SMQ Editorial Board


Stephen L. Shapiro, Editor

Stephen L. Shapiro is an associate professor for the Department of Sport and Entertaiment Management at the University of South Carolina.  Shapiro’s line of research is in the areas of sport marketing and finance, with a focus on ticket pricing in the primary and secondary markets and consumer behavior as it relates to both purchase and charitable contribution decisions. Specific research topics include trends and consumer response to demand-based ticket pricing in sport, college athletic donor behavior, luxury suite price determinants, consumer demand in sport, and fantasy sport consumer behavior.

Shapiro has published articles in leading sport management journals including the Journal of Sport ManagementSport Management ReviewSport Marketing Quarterly, European Sport Management Quarterly, the Journal of Sport Behavior, the International Journal of Sport Management, and other notable journals.  He has also authored or co-authored chapters in four sport management textbooks. Additionally, Shapiro is a research fellow with the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and won the Sport Marketing Association's Best Professional Paper in 2010 and 2013. 

Shapiro has participated in numerous grant-funded projects for sport organizations worldwide, including the United States Olympic Committee, the Virginia Tourism Corporation, the National Kidney Foundation of Florida, the US Department of State, the International Cricket Council, the Norfolk Tourism Research Foundation, the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Avalanche, and athletics departments at the University of Memphis, Old Dominion University, the University of Northern Colorado, and the Mountain West Conference. In addition to his work with Sport Marketing Quarterly, Shapiro serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics and Sport and Entertainment Review

Brendan Dwyer, Associate Editor

Brendan Dwyer is an associate professor and the director of research and distance learning at the Center for Sport Leadership at VCU. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics as well as a master's degree and doctorate in sport administration. His academic focus is primarily on the business of sport, but he also has a strong foundation in the social components, technological aspects, and research methods associated with both sport and higher education. Dwyer's research interests center around sport consumer behavior with a distinct focus on the media consumption habits of fantasy sport participants and behavioral patterns of ticket purchasers. Currently, he has articles published in the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Marketing Quarterly, Sport Management Review, European Sport Management Quarterly, Journal of Sport Behavior and the Marketing Management Journal. Dwyer also has over 45 national and international presentations at professional conferences, including the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), Sport Marketing Association, Sport, Physical Activity, Recreation and Law Association, College Sport Research Institute's Scholarly Conference on College Sport, and the North American Society for Sport Sociology.

Dwyer has received over $200,000 in grants and contracts including multiple awards from the NCAA and the US Department of State. In 2009, he won the NASSM Student Research Competition. He has also won the Sport Marketing Association's Best Professional Paper three times (2010, 2013, 2014), and in 2013, he was presented the VCU School of Education's Faculty Scholarship Award. He proudly serves on four editorial boards. In addition to teaching and research, Dwyer has worked with a number of sport organizations including the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Washington Redskins, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond Sports Backers, Special Olympics Virginia, Running USA, the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado State University Athletics, University of Northern Colorado Athletics, Shanghai Football Association, Richmond Strikers, Villa 7, and VCU Athletics.

Matthew B. Walker, Associate Editor

Matthew B. Walker is the chair of the Division of Sport Management, associate department head, and Robert and Mavis Simmons research fellow in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University, where he also serves as the assistant director of the Center for Sport Management Research and Education. Walker’s research and consultancies focus on social program evaluations and strategic processes underpinning organizational outreach efforts across numerous sport industry sectors. He has participated in more than 20 grant-funded research projects (totaling more than $400,000) for sport and related organizations domestically and around the world, including the PGA of America, National Football League, World Golf Foundation, Barclays Bank, USA Archery, Easton Sports Development Foundation, Fulham Football Club Foundation, England Institute of Sport, Fight-4-Change (among others).

Walker has co-authored a scholarly text book, numerous marketing book chapters and industry reports, and has written or contributed to more than 55 peer-reviewed articles in leading scientific journals. His research and consultancy work has offered marketing and management solutions to businesses, NGO’s, and government agencies, helping improve and enhance social and strategic programming efforts. Walker is also the managing editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Management, which serves as an outlet for research centered on enhancing sport business practices around the globe.    

Section Editors

Case Study

Artemisia Apostolopoulou 
Robert Morris University

Sport Marketing and the Law

John Grady
University of South Carolina

Anita Moorman
University of Louisville

Industry Insider

Alan Morse
University of Northern Colorado

Social Media Editor

Richard Campbell
Sonoma State University

Editorial Assistant

Craig Morehead
Indiana State University