The Concordia University Texas Sport Management Faculty Directory is a great resource for anyone interested in pursuing a career in sport management. The faculty directory includes information on each faculty member’s research interests, teaching experience, and contact information.
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Concordia University Texas offers a rigorous curriculum that provides students with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to be successful in the field of sport management. Our faculty members are experienced professionals who are passionate about their work and committed to helping students achieve their goals.
We offer a variety of sport management programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, each designed to help students develop the specific skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen career. Our programs are accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), ensuring that our students receive a high-quality education that will prepare them for success in their chosen field.
The sport management faculty directory provides information on each of our faculty members, including their areas of expertise, research interests, and contact information.
The Concordia University Texas Sport Management degree program is committed to preparing ethical and competent professionals for careers in the sport industry. Our faculty members are experts in their field with a passion for teaching. The Sport Management faculty directory includes:
Dr. David D. Abbott
Dr. David D. Abbott is the Chair of the Sport Management department and an Associate Professor at Concordia University Texas. Dr. Abbott’s research interests focus on leadership and identity in sport organizations and fans. He has presented his work at numerous national and international academic conferences. Dr. Abbott has also been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including “Final Thoughts on the Power of Others,” “Examining Conflict Within Intercollegiate Sport Programs,” and “The Use of Rhetoric by NCAA Division I Football Coaches.” In addition to his academic work, Dr. Abbott has several years of experience working in the sport industry, including with the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and Nolan Ryan’s Express Baseball Club. He also served as the head baseball coach at Concordia University Texas from 2004-2010.
Ms. Jennifer L. Adams
Jennifer Adams is in her 11th season as the head women’s soccer coach and her fourth as the coordinator of women’s soccer operations. She has led the Tornados to 10 winning seasons, six conference tournament appearances, and one conference championship. In 2014, Coach Adams was named TIAA-CREF/CoSIDA Academic All-America® of the Year for NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer, becoming only the second women’s soccer player or coach in Concordia history to earn this prestigious award.
Ms. Stacey L. Anderson
Ms. Stacey Anderson is the Director of Sport Management and an Associate Professor at Concordia University Texas. Ms. Anderson has a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from St. Mary’s University and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Concordia University Texas. Ms. Anderson’s research interests are in the areas of collegiate sport administration, facility and event management, and leadership development in sport organizations.
Mr. Scott D. Bauman
Mr. Scott D. Bauman is the Sport Management Program Director and an Associate Professor of Sport Management in the Department of Kinesiology at Concordia University Texas. He earned his B.S. in Sport Management from St. Cloud State University (Minnesota), M.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota, and Ph.D. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from the University of Northern Colorado. His research interests focus on issues related to intercollegiate athletics, including coaching effectiveness, NCAA compliance, and gender equity in sport. Dr. Bauman has published his research in a number of journals, including the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, International Journal of Exercise Science, Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has also presented his work at national and international conferences, including the North American Society for Sport Management Conference and the International Congress of Applied Psychology Conference. Dr. Bauman is a member of several professional organizations, including the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE), National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA), North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He currently serves as a manuscript reviewer for a number of journals, including the Journal of Applied Biomechanics and International Journal of Physical Education
Ms. Rebecca J. Bernhardt
Ms. Rebecca J. Bernhardt is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Concordia University Texas. She earned her Bachelors degree in Sport Management from St. Ambrose University and her Masters in Sport Administration from Canisius College. Ms. Bernhardt teaches Principles of Sport Marketing, Fundraising for Sport Organizations, and Special Events Planning in Sport. In addition to her academic duties, Ms. Bernhardt serves as the Softball Graduate Assistant Coach at CTX.
Ms. Stephanie L. Betts
Ms. Stephanie L. Betts has served as a Sport Management faculty member at Concordia University Texas since 2012. Prior to joining the Sport Management program, Ms. Betts served as a Sport Management adjunct instructor at a number of colleges and universities in Central Texas, including Angelo State University, St. Mary’s University, and The University of Texas at Austin.
Ms. Betts earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2004 and her Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport Management from Texas State University – San Marcos in 2007.
During her time at Concordia University Texas, Ms. Betts has served as the Sport Management Program Coordinator, helped launch the Sport Marketing Association student chapter on campus, and advised numerous students who have gone on to successful careers in the sport industry.
Dr. Chad D. Bostick
Dr. Chad Bostick is originally from Lampasas, Texas. He earned his B.S. in Sport Management from the University of South Carolina in 2002 and M.Ed. in Exercise Science from Mississippi State University in 2006. In 2013, he completed his doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.
Dr. Bostick has worked in higher education since 2002 in a variety of capacities including: Residence Life, Leadership Education, Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, Intramurals, and Sport Management. Currently, he serves as an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the Sport Management program at Concordia University Texas. His research interests focus on areas of collegiate recreation, experiential learning, leadership development, and intercollegiate athletics.
Dr. Bostick is an active member of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) having served on various committees at the state and national level including the NIRSA foundation board of directors since 2015.
Dr. Keith A. Bowers
Dr. Keith A. Bowers is an Associate Professor of Sport Management in the Business Department at Concordia University Texas. In addition to earning his Ph.D. from The University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Bowers is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, strategic planning and finance for sport organizations, and research methods. Dr. Bowers’ research interests are diverse and include financial reporting issues related to collegiate athletics, budgeting methodologies employed by collegiate athletic departments, and intercollegiate athletics conference realignment decision making processes.
Ms. Kristi K. Bowman
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M.A., Sport Management, Concordia University Irvine
Concentration in Marketing and Promotions
B.S., Physical Education and Sport Studies, Bowling Green State University
Concentration in Athletic Administration
Minors in Coaching and Business Administration
Dr. Carey A. Brewer
Dr. Carey A. Brewer is an Associate Professor of Sport Management and the Program Director of the Sport Management Program at Concordia University Texas. Dr. Brewer has taught a variety of sport management courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Currently, he is teaching Introduction to Sport Management, Event Management, and Issues in Sport Business. Dr. Brewer’s research interests include corporate social responsibility within the sport industry, ethical issues in sport, and international sport business. He has been published in several journals including Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Sport Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Event Management, and International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship. Dr. Brewer has also presented his research at several national and international conferences. Prior to joining Concordia University Texas in 2013, Dr. Brewer served as an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri from 2008-2013
We hope you have enjoyed getting to know the Concordia University Texas sport management faculty. We are proud of the work they do to prepare students for success in the sport industry, and we are grateful for their dedication to our program.
If you have any questions about the program or would like more information, please contact us. We would be happy to chat with you about your interests and career goals.