1. You just received your Doctor of Education in Sport Management from the United States Sports Academy by successfully defending your dissertation entitled Sport Management Internships: Undergraduate Student and Practitioner Perceptions and Expectations. Can you tell us a little about your topic and why you chose it for your dissertation?
When I was in undergraduate school I had a fantastic internship working with the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball at their spring training facility. I saw how important an internship was to getting a job in the sports field. I’ve always been a big believer in internships and I’ve always pushed our students to pursue internships. With my research, I wanted to make sure the practitioners expectations of the internship lined up with what the student expected the internship to be. My thought process was that with both parties on the same page this would lead to the best possible internship.