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Student Officers

Accessibility and Interaction for All 

     The student board acts on behalf of students across North America throughout the year and is their voice at the executive council meetings leading up to each NASSM conference. The student board organizes and hosts a meeting for all student delegates to attend during the annual conference. What distinguishes a great student experience from a good student experience is in large part due to the interactive nature of the conference. Part of the board's responsibility is to ensure that each conference offers a positive social environment for networking, professional development sessions, and workshops where students can meet, interact and learn from practicing sport managers and professors in the field of sport.

Your NASSM Student Officers for the 2019/2020 academic year are listed below. Click their names for more information.

Dominique Kropp - Student Board President

Dominique Kropp
School Affiliation
University of Kansas
Email
dominique.kropp@ku.edu
Advisor
Dr. Jordan Bass

Dominique Kropp is a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas. She is currently a 3rd year Ph.D. student in sport management. Dominique graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Administration and Spanish from the University of Nebraska Kearney.  While pursuing a Master of Arts degree in sport management from Washington State University, Dominique worked as Interim Compliance Coordinator in the University of Nebraska Kearney athletics department.  Upon completion of her Master’s Degree, Dominique moved from Kearney, NE to Lawrence, KS to pursue her doctoral degree.  While her passion lies in teaching, Dominique also enjoys tutoring student-athletes at the University of Kansas and conducting research in regard to student-athlete academics.  In her free time, Dominique loves spending time with friends and family (including her 3 cats), cooking, and watching sports.

Jeff Farr - Student Board Representative (Student Social)

Jeff Farr
School Affiliation
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email
Jrfarr2@illinois.edu
Advisor
Drs. B. Christine Green and Jules Woolf

Jeff Farr is entering his fourth year at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, where he is currently a doctoral candidate. He received his BJ in Journalism and M.S.Kin from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to having sales experience, he has two decades of experience in the service industry where he worked in guest-facing roles and event management, including multiple years each at the Ballpark in Arlington (home of the Texas Rangers) and TOPGOLF. He has not previously served as a member of the NASSM Student Board, but he is looking forward to the opportunity to do so in the coming year. His research interests focus on how families and youth sport are related, with an underpinning desire to make youth sport opportunities more accessible, enjoyable, and successful for youth sport participants and their families.

Kerri Bodin - Student Board Representative (Student-Faculty Mentor Initiative)

Kerri Bodin
School Affiliation
University of Ottawa
Email
Kbodi036@uottawa.ca
Advisor
Dr. Marijke Taks

Kerri Bodin is a PhD student at the University of Ottawa in the School of Human Kinetics. She completed her BKin at the University of British Columbia, and her MA at Western University. Her MA research was on the role of the Canada Games in the Canadian sport system. Her PhD research will be on policy objectives of non-mega sports events, and event impact on host community residents. Kerri has served as the student representative on the NASSM Marketing and Communications Committee for the past two years. In her spare time she enjoys connecting with family and friends both near and far, and spends time running and cycling. 

Georgia Teare - Student Board Representative (Student Symposium)

Georgia Teare
School Affiliation
University of Ottawa
Email
gtear027@uottawa.ca
Advisor
Dr. Marijke Taks

Georgia Teare is a second year PhD student at the University of Ottawa, School of Human Kinetics. She completed both her BA (Recreation and Sport Business, Tourism Option), and her MA (Recreation and Leisure Studies) at the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on leveraging youths’ passive consumption of sport for their active participation in physical activity. Before starting her Doctoral studies, Georgia worked as the Engagement Coordinator in the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Waterloo, where she facilitated numerous professional development opportunities for students, staff, and faculty. She quickly realized her passion for graduate student professional development and had the opportunity to continue to do work in this area through serving on the 2018-19 NASSM student board. Outside of university-life, Georgia enjoys travelling, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Gabrielle Salomon - Student Representative - Diversity Committee

Gabrielle Salomon
School Affiliation
Manchester Metropolitan University
Email
gabrielle.a.salomon@stu.mmu.ac.uk
Advisor
Dr. Nicolas Scelles

Gabrielle Salomon is a PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University within the Business School Sport Policy Unit. She completed her BS in Sport and Recreation Management at Temple University within the School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management. Her MSc is also  in Sport Management and is from Ulster University. Her PhD research works as an extension to her MSc dissertation. Gabrielle is investigating gender equity within the sport management workplace. Prior to her time pursing academia, Gabrielle worked/volunteered for non-profit sport organizations across the US and EU. Gabrielle is a new member of the NASSM Student Board, and is excited to contribute to the overall mission. In her spare time, Gabrielle enjoys watching live sport and relaxing with her dog.

 

Bo Yu - Student Representative - Marketing and Communications Committee

Bo Yu
School Affiliation
Texas A&M University
Email
boyu@tamu.edu
Advisor
Dr. Gregg Bennett

Bo Yu is a third-year Ph.D. student in Sport Management from Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. Bo completed his MS in Physical Education at University of New Mexico, and earned both his master and bachelor degrees in English from Beijing Jiaotong University in China. His primary research interests focus on consumer behaviors and athlete brands in both sports and eSports contexts. Bo is excited to serve as a student representative on the NASSM Marketing and Communications Committee. Outside of university life, Bo likes to play tennis with friends and enjoys traveling.

 

Mary Beth Chambers - Student Representative - Strategic Planning Committee

Mary Beth Chambers
School Affiliation
Troy University
Email
mchambers155429@troy.edu

Mary Beth is a current 3rd year doctoral student at Troy University.  Her research interests center around modeling the organizational capacity of non-profit sport organizations.  She is a 20+ year veteran of the sport industry, both as a practitioner and an academic.  As a practitioner, she interned with the USOPC, was a media volunteer for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, served as marketing director for an LPGA golf tourney, corporate sales executive for the NBA Detroit Pistons, marketing director for the US Olympic Canoe/Kayak team, VP of Ticket Sales & Marketing for the Charlotte Checkers, among other roles.  As an academic, she worked at Belmont Abbey College for seven years as a Sport / Motorsport Management Faculty, and Motorsport Management Program Director.  She currently serves as the Global Sport Management Graduate Program Director and Undergraduate Sport Management Department Chair for Pfeiffer University.  She and her husband Matt reside in Charlotte, NC, with their teenage daughters Erika and Erinn.