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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Mark McDonald

Honors Program Director & Associate Professor

Sport Management

Education

PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1996
MS, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1991
BA, Warren Wilson College, 1985

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Sport Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 9/02-Present
Assistant Professor of Sport Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 9/1996-8/2002
Lecturer of Sport Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 9/1991-8/1996

Recent Honors / Awards

Outstanding Teacher Award, Isenberg School of Management, 2012
Peter Frost Mentoring Award - Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, 2011
Distinguished Educator Award - North American Society for Sport Management, 2009
Research Fellow - North American Society for Sport Management, 2002

Research Interests

Leadership Development
Leadership
Experiential Learning

Teaching Interests

  • Sport Leadership
  • Sport Event Management
  • Sport Event Sponsorship

Selected Publications

Cocieru, Ovidiu C., Lyle, Matthew CB, & Mark A. McDonald (submitted June 2020), “An Exploration of the Dynamic Nature of Psychological Ownership in a Classroom-as-Organization,” Journal of Management Education.

Cocieru, Ovidiu C., Katz, M., & Mark A. McDonald (2020), “A Social Network Comparison between a Classroom-as-Organization and Traditional Management Classes,” Journal of Education for Business, DOI: 10.1080/08832323.2020.1729684

Cocieru, OvidiuC., Katz, M., & Mark A. McDonald (2019), “Understanding Interactions in a Classroom-As-Organization using Dynamic Network Analysis,” Journal of Experiential Education, DOI: 10.1177/1053825919888778

Cocieru, Ovidiu C., Lyle, Matthew CB, Hindman, Lauren C., and Mark A. McDonald (2019), “The ‘Dark Side’of Psychological Ownership duringTimes of Change,” Journal of Change Management, DOI: 10.1080/14697017.2019.1584121

Yuksel, Mujde, McDonald, Mark A., Milne, George R., and Aron Darmody (2017), “The Paradoxical Relationship between Fantasy Football and NFL Consumption: Conflict Development and Consumer Coping Mechanisms,” Sport Management Review, 20:2, 198-210.

McDonald, Mark A. and Kirsty Spence (2016), “Experiential Learning: Impacting Student Lateral and Vertical Development,” Sport Management Education Journal, 10:2, 140-147.

Yuksel, Mujde, McDonald, Mark A., and Soyoung Joo (2016), “Cause-Related Sport Marketing: An Organizing Framework and Knowledge Development Opportunities,” European Sport Management Quarterly, 16:1, 58-85.