J. Michael Martinez 

Associate Professor

Bachelor's Degree(s): Sport Administration, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2001

Master's Degree: Public Relations, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2003

PhD: Human Performance and Sport Management, Middle Tennessee State University, 2009

Phone: (225) 578-8638

Email: jmmartinez@lsu.edu

Office: 2126 HPL Field House

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Martinez serves as the Director of Online Programs for the School of Kinesiology, overseeing the MS in Sport Management and serving as the liaison between LSU Online and the School for all programs. Dr. Martinez primarily conducts research within the human resource management function of sport organizations, specifically focusing on work experiences of employees within sport. Dr. Martinez has published research in the various sport and general academic journals, including the Journal of Sport Management, International Review of Public and Nonprofit Marketing, Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, the International Journal of Sport Management, and Sport Marketing Quarterly. He helped found the Journal of Sport Administration and Supervision, serving as editor shortly after, and also was a guest editor for the Journal of Applied Sport Management. Dr. Martinez currently serves as the co-editor for the the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics. He has made numerous presentations at both regional and national conferences, and also is the past president of the Applied Sport Management Association. Prior to entering academia, he worked for several years in college athletics and in non-profit marketing.

Active Memberships

North American Society of Sport Management (NASSM): 2009, 2012, 2014-Present 

Sport Marketing Association (SMA): 2009-2014, 2019-Present

Southern Management Association (SMA): 2019-Present

Academy of Management (AOM): 2023-Present

Editorial Review Board Member

Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics; Sport Management Education Journal

Mentored Students: Initial Tenure-Track Job Placement

Marcella Otto (August 2020)- Assistant Professor Northern Illinois University

Dissertation Title: Exploring the Role of Engagement Among Sport Volunteers at College Football Bowl Games

Courses Taught

KIN 7511 Administrative Problems in Kinesiology

KIN 7516 Organizational Behavior and Development in Sport

KIN 4513 Facilities Management

KIN 7900 Introduction to Research Methods

KIN 4515 Sports Seminar

KIN 4517 Sports Administration

KIN 3801 Sports Strategies and Planning

KIN 2510 Introduction to Sport Administration