GEORGE CUNNINGHAM
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, 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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Other Title: Professor
Directory Title: Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research
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 and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research in the College of Education and Human Development. He holds the Marilyn Kent Byrne Chair for Student Success and serves as the director of the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, has authored an award-winning book (Diversity in Sport Organizations), and has received funding from a variety of entities to support his research. Cunningham is the former president of both the North American Society for Sport Management and Aggie Allies.
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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