About James Zhang

Dr. James J. Zhang is a professor of sport management at the University of Georgia (UGA). His primary research interests are applied measurement and/or applied studies examining sport consumer and organizational behaviors. Dr. Zhang has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at international and national conferences.

He has served the profession in various leadership roles, such as the President of North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), sport management section editor of the Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science (MPEES), and chair of the Measurement and Evaluation Council of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).

He has received such prestigious recognitions as Fellow of National Academy of Kinesiology, Fellow of NASSM, Dr. Earle F. Zeigler Lecture Award, J.B. Nash Scholar from the AAHPERD, University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship, Measurement and Evaluation Council Honor Award of the AAHPERD, and Southern District Scholar of the AAHPERD.

He is a Distinguished Oriental Scholar named by the City of Shanghai and was recently named the Honorary Dean of the College of Sport Economics and Management by the Shanghai University of Sport.