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Brennan K. Berg

Asst Professor

Health Sport Sciences

Office Location: 206 Elma Roane Fieldhouse

Phone: (901) 678-2462


Dr. Brennan K. Berg is an Assistant Professor of Sport and Leisure Management in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences at The University of Memphis. He received his B.A. in Political Science from The University of Memphis, his M.S. in Sport and Leisure Commerce from The University of Memphis, and his Ph.D. in Sport Management from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Berg's research interest lies in the area of sport policy, including policy discourse analysis, the utilization of sport for international and intergroup relations, sport as a tool for public health, and the emerging subject of sport development. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as Sport Management Review, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, and European Sport Management Quarterly. He has also made numerous presentations at academic conferences, such as the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD). Dr. Berg recently served as an ad hoc reviewer for the international journals European Sport Management Quarterly, Case Studies in Sport Management, and Societies. He now serves on the editorial board of Societies. He has also been a conference reviewer for NASSM over the past two years.

Dr. Berg has already been recognized with several academic awards during his career. At the University of Texas at Austin he received the Lynn Wade McCraw Endowed Presidential Fellowship for excellence in continued scholarship and was a two-time recipient of the Alderson Teaching Excellence Award. As a student at The University of Memphis, he received the Department of Political Science John W. Burgess Award for exemplary service to the political science discipline, The University of Memphis, and the community at large.  

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