - present
  • SVU offers a variety of programs which will encourage players to reach the level to which they aspire by providing dedicated coaches and exceptional training in a fun and positive environment.
  • Illinois Leadership Center Mentor, spring 2012 – present
  • This program provides opportunities for students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to develop leadership skills through mentoring.
  • Mid-American Alliance for African Studies (MASSS), 2012 – present
  • North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), 2009 – present
  • North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), 2009 - present
  • Dr. Emeka A. Anaza (September, 2015) presented “Service firm identification from an outsider’s or better yet an immigrant’s point of view” at the Academy of Marketing Sciences in Denver, Colorado. His co-presenter is from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
  • Dr. Emeka A. Anaza and Dr. Angela I. Hayslett (September, 2015) presented a paper, “Danger lurks! Does risk management work? Effectiveness of risk management strategies at university athletic venues,” at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference in Ottawa, Ontario.
Key Publications

Anaza, E., & McDowell, J. (2013). Constraints restricting Nigerian women from participation in Recreational Sport Activities (RSAs). Journal of Leisure Research, 45, 324-344.

Anaza, E., Park, M., Yoh, T., & Choi, Y. S. (2013). Examining constraints restricting college students from attending women’s intercollegiate sporting events. International Journal of Sport Management, 14(3), 249-270.

Anaza, E. (2011). Atlanta Falcons. In L. E. Swayne &, J. G. Golson (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Other Publications

Dr. Emeka A. Anaza (September, 2015) published “Salesperson resistance to sharing market intelligence in emerging sub-Saharan African markets” in the Journal of Marketing Channels, 22, 93-107. His co-authors are from Kansas State University and Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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