Josh Pate

Josh Pate

Department: Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management 

Areas of expertise:

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

Josh Pate has personal experience in sport communication and event management with sporting events of all sizes. He regularly takes students on experiential learning trips to large sporting events, where they participate as volunteers while also learning the logistics of the event and its impact on the surrounding communities. In addition to his instruction in these areas, he researches disability sport, the experience of individuals in sport settings and sport communication and media.

Pate earned his bachelor's degree in sport management, his master's degree in communications and his doctorate in sport management from the University of Tennessee.


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