Josh Pate - 2021

 

Associate Professor, Hart School
Year Started at JMU: 2012
patejr@jmu.edu
Contact Info

Education
  • Ph.D., Sport Management, University of Tennessee
  • M.S., Communications, University of Tennessee
  • B.S., Sport Management, 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
Courses Taught
  • SRM 242: Sociology and Psychology of Sport & Recreation Management
  • SRM 482: Internship in Sport & Recreation Management
  • SRL 620: Facility Management in Sport & Recreation Leadership
Professional Background
  • Interactive Producer, Turner Sports, 2005-2009
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
  • Associate Editor, Sport Management Education Journal
  • Accessibility Committee, James Madison University
  • Disability Studies Minor Steering Committee, James Madison University
Key Publications

Shapiro, D., Pate, J. R. & Cottingham, M. (2020). A multi-institutional review of college campus adapted intramural sports programming for college students with and without a disability. Recreational Sports Journal. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1558866120952093

McKay, C., Pate, J. R., Mirabito, T. & Anaza, E. (2020). Engaging with wheelchair basketball: Analyzing viewer attitudes and actions toward The Rebound: A Wheelchair Basketball Documentary. Sport in Society. https://doi.org/10/1080/17430437.2020.1816964

Shapiro, D., Pate, J. R. & Cottingham, M. (2020). A multi-institutional review of college campus adapted intramural sports programming for college students with and without a disability. Recreational Sports Journal, 44(2), 109-125. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1558866120952093

Pate, J. R., Scheadler, T., Spellings, C., Malnati, A. & Hillyer, S. (2020). "Sport as a tool for community leaders of people with disabilities: Exploring an innovative, immersive exchange training program." Managing Sport and Leisure Special Issue: Organizational Innovation in Sport for Development and Peace, 23(3), 146-160.

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

Pate, J. R., Scheadler, T., Spellings, C., Malnati, A. & Hillyer, S. (2020). Sport as a tool for community leaders of people with disabilities: Exploring an innovative, immersive exchange training program. Managing Sport and Leisure Special Issue: Organizational Innovation in Sport for Development and Peace, 23(3), 146-160.

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

Pate, J. R., & Bragale, D. (2019). Challenges of an established amateur sport: Exploring how wheelchair basketball grows and thrives through a sport development lense. Journal of Amateur Sport, 5(1), 50-75.

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.

Other Publications

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.

  • 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

Pate, J. R. (May 2021). Sport, disability, and a global pandemic: How community leaders serve the disability population amid COVID-19. Submitted to the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport, and Recreation Management 2021 Sport and Recreation Management Faculty Summer Crotty Grant program in the amount of $3,000. Award granted for $5,000.

Pate, J. R. & Shonk, D. J. (May 2019). Major League Baseball stadiums and accessibility features for people with disabilities. Submitted to the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport, and Recreation Management 2019 Faculty Summer Grant program in the amount of $3,000. Award granted for $3,000.

Pate, J. R. (May 2018). Addressing disability barriers through global community sport leaders. Submitted to the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport, and Recreation Management 2018 Faculty Summer Grant program in the amount of $3,000. Award granted for $3,000.

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 NIRSAs 2017 Research Grant Program in the amount of $10,000. Award granted for $10,000.

Pate, J. R. & Moran, T. (October 2015). Different spokes: Using wheelchair basketball to promote ability awareness in sport. Submitted to ServiceSource Foundation in the amount of $20,000. Award donated for $20,000.

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