Sport Administration – School of Education & Human Development

Sport Administration

The programs in Sport Administration capitalize on the visibility and availability of multiple sport organizations in the Miami area.

The diverse population in the Miami area, the opportunities for a variety of different field experiences and internships, and the strong contingent of faculty in the sport administration field provides students with current state of the art information and opportunities for a variety of research. Students obtain a well-rounded and comprehensive education in the field.


Windy Dees

Associate Professor

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Prof. Dees received her PhD from Texas A&M University, and has been published in a variety of sport and tourism research journals. Her research is primarily focused on corporate sponsorship effectiveness, brand awareness and consumer attitudes.

Tywan Martin

Assistant Professor

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Prof. Martin previously worked at Indiana University where he earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees. Martin’s primary research focus is on the influence, persuasion, and impact of media messages on consumer behavior across various platforms.

Erin McNary

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Prof. McNary received her PhD from Indiana University (IU) and previously taught at IU the past two years. Prior to that, she taught at two different universities in St. Louis, MO (USA) and worked with several sports organizations for six years.

Susan Mullane

Clinical Associate Professor

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Prof Mullane received her PhD in Higher Education/Sport Administration from the University of Miami. Dr. Mullane teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Administration In addition to leadership and ethics, she has taught conflict management, motivation, and research methods.

Paul Resnick

Sr. Lecturer

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He received a M.Sc from Saint Thomas University. Resnick has six years experience working in professional sports, all with the Florida Marlins. His duties included overseeing the Florida Marlins Speakers Bureau, Ballpark Buddies for Youth and coordinating the team newsletter and events calendar.

Warren Whisenant

Professor and Chair

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Prior to UM, Prof. Whisenant was a faculty member and program coordinator at the University of Houston. His research, most of which has focused on gender and organizational issues within interscholastic athletics, has been published widely. His professional background includes over twenty years with Hewitt Associates, KFC-USA, and Frito Lay, Inc.

Claire Zovko

Assistant Professor


Professor Zovko currently teaches Legal Aspects of Sport. She previously, taught Globalization of Sport and International and Comparative Sport Law with ISDE at Columbia University and St. John’s University School of Law. She co-taught Olympic Games & the Law at the University of Miami School of Law and on-site at the Olympic Games in London 2012.

Career Opportunities

A career in sport management gives you the opportunity to combine your work with your passion – and capitalize on a growing career field.

Academic Area Contact

Warren Whisenant

Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences


Merrick Building Rm. 317-5

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