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

Year Started at JMU: 2014

Contact Info

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, Temple University
  • M.B.A. and M.S.A., Sports Administration, Ohio University
  • B.S., Physical Electronics, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Professional Interests
  • Sport and well-being
  • Health promotion through physically active leisure
Current Courses Taught
  • SRM333 – Management in Sport and Recreation
  • SRM438 − Human Resources in Sport and Recreation Management
Positions Held
  • 2014-Present, Assistant Professor, Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management, James Madison University
Awards and Recognitions
  • Student Research Competition Winner, the North American Society for Sport Management, 2013
Key Publications

Sato, M., Jordan, J.S., & Funk, D.C. (2015). Distance running event and life satisfaction: A longitudinal study. Journal of Sport Management, 29, 347-361.

Sato, M., Jordan, J.S., Kaplanidou, K., & Funk, D.C. (2014). Determinants of tourists’ expenditure at mass participant sport events: a five-year analysis. Current Issues in Tourism, 17, 763-771.

Sato, M., Jordan, J.S., & Funk, D.C. (2014). The role of physically active leisure for enhancing quality of life. Leisure Sciences, 36, 293-313.

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