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Tim Kellison

Director of the Sport and Urban Policy Initiative. Kellison’s primary areas of research focus on the politics of public stadium financing, urban and regional planning, and environmentally sustainable design. The unifying theme of his scholarship is the study of the ways in which sport organizations act as community leaders with respect to various sociopolitical issues. His work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, and European Sport Management Quarterly.

Beth Cianfrone

Beth Cianfrone

Co-Director of the Sport and Urban Policy Initiative. Cianfrone’s research focuses on sport marketing communications and sport consumer behavior. Additionally, she serves as the GSU Sport Administration Graduate Program Director. A Research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management, Cianfrone has published in many prestigious international journals, such as Journal of Sport Management, International Journal of Sport Communication, Sport Management Review, Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, and International Journal of Sports Marketing & Sponsorship.