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

Year Started at JMU: 2014

satomx@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education
  • 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
  • Sport events
  • Health promotion
Personal Interests
  • Track and Field
  • Running
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
  • Research Fellow Award, the North American Society for Sport Management, 2019
  • Student Research Competition Winner, the North American Society for Sport Management, 2013
Key Publications

Sato, M., Inoue, Y., Du, J., & Funk, D.C. (2019). Access to parks and recreational facilities, physical activity, and healthcare costs for older adults: Evidence from U.S. counties. Journal of Leisure Research, 50, 220-238 

Sato, M., Jordan, J.S., & Funk, D.C. (2019). Behavioral correlates of psychological involvement: A two-year study. Journal of Sport Management, 33, 148-160 

Sato, M., Jordan, J.S., Funk, D.C., & Sachs, L.S. (2018). Running involvement and life satisfaction: The role of personality. Journal of Leisure Research, 48, 28-45 

Sato, M., Yoshida, M., Wakayoshi, K., & Shonk, D.J. (2017). Event satisfaction, leisure involvement, and life satisfaction at a walking event: The mediating role of life domain satisfaction. Leisure Studies, 36, 605-617. 

Sato, M., Jordan, J.S., & Funk, D.C. (2016). A distance-running event and life satisfaction: The mediating roles of involvement. Sport Management Review, 19, 536–549. 

Sato, M., Du, J., & Inoue, Y. (2015). Rate of physical activity and community health: Evidence from US Counties. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 13, 640–648. 

Sato, M., Jordan, J.S., & Funk, D.C. (2015). Distance running events 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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