Prof. Windy Dees, PhD

Windy Dees, PhD Associate Professor

Prof. Dees received her PhD from Texas A&M University, and has been published in a variety of sport and tourism research journals. Her research is primarily focused on corporate sponsorship effectiveness, brand awareness and consumer attitudes. Read More.

Alicia Jessop, Assistant Professor

Prof. Jessop received her JD from Chapman University School of Law and a BS in Economics from the Colorado School of Mines. Prior to joining UM, Jessop practiced law and in 2012 she launched the widely-read sports law website, RulingSports.com. Since then, she has become a regular sports contributor to Forbes.com and The Huffington Post. Read more.

Tywan Martin, PhD Assistant Professor

Prof. Martin previously worked at Indiana University where he earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees. Martin’s primary research focus is on the influence, persuasion, and impact of media messages on consumer behavior across various platforms.

Susan Mullane, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor

Prof Mullane received her PhD in Higher Education/Sport Administration from the University of Miami. Dr. Mullane teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Administration In addition to leadership and ethics, she has taught conflict management, motivation, and research methods.

Paul Resnick, Sr. Lecturer

He received a M.Sc from Saint Thomas University. Resnick has six years experience working in professional sports, all with the Florida Marlins. His duties included overseeing the Florida Marlins Speakers Bureau, Ballpark Buddies for Youth and coordinating the team newsletter and events calendar.

Warren Whisenant, Professor and Associate Chair

Prior to UM, Prof. Whisenant was a faculty member and program coordinator at the University of Houston. His research, most of which has focused on gender and organizational issues within interscholastic athletics, has been published widely. His professional background includes over twenty years with Hewitt Associates, KFC-USA, and Frito Lay, Inc.

A Roadmap to Educating Sport Business Leaders

Recently, the University of Miami shared their roadmap for educating future sport industry leaders with the Sport Business Journal.


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Meet Your Faculty - Professor Windy Dees

Professor Windy Dees, Ph.D., was recently recognized as a top social influencer among sport business professionals. She is also a top-ranked professor for the online Masters of Education in Sport Administration program at the University of Miami


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Sexism in Tennis Dr. Dees Weighs in on TV

Sexism and discrimination have been a hot topic in the sporting world. Al Jazeera reporter Andy Gallagher paid a visit to University of Miami to speak with Professor Windy Dees, Ph.D.


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How the University of Miami’s Online Students Connect with Faculty

Online students are not off the radar at UM. The same top-notch faculty who teach on campus teach the online degree programs to students all over the world.


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