SER Editorial Board
Bob Heere, Editor
University of South Carolina
Bob Heere joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina in 2013 as an associate professor and PhD Program Director in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management. Prior to joining SPTE, he held academic appointments at the University of Texas at Austin, Florida State University, The Cruyff Institute for Sport Studies (the Netherlands), and Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand). He received his PhD from Florida State University (2005). Heere’s research expertise is on the social impact of sport on society, with a particular focus on social identity theory and community development. To that end, he has conducted research on five different continents, cooperating with researchers from China, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Serbia, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Brazil, and South Africa. His research allowed him to work with organizations such as the Beijing Olympic Games Organizing Committee, the Fulham FC Foundation, the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners athletic department, the Circuit of the Americas, the World Golf Foundation, and the Multicultural Refugee Coalition Austin. His research has been published in leading sport management journals such as the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, European Sport Management Quarterly, and Sport Marketing Quarterly, and several of his articles are among the most cited in the field over the last decade. He has also published in business journals such as the Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice and the Journal of Business Ethics. In 2013, the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) awarded him the status of NASSM Research Fellow. In 2012, he published his first book, Het Olympisch Speeltje, a critical account of the Dutch ambition to host the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Brianna Newland, Associate Editor
University of Delaware
Brianna Newland joined the faculty at the University of Delaware in 2014 as an assistant professor in the Lerner College of Business and Economics. After earning her doctorate in 2006, Brianna completed a Post-Doctorate Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin with a focus in sport development. She has held appointments at the University of Texas at Austin and Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia prior to joining the program at the University of Delaware. Newland’s research explores the overlap between sport development, the future patterns of sport delivery, and the accessibility and sustainability of adult sport programs. This includes research on: how sport organizations sustain their future by attracting and nurturing participation–both elite and mass participation; what fosters/hinders adult participation in sport and how our sport delivery systems might be modified to foster growth; how key stakeholders impact the development and delivery of sport; and how sport events can be leveraged to develop sport and community, especially at the grassroots level. Dr. Newland has been published in the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, Sport Marketing Quarterly, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Sport and Entertainment Review, and Managing Leisure. She is also a co-editor for a textbook entitled, Sport Facility and Event Management by Jones and Bartlett Publishing. Dr. Newland has also made numerous presentations at the North American Society for Sport Management, Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand, and Sport Marketing Association annual conferences. In addition to serving as the associate editor for SER, Newland also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Sport Management and is the chair of the Promotions & Publicity Committee for the North American Society for Sport Management.
Khalid Ballouli, Associate Editor
University of South Carolina
Dr. Khalid Ballouli joined the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina in 2011 after receiving his Ph.D. in sport management from Texas A&M University. His research interests center on sport marketing and sport consumer behavior, with a distinct focus on the ubiquitous nature of music in contemporary sport. Dr. Ballouli has published research in leading peer-reviewed journals, such as Sport Management Review, Sport Marketing Quarterly, and International Review for the Sociology of Sport, and his research has been presented at several academic conferences, including the annual meetings for the North American Society for Sport Management, European Association of Sport Management, and Sport Marketing Association. He recently served two terms as Vice President of Academic Affairs for the Sport Marketing Association, and he currently serves on the editorial board for Sport Marketing Quarterly. Dr. Ballouli has received over a quarter-million dollars in external and internal grant funding and has worked on collaborative research projects with several sport organizations, including Circuit of The Americas, Austin Fan Fest, Hip Hop Loves, and Texas A&M Football. Dr. Ballouli spent six years in professional baseball as a pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, during which time he gained first-hand knowledge of the professional sports industry. He played college baseball at Texas A&M University, where he was a team captain, all-conference, and NCAA College World Series participant.