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Sport management professor named Fellow of National Academy of Kinesiology

James Zhang

James Zhang, a professor of sport management in the College of Education, was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology.

Coordinator of the sport management program in the kinesiology department, Zhang teaches and studies sport consumer and organizational behaviors. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in sport management and is leading the development of an international center for sport management education and research at UGA.

To become a Fellow in the Academy, a faculty member must make significant scholarly contributions to the field and take leadership roles in professional associations for more than 10 years.

There have been only 533 members elected to the Academy since its inception in 1926. Zhang will be UGA’s 10th member. He will be inducted in September at the Academy’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas.