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Assistant Professor, Hart School
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Areas of Expertise
  • Equity and Inclusion in Sport
  • Sport and Health
  • Sport Labor Migration
  • Gender in Sports
  • Sport Governance and Policy Sport for Social Change
  • Ph.D., Sport Management, University of Georgia - 2021
  • M.S. Ed., Sport Studies, Southern Illinois University - 2016
  • M.A., Journalism and History, University of Giessen, Germany
Positions Held
  • Assistant Professor, Sport Management, Western Illinois University, 2021-2022
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Georgia, 2017-2021
  • Public Affairs/Internal Professional Communications Intern, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, 2016-2017
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2014-2016
  • Marketing Manager, INOVA Technology, Jersey City, 2012-2014
Select Publications

Sonkeng, K. (2022). The digital world of sport. The Impact of emerging media on sports news, information, and journalism. Journal of Sport Management.

Sonkeng, K., & Chepyator-Thomson, J. R. (2020). Exploring the healing touch of pickup basketball as a self-care method for educators and helping professionals: An ethnographic approach. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 12(4), 465-480.

Sonkeng, K., & Chepyator-Thomson, J. R. (2020). Examination of Policy Influences on Player Migration and Socio-cultural Impacts in European Professional Basketball. International Journal of Sport Management, 21(2), 101-131.

Chepyator-Thomson, J. R., Ojo, A., Sonkeng, K., Traore, K. (2020). Youth, globalization, and society in Africa and its diaspora. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Hazzaa, R., Sonkeng, K., & Yoh, T. (2018). Antecedents and consequences of student-athletes contentment with academic services. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 11(1), 65-81

Awards and Recognitions
  • Graduate School Emerging Leaders Program, University of Georgia - 2020-2021
  • Saeeda Peermahomed Award, Department of International Student Life at the University of Georgia - 2020
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Department of International Student Life at the University of Georgia - 2020
  • Dissertation Completion Award, University of Georgia Graduate School - 2020-2021
  • Mary Ella Lunday Soule Scholarship Award, Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia; $51,608 award - 2020-2021
  • NAFSA Region VII Advocacy Day Travel Grant, Division of Student Affairs at the University of Georgia - 2020

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