Dr. Michael W. Jackson

Professor & Director of Graduate Programs in Sport and Recreation Administration
Sport & Recreation Management
1810 North 13th Street
Speakman Hall 372
Philadelphia, PA 19122
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Dr. Michael W. Jackson is a professor in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, specializing in Sports Administration. He received his terminal degree from Indiana University in Health and Safety where he also had a strong concentration in Administration and Television Production. Dr. Jackson has a very extensive academic, administrative and athletic background as a participant, teacher, coach and administrator at various levels.

His primary responsibility at Temple University has been to develop, direct and to stabilize the graduate Sport / Recreation Administration Program. This program has seen tremendous growth and recognition primarily through the establishment of internship sites and relationships which have led to job opportunities with colleges, corporations, professional franchises, high schools, fitness / training centers, entertainment parks, athletic and sport facilities.

Dr. Jackson is actively involved in student recruitment, course development, and advisement of theses / projects and dissertations. In addition to his work with the sport / recreation administration program, he is frequently called upon to consult or speak upon various subjects such as: selling / promotions / fund raising in sports administration, athletics and physical education, design and operation of physical education and athletic facilities, selection of agents by student-athletes, drug problems in sports, career opportunities in sport/recreation administration, recruitment of both able and disabled graduate students, and conditioning and training techniques for high performance athletes and sports participants. During 1996 and 1997 he was selected to serve as a member of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Governor's Sports and Exposition Facilities Task Force.