November 26, 2014  

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Southern Miss Doctoral Student Receives Award at Conference

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Andrew L. Goldsmith of Easton, Pa., a third-year doctoral student in the School of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi, received the Graduate Student Research Award for his paper and presentation titled “Whistleblowing Intention in Sport: The Role of Motives and Cost-Benefit Analysis” at the Ninth Annual Southern Sport Management Conference in Troy, Ala.

The Southern Sport Management Conference attracts sport management scholars, practitioners and students with current knowledge on industry trends and issues using academic and professional presentations.

“Aside from student research grants, there is no better award than to be recognized as the best among your peers,” said Dr. Matthew Walker, assistant professor and Goldsmith’s adviser of two years. “This is an outstanding accomplishment for a Ph.D. student, and Andy should be proud of both his submitted paper and presentation at the conference”

Upon graduation, Goldsmith seeks to attain a position as a professor in higher education and join the Walker Research Group. “This is the first conference that I entered a student competition as a solo author, and am extremely humbled to be the recipient of their student award,” Goldsmith said.

For information about the School of Human Performance and Recreation and its programs, visit www.usm.edu/hpr.