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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

Dr. Vincent (Ph.D. Florida State, 2000) is a Professor and Graduate Coordinator of the MA in Kinesiology with coursework focusing on sport administration in the Department of Kinesiology at The University of Alabama.  He teaches sport management, sport sociology, and sport marketing.  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.  Most recently Dr. Vincent has published several papers that have examined how newspaper narratives and images about major international sporting events, such as the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup, become arenas where ideologies linking country and culture are (re)produced and contested within national identity politics.  He has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in academic textbooks. His scholarly contributions were recognized when he was selected for the University of Alabama College of Education 2014 McCrory Faculty Research Excellence Award. Dr. Vincent’s research has been published in the Journal of Sports Tourism, the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Sport Marketing Quarterly, the Sociology of Sport Journal, the Journal of Contemporary Athletics, the International Journal of Sport Communication, the International Journal of Sport Management, the International Journal of Sports Marketing & Sponsorship, the Journal of Sports Sciences, theJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research, theJournal of Sports Behavior, Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, Soccer & Society, and Sport in Society.  He has served on the editorial boards of the Sport Management Education Journal and Communication and Sport and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Managing Sport and Leisure, the International Journal of Sport Communication, and the Journal of Teaching, Research, and Media in Kinesiology.  He has served as a guest reviewer for numerous journals and has worked as an external committee member and an examiner on thesis and dissertations at several universities.  Dr. Vincent has extensive experience in youth sports, high school athletics, university recreation, and intercollegiate athletics.

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.

Dr. John Jackson

Adjunct Professor & Associate Director, URec Fitness and Research

Areas of speciality: Sport Facility and Event Management

Dr. Jackson is an adjunct faculty member and teaches the sport facility and event management class.

John Jackson is currently the associate director for fitness and research at The University of Alabama Student Recreation Center.  As a graduate of UA, John has a doctorate in kinesiology and has served on the editorial board of the Recreational Sports Journal since 2008 and has been on the editorial board for the International Journal of Exercise Science since its inception in 2008.  He currently serves on the adjunct faculty in Department of Kinesiology at The University of Alabama as well as adjunct faculty in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation at Western Kentucky University.  Additionally, John has a research interest in the assessment of body composition and has served on the Governor’s Task Force on Obesity for the State of Alabama since 2013.

Catherine Noble

Adjunct Instructor

Catherine Noble is an adjunct instructor.  Cat teaches undergraduate classes in the B.S.Ed. in Kinesiology program.  She holds a BS in Kinesiology from The University of Michigan and is also a graduate of the Master of Arts in Kinesiology program with coursework focusing on sport management from The University of Alabama.  Prior to being the owner and master trainer of The Barre Code Tuscaloosa, Catherine was an NCAA Sales and Marketing Manager for the adidas Group.  Catherine has additional industry experience being a certified athletic trainer and event manager.

Taylor HallTaylor Hall, J.D.

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.