GEORGE CUNNINGHAM
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs , Health and Kinesiology
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Office#: 802D Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4222
Office Phone: (979) 845-5311
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Other Title: Professor
Directory Title: Professor and 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 and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. He holds the Marilyn Kent Byrne Chair for Student Success, serves as the director of the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport, and holds a joint appointment in the Women's and Gender Studies Program. He has published over 180 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. Lee, W., & Cunningham, G. B. (in press). A picture is worth a thousand words: The influence of signaling, organizational reputation, and applicant race on attraction to sport organizations. International Journal of Sport Management. * (In Press)

2. Cunningham, G. B. (in press). Creating and sustaining workplace cultures supportive of LGBT employees in college athletics. Journal of Sport Management. (In Press)

3. Welty Peachey, J., Bruening, J., Cohen, A., Lyras, A., & Cunningham, G. B. (in press). Examining social capital development among volunteers of a multinational sport-fordevelopment event. Journal of Sport Management. (In Press)

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. Steward, A. D., & Cunningham, G. B. (in press). Racial identity and its impact on job applicants. Journal of Sport Management (In Press)

7. Welty Peachey, J., Cunningham, G. B., Bruening, J. L., Cohen, A., & Lyras, A. (in press). The influence of a sport-for-peace event on prejudice and change agent selfefficacy. Journal of Sport Management. (In Press)

8. Melton, E. N., & Cunningham, G. B. (2014). Examining the workplace experiences of sport employees who are LGBT: A social categorization theory perspective. Journal of Sport Management, 28, 21-33

9. Welty Peachey, J., Cunningham, G. B., Lyras, A., Cohen, A., & Bruening, J. (2014). Exploring participant motives to take part in an elite, multinational, sport-fordevelopment event. Event Management, 18, 153-168

10. Welty Peachey, J., Cohen, A., Bruening, J. E., Cunningham, G. B., & Lyras, A. (2014). Exploring the motives and retention factors of sport-for-development volunteers. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 43, 1052-1069

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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)

Aggieland's Community-Campus Partnership for Health: Brazos Valley Youth Engaged Actively for Health! (BV YEAH!). (PI)
TAMU Dean of Faculties (State)
2014/09/01 - 2016/08/31
Total Funding: 200,000.
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.
Woojun Lee (Spring, 2015), 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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