John Vincent, Ph.D.

Professor & Graduate Coordinator of Sport Administration/Management

The University of Alabama
College of Education
Department of Kinesiology
Box 870312
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0312
Email: vincent@ua.edu
Telephone: (205) 348-8369
Office: 2010 Moore Hall

Areas of Specialty: Sport Sociology, Sport Communication & Sport Marketing

BIO

Dr. John Vincent is a Professor and Graduate Coordinator of the Master of Arts in Kinesiology with coursework focusing on Sport Administration in the Department of Kinesiology. Dr. Vincent has extensive experience in youth and high school sports, university recreation, and intercollegiate athletics. He teaches sport administration, sport sociology, and sport marketing courses. His main research focus is on how media discourses shape, (re)produce, and reflect issues of national identity, gender, and race in the context of major international sporting events. Dr. Vincent has published numerous scholarly articles and textbook chapters that have examined how newspaper narratives frame ideologies about national identity politics during the Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cup, and the Championship at Wimbledon. He also has published extensively about branding in the context of professional sports, intercollegiate athletics, and higher education. He has authored over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in academic textbooks and his scholarship was recognized when he was selected for the University of Alabama 2014 College of Education McCrory Faculty Research Excellence Award and the University of Alabama 2015 President’s Faculty Research Award for Education. Dr. Vincent is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Sport Communication and Managing Sport and Leisure. He has served as a guest reviewer for many scholarly journals and has worked as an external committee member and an examiner on thesis and dissertations at several international universities.

Recent Publications

Vincent J. and Lee. J. W. Lee. (In Press).  Personality Archetypes and Branding in Higher Education. In J. W. Lee, B.A. Cianfrone, E. A. Gregg (eds.). Branding in Higher Ed: Every University Tells A Story.  Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Vincent, J. Lee, J., Hull, K., & Hill. J.S. (2020). “Where Legends Are Made”: A case study of an advertising and branding campaign at the University of Alabama. International Journal of Sport Communication, 13(1), 97-128.

Vincent, J., Harris, J., Kian, E. M. & Billings, A.C. (2019). The Isles of Wonder – A New Jerusalem? British  newspaper narratives about opening ceremony the XXXth Olympiad. Sport in Society, 22(7), 1275-1296.

Vincent, J. (2019). “You’ve come a long way baby” but when will you get to deuce?: The media   (re)presentation of women‘s tennis in the post Open Era. In R. Lake (ed.). Routledge Handbook of Tennis: History, Culture and Politics (pp.223-233). London: Routledge.

Vincent, J., Hill J. S., Billings, A.C., Harris, J., & C. D. Massey. (2018). “We are GREAT Britain”: British newspaper narratives during the London 2012 Olympic Games. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 53(8), 895-923.


Dylan Williams, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sport Administration/Management

The University of Alabama
College of Education
Department of Kinesiology
Box 870312
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0312
Phone: 205-348-3299
Email: dpwilliams@ua.edu
Office: 1025 Moore Hall

Areas of speciality: Sport Finance, Sport Law, Organizational Behavior

Dr. Dylan Williams is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management in the Department of Kinesiology at The University of Alabama.  Dr. Williams received his Ph.D. in sport management from Louisiana State University in 2014.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), having received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and his master’s degree in business administration. He teaches research methods and sport finance.  His major research interests review the history of conflict between the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the National Collegiate Athletic Association and intercollegiate athletic association affiliation related to the following topics:  1) the legitimacy of organizations; 2) social identity theory and social mobility; and 3) potential benefits received.   He also has research interests in accounting policies and procedures and taxation implications within collegiate and professional sport.  He has presented over 20 presentations in these subject areas across the country in major conferences/associations such as the North American Society of Sport Management (NASSM), Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA), the College Sport Research Institute (CSRI), and the Southern Sport Management Association (SSMA).  Dr. Williams currently has manuscripts published in Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, and Sport History Review as well as six sport encyclopedia entries for Sports in American Pop Culture: An Encyclopedia.


Taylor Hall, J.D.Picture of Taylor Hall

Adjunct Professor & Compliance Coordinator, UA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

Taylor Hall is an adjunct faculty member and teaches the Legal Issues in Sport class. He currently works on the compliance staff in the UA Intercollegiate Athletics Department. Prior to joining the staff at The University of Alabama, he served as Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance at Montana State University, overseeing the daily operation of the department’s NCAA Division I compliance program. He previously spent two years in the compliance office at The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina. He is an active member of the National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC). He earned his Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law after graduating with a B.A. in political science from the University of Georgia.