Dr. Petersen is an Associate Professor of Sport Management, director of the Graduate Program in Sport Management, and the coordinator of graduate programs for Baylor’s School of Education. Prior to his time at Baylor, Petersen served as coordinator of the Sport Administration undergraduate program at Ball State University, the division chair and Sport Management program director at Loras College, and has experience as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and New Mexico Activities Association district chair at the high school level.
Dr. Petersen’s research and scholarship has received recognition from the Sport Marketing Association naming him Best Paper Award winner in 2012 and a best paper finalist in 2011. His research has also been recognized by the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance with the designation of Research Fellow. He has published more than 65 peer-reviewed journals and has made over 125 presentations at state, national, and international conferences. Petersen’s primary research areas include sport facility design and management, sport management curriculum and pedagogy, the Youth Olympic Games, and interscholastic sport sponsorship. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Facility Planning, Design and Management and has published work in leading journals such as the International Journal of Sport Management, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Journal of Venue and Event Management and Sport Marketing Quarterly. Petersen’s academic training includes a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico with an emphasis in Sports Administration, an M.A. from New Mexico Highlands University in Human Performance and Sport, and a B.S. from Taylor University in Biology and Secondary Education.