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Volume 15 Issue 4
Volume 15 Issue 3
Volume 15 Issue 2
Volume 15 Issue 1
Volume 14 Issue 4
Volume 14 Issue 3
Volume 14 Issue 2
Volume 14 Issue 1
Volume 13 Issue 4
Volume 13 Issue 3
Volume 13 Issue 2
Volume 13 Issue 1
Dr. Dan Drane, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance
James H. Humphrey
Department of Kinesiology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Editorial Board Members
William W. Bowden
President and Athletic Consultant, Strategic Management Consultants, College Park, MD, USA
Jennifer Bruenning, Ph.D.
Sport Management, University of Connecticut, USA
Marlene Dixon, Ph.D.
Sport Management, University of Texas, USA
Heidi Grappendorf, Ph.D.
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, USA
Bradley Hatfield, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology, University of Maryland, USA
Colleen McGlone, Ph.D.
Director of Sport Management, Coastal Carolina University, USA
Maria Newton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah, USA
Barbara Osborne, J.D.
Sport Management, University of North Carolina, USA
Associate Director, Paralympic High Performance Track and Field, United States Olympic Committee, USA
Kurt Stahura, Ph.D.
Recreation and Sport Management, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Director of Athletics, University of Maryland, USA
NOTES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
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