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

Year Started at JMU: 2012

patejr@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education
  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Professional Interests

Research:

  • Disability sport
  • Experiences of individuals in sport settings
  • Sport communication and media

Teaching:

  • Sport sociology
  • Sport communication
  • Event management
Personal Interests
  • Adapted snow skiing
  • Atlanta Braves baseball
  • Tennessee Volunteers athletics
  • Traveling with my family
  • Personal goal to visit all 50 states
  • Eating good food with good people
Professional Background
  • Turner Sports: Interactive Producer for NASCAR.com (2005-2009)
Current Courses Taught
  • SRM 242: Sociology and Psychology of Sport and Recreation Management
  • SRM 298: Business of College Sport
  • SRM 334: Introduction to Sport Media
Awards and Recognitions
  • University of Tennessee Sport Studies Doctoral Alumni Scholar Award - The Sport Studies Doctoral Alumni Scholar Award honors an alumnus/a of the University of Tennessee’s Sport Studies doctoral program each year. Recipients are invited back to campus for a public scholarship presentation, guest lectures in courses, and meetings with current students and faculty. Award presented in February 2019.
Service
  • Global Sports Mentoring Program (U.S. Department of State): Curriculum and content assistant for disability sport
  • Wintergreen Adaptive Sports: Board of Directors
  • Institute for Human Centered Design Inclusive Sports Initiative: Research Fellow
  • IMG College: Contributor to Championship Publications
  • National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability: Content Contributor
  • 2014 Paralympic Games: Volunteer with Paralympic News Service
  • Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee: Volunteer/Faculty Mentor for JMU Students
Key Publications

Hums, M. A., & Pate, J. R.(2018). The International Paralympic Committee as a governing body. In I. Brittain & A. Beacom (Eds.), Palgrave handbook of Paralympic studies (pp. 173-196).London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Pate, J. R., & Wallace Carr, J. (2017). Exercising inclusion: A case study exploring a fitness center staff’s approach toward serving clients with disabilities. Global Sport Business Journal, 5(3), 52-65. 

Saxe, K., Hardin, R., Taylor, E. A., & Pate, J. R.(2017). Transition blues: The experience of female collegiate student-athletes. Journal of Higher Education Athletics and Innovation, 1(2), 25-48. 

Shonk, D. J., Pate, J. R., Lee, C., & Bosley, A. T. (2017). Examining the psychological commitment and motivation for attending a non-ticketed event: A case study of ESPN’s College GameDay. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 10, 147-161. 

Pate, J. R., Hardin, R., & Hums, M. A. (2017). Exploring motivations of 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games volunteers. Sport Management International Journal, 13(1), 103-121. 

Ruihley, B. J., & Pate, J. R.(2017). For the love of sport: Examining sport emotion through a Lovemarks lens. Communication & Sport, 5(2), 135-159. 

Flosdorf, M., Carr, B., Wallace Carr, J. & Pate, J. R.(2016). An exploration of the sport club president’s experience. Recreational Sports Journal, 40(2), 106-119. 

Pate, J. R., & Shonk, D. J. (2015). An experiential learning trip: Exploring student experiences and motivations for volunteering at the Super Bowl. Sport Management Education Journal, 9,11-24. 

Cottingham II, M., Pate, J. R., & Gearity, B. (2015). Examining ‘inspiration’: Perspectives of stakeholders attending a power wheelchair soccer tournament. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 4, 59-89. 

Pate, J. R., Hardin, R., & Ruihley, B. J. (2014). Speak for yourself: Analysing how U.S. athletes used self-presentation on Twitter during the 2012 London Paralympic Games. International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 15(3/4), 141-162.

Other Publications
  • June 2015 - Dr. Joshua R. Pate (Assistant Professor, Sport and Recreation Management) and Dr. David J. Shonk (Associate Professor, Sport and Recreation Management) published an article, "An experiential learning trip: Exploring student experiences and motivations for volunteering at the Super Bowl," in the spring 2015 issue of Sport Management Education Journal.
  • October 2015 - Dr. Joshua R. Pate (Assistant Professor, Sport and Recreation Management) published “Speak for yourself: Analyzing how U.S. athletes used self-presentation on Twitter during the 2012 London Paralympic Games” in the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, Vol. 15, No. 3/4, 2015. His co-authors are from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Grants

Shapiro, D., Pate, J. R., & Cottingham, M. (September 2017). A multi-institutional comparison of barriers and facilitators of campus adapted and inclusive intramural sports programming for college students with and without disabilities. Submitted to NIRSA’s 2017 Research Grant Program in the amount of $10,000. Award granted for $10,000.

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