Aubrey Kent

Aubrey Kent

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Office of the Dean

      • Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

  • School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

    • Sport and Recreation Management

      • Professor


Dr. Aubrey Kent serves as the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs for the Fox School of Business and the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). He holds a faculty appointment jointly in the Department of Sport and Recreation Management at STHM and the Human Resource Management department in the Fox School of Business.

He joined the Temple faculty in 2008 after serving for the previous nine years as director and graduate coordinator of the sport management program at Florida State University. Upon arriving at Temple, he was the founding director of the Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC), served from 2010-16 as STHM’s Chairperson, and served as STHM Associate Dean for the 2016-17 academic year.

Over his career, Dr. Kent has focused his sport industry research in the area of industrial/organizational psychology, and more recently in the area of corporate social responsibility. Dr. Kent is a past-president of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), and was inducted in 2006 as a NASSM Research Fellow. His scholarly work has been published in numerous journals, including the Journal of Sport Management, European Journal of Sport Management, Sport Marketing Quarterly, International Journal of Coaching Science, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, North American Journal of Psychology, Management Decision, Journal of Education for Business, and the Journal of Business Ethics. He has presented his work to audiences around the world, including conferences and workshops throughout the United States and Canada, South America, and Europe.

Dr. Kent has supervised 15 completed doctoral dissertations in sport management, including four NASSM research award winners. He teaches courses in management, strategy, and current issues in sport, and has taught several groups in Europe through international study programs. His industry work through SIRC includes project reports provided for the PGA TOUR, NFL and NHL, as well as extensive program evaluation work for non-profit youth development sport organizations through a partnership with the Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative.

Dr. Kent received his PhD in Sport Management from The Ohio State University. He earned his Master of Human Kinetics degree from the University of Windsor, and his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Health and Physical Education and Fitness from the University of Toronto.

Courses Taught




STHM 0857

Sport & Leisure in American Society


SRM 5255

The Sport Workplace


Selected Publications


  • Swanson, S., Billsberry, J., Kent, A., Skinner, J., & Mueller, J. (2020). Leader prototypicality in sport: The implicit leadership theories of women and men entering sport management careers. Sport Management Review, 23(4), 640-656. doi: 10.1016/j.smr.2019.08.002.

  • Swanson, S. & Kent, A. (2017). Passion and pride in professional sports: Investigating the role of workplace emotion. Sport Management Review, 20(4), 352-364. doi: 10.1016/j.smr.2016.10.004.