Emeka Anaza - 2019


Associate Professor, Lecturer, Hart School
Year Started at JMU: 2013
Contact Info

  • Ph.D., Recreation, Sport, and Tourism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Spring 2014
  • M.S.E., Kinesiology (Sport Management), Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Summer 2009
  • B.S., Management, Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Management
Professional Interests
  • Recreation, Leisure, and Sport Constraints
  • Sport Spectatorship
  • Gender Equity Policies
  • Diversity Initiatives
  • Sub-Saharan Research
Personal Interests
  • Traveling
  • Sports
  • Languages
Courses Taught
  • HM/SRM 201 - Foundation of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management
  • SRM 241 - Introduction to Sport and Recreation Management
  • SRL 605 - Workshop in Sport and Recreation Leadership – Entrepreneurship
  • KIN 580 - Human Resource Management and Development in Sport & Recreation
  • SRM 438 - Human Resource Management in Sport and Recreation Management
Positions Held
  • Associate Professor, James Madison University, 2019 - present
  • Assistant Professor, James Madison University, 2013 - 2018
Professional Background
  • Journal of Amateur Sport, Editorial Board Member, 2014 - present
  • Journal of Sport, Safety and Security, 2017 - present
  • Editorial Board Member, The Journal of Amateur Sport
  • Faculty Senate, Nominations and Elections Committee, James Madison University
  • Sigma rho Mu's (sport and recreation fraternity) Advisor, James Madison University
Awards & Recognitions
  • CFaR (Center for Facilities Research) Research Award. Presented - July 21, 2021
  • Distinguished Service to AAAD Interdisciplinary Conference 2019
  • JMU UREC's Faculty Fitness Participant, 2019
  • Madison Research Fellow Recipient on MMR 2014
Key Publications

Park, M., Anaza, E., Shin, H., Pack, S. M. & Chitiyo, M. (2020). Relationship between physical activity and quality of life, Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 20(6), 3467-3477.

Anaza, E. & Hallmon, A. (2020). Thoughts and attitudes towards mimicking Athletics Regulations and Policy Interpretations similar to title IX. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 365-386 DOI: 10.1080/19406940.2020.1799842.

Hallmon, A., Anaza, E., Fernandez, M. & Sandoval, A. (2020). Black mothers recreational choices for their children: A critical race theory story. Annals of Leisure Research, 21(5), 1 - 15. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2020.1769

Pate, J. R., Scroggins, C. & Anaza, E. (2019). Reverse integration through wheelchair basketball: Exploring participants' view of sport for people with disabilities. Journal of Contemporary Athletics, 13(3), 197-208.

Anaza, E. (2017). Benefits derived from recreation and sport leisure that motivate participation. International Journal of Arts and Humanities (IJAH) Ethiopia, 6(3), 51-64.

Anaza, E., & McDowell, J. (2017). Think sport think man? An exploration of what causes and emboldens sexism within Nigerian sport programs. International Journal of Sport Management, 18, 372-400.

McDowell, J. & Anaza, E. (2016). An exploration of students’ conceptualization of affirmative action in sport management careers. International Journal of Sport Management, 17(1), 102-128. 

Nowlin, E., Anaza, N. & Anaza, E. (2015). Salesperson resistance to sharing market intelligence in emerging sub-Saharan African markets. The Journal of Marketing Channels, 22, 93-107. 10.1080/1046669X.2015.1018075


Hallmon, A., Williams-Butler, A. & Anaza, E. (2017). The role of sport as a significant out-of-school activity for black youth. Poster presented at the National Alliance of Social Workers in Sport (NASWIS) conference in Dallas, TX.  

Pate, J., Anaza, E., & Scroggins, C. (2017). Reverse integration through Wheelchair Basketball: Motivations and Experiences of Participants. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM 2017), Denver, Colorado

Hayslett, A. I., & Anaza, E. (2017). Risk management strategies and indicators of its effectiveness for athletic facility managers of NCAA Division I, II, and III. Paper presented at the 2017 Annual Stadium Managers Association Conference, Huntington Beach, California.

Anaza, E., Park, M., Jang, I. & Han, J. (2016). Analyzing financial information about charity-affiliated sporting events. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Sociology Conference, Tampa, FL.

Anaza, E., Been, N., Chin, J., Hallmon, A., Hardell, E., Long, M., Morris, E. & Price, N. (2016). Socio-Cultural trends that influence youth motivation and enjoyment in sport. Roundtable discussion at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) 2016, Tampa FL.

Shonk, D., Pate, P., Sato, M. & Anaza, E. (2016). The influence of athletic identity on career exploration in intercollegiate athletics: Examining a mid-sized university considering a move from FCS to FBS in football. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference, Orlando, FL.

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