GEORGE CUNNINGHAM
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Office of the Dean
Secondary Dept Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 212 HEATON
355-C Blocker
Mail Stop: 4222
Office Phone: (979) 458-3560
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Directory Title: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Primary Emphasis Area: Sport Management
Vita: View Document
Web Site: http://www.diversityinsport.com/
Short Bio
George B. Cunningham (PhD, The Ohio State University) is a Professor with the Division of Sport Management and also serves as the Director of the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport. He has published over 100 journal articles and book chapter, has written an award-winning textbook Diversity in Sport Organizations, and has received external funding for his research from a variety of entities, including the NCAA. Cunningham served as President of the North American Society for Sport Management during the 2009-2010 academic year.
Research Interests
Diversity
Employee Attitudes
Group Processes
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Melton, E. N., & Cunningham, G. B. (in press). Examining the workplace experiences of sport employees who are LGBT: A social categorization theory perspective. Journal of Sport Management. ** (In Press)

2. Welty Peachey, J., Cohen, A., Cunningham, G. B., Lyras, A., & Bruening, J. (in press). Exploring the motivation of participants to take part in an elite, multinational, sport-fordevelopment event. Event Management (In Press)

3. Welty Peachey, J., Cohen, A., Bruening, J. E., Cunningham, G. B., & Lyras, A. (in press). Exploring the motives and retention factors of sport-for-development volunteers. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly (In Press)

4. Cunningham, G. B. (in press). Interdependence, mutuality, and collective action in sport. Journal of Sport Management (In Press)

5. Cunningham, G. B., & Melton, E. N. (in press). Signals and cues: LGBT inclusive advertising and consumer attraction. Sport Marketing Quarterly * (In Press)

6. Cunningham, G. B., & Melton, E. N. (in press). Varying degrees of support: Understanding parents’ positive attitudes toward LGBT coaches. Journal of Sport Management (In Press)

7. Melton, E. N., & Cunningham, G B. (in press). Who are the champions? Using a multilevel model to examine perceptions of employee support for LGBT inclusion in sport organizations. Journal of Sport Management * (In Press)

8. Nite, C., Singer, J.N., & Cunningham, G.B. (2013). Addressing competing logics between the mission of a religious university and the demands of intercollegiate athletics. Sport Management Review, 16(4), 465-476

9. Cunningham, G. B., Miner, K., & McDonald, J. (2013). Being different and suffering the consequences: The influence of head coach-player racial dissimilarity on experienced incivility. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 48, 689-705

10. Cunningham, G. B., & Melton, E. N. (2013). Contact with lesbian and gay friends moderates the relationships among religious fundamentalism, sexism, and sexual prejudice. The Journal of Sex Research, 50, 401-408. ** *

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Using a Community Health Development Intervention to Build Community Capacity, Core Research Project within the Center for Community Health Development.
DHHS-PHS-CDC (Federal)
2011/09/30 - 2014/09/29
Total Funding: 18,681.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
David Waltemyer (Fall, 2006), Ph.D.
Melanie Sartore (Summer, 2007), Ph.D.
Jacqueline McDowell (Spring, 2008), Ph.D.
Claudia Benavides Espinoa (Spring, 2009), Ph.D.
Jae Deock Lee (Summer, 2009), Ph.D.
Thomas Aicher (Summer, 2009), Ph.D.
Brian McCullough (Spring, 2011), Ph.D.
Elizabeth Melton (Summer, 2012), Ph.D.
Tiffany Hooks (Spring, 2013), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editor (2012 - ). Journal of Intercollegiate Sport

Assoc Editor (2012 - ). Journal of Sport Management

Editorial Board Member (2011 - ). International Journal of Sport Communication

Assoc Editor (2008 - ). Sport Management Review

Editorial Board Member (2007 - ). Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education

Assoc Editor (2007 - ). Sex Roles

Editorial Board Member (2006 - ). International Journal of Sport Management

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2009). Director.  Laboratory for Diversity in Sport

(2008). President-Elect.  North American Society for Sport Management

(2005). Chair.  North American Society for Sport Management Research Fellow Committee

(2005). Officer.  North American Society for Sport Management

Awards

(2010). Arnstrong Scholar Award.  Awarded

(2009). Director.  Office of Sport Management Informatics

(2009). Chair.  North American Society for Sport Management

(2008). Choice Outstanding Title.  American Library Association

(2002). Winner: Recategorization as a strategy for managin.  North American Society for Sport Management Student Research Competition

(2001). Finalist.  North American Society for Sport Management Student Research Competition

(2000). Finalist.  North American Society for Sport Management Student Research Competition

(1998). Man of the Year.  Midwestern State University

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