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Jim Evans

Dr. Jim Evans

Assistant Professor


Jim Evans, J.D., Ph.D. serves as Assistant Professor of Sport Management in the School of Marketing. He earned B.A. degrees in English and history at Louisiana State University in 2006 and a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2009. After working as an attorney in private practice in Memphis, Tennessee, for several years, Dr. Evans returned to academia to earn an M.S. in sport management from Louisiana State University in 2016 and a Ph.D. in sport management from The Ohio State University in 2019. Dr. Evans' main teaching interests include sport law, sport analytics, and sport finance. His research primarily focuses on legal issues in college athletics, risk management and security in sport, and quantitative research methodology.

  • PHD - Ohio State University (2019)
  • MS - Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (2016)
  • JD - University of Alabama (2009)
  • BA - Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (2006)

SM 612 - Financial Management in Sport
SM 676 - Trends and Issues in Sport

  • The influence of expectancies on consumer behavior: From BIRGing to COFFing, International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing,
  • Sexual violence prevention among intercollegiate athletes, recreational athletes, and non-athletes: Environmental considerations for program interventions, Journal of Sport Social Work, 2022
  • Implementation and evaluation of mock trial within undergraduate sport law curriculum, Sport Management Education Journal, 2022
  • Social determinants of collegiate recreational sport involvement and outcomes, Leisure/Loisir, 2021
  • North American Society for Sport Management
  • Sport and Recreation Law Association
  • American Association of University Professors

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Areas of Expertise

Sport Law, Risk Management, Quantitative Methods