R. Aubrey W. Kent

Associate Professor, Sport Management, Temple University
1810 North 13th Street
Speakman Hall 349 E
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Dr. Kent joined the Temple sport management program in the Fall of 2008 after serving for the past 9 years as director and graduate coordinator of the sport management program at Florida State University. Dr. Kent is also currently serving as past-president of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). At Temple, he will serve as acting-program director and will be the head the newly established Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC), while directly overseeing research within the Center in the area of sport and social responsibility.

Over his career, Dr. Kent has focused his sport industry research in the area of industrial/organizational psychology, and more recently in the area of corporate social responsibility. Inducted in 2006 as a NASSM Research Fellow, his work has been published in numerous journals, including articles in the Journal of Sport Management, The European Journal of Sport Management, Sport Marketing Quarterly, Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, International Journal of Coaching Science, North American Journal of Psychology, Management Decision, Journal of Education for Business, International Sports Journal, and The Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. He has presented his work to audiences around the world, including conferences in the US, Canada, South America, and Europe.

Dr. Kent has supervised twelve doctoral dissertations in sport management, including two NASSM research award winners. He teaches courses in management, finance, and current issues in sport, and has taught several groups in Europe through international study programs.