General

Douglas Michele Turco is Professor of Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State University. His primary research interests are in the areas of sport and tourism marketing, event economic impact assessment, and market research. He has made numerous national and international presentations, and is the author or co-author of articles that appear in Sport Marketing Quarterly, Journal of Tourism Studies, Journal of Travel Research, and Current Issues in Tourism. He co-authored the book, Sport and Event Marketing, as well as several other books, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He earned his academic degrees from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and the University of New Mexico.

Laurence Chalip is a senior lecturer with the Faculty of Business and Hotel Management at Griffith University's Gold Coast Campus in Queensland, Australia. He has worked in New Zealand, Korea, Australia, and the USA in sport as an administrator, coach, and researcher.

James Thoma is a professor of sport management and chairman of the Department of Physical Education, Health, Sports Medicine, and Sport Management at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio.

Ronald Althouse is a professor of sociology, a past chairperson of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and director of the Survey and Research Center at West Virginia University.

Ronald Althouse is a professor of sociology, a past chairperson of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and director of the Survey and Research Center at West Virginia University.

Dana Brooks is a professor and dean at West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.

Dana Brooks is a professor and dean at West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.

Craig Esherick is an associate professor of sport management at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

Philip H. Caskey, MA, MS, is a social studies educator at University High School in Morgantown, West Virginia, teaching civics and world history.

Brad Schultz, PhD, is a former professor at the School of Journalism & New Media at the University of Mississippi.

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