Emeka Anaza - 2019


Associate 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
Professional Background
  • Journal of Amateur Sport, Editorial Board Member, 2014 - present
  • Journal of Sport, Safety and Security, 2017 - present
Current Courses Taught
  • Foundation of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management – HM/SRM 201
  • Introduction to Sport and Recreation Management – SRM 241
  • Workshop in Sport and Recreation Leadership – Entrepreneurship – SRL 605
  • Human Resource Management and Development in Sport & Recreation – KIN 580
  • Human Resource Management in Sport and Recreation Management – SRM 438
Positions Held
  • Associate Professor, James Madison University, 2019 - present
  • James Madison Faculty Senate, 2017 - present
  • Assistant Professor, James Madison University, 2013 - 2018
  • Conference Planning Committee Convener, AAAD at James Madison University 207 - 2019
  • Learning Partner for Alternative Break Program, 2017 - present
Awards & Recognitions
  • Distinguished Service to AAAD Interdisciplinary Conference 2019
  • JMU UREC's Faculty Fitness Participant, 2019
  • Madison Research Fellow Recipient on MMR 2014

Hallmon, A., Williams-Butler, A., & Anaza, E. (October 18, 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. (June 3, 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. (February, 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. (November 5, 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. (November 4, 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. (May-June, 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.

Key Publications

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. 

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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