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Jim Reese, Ed.D.


Associate Professor
Sport Management

Reese

Program Associations

BS, Sport Management
MS, Sport Management

Education

  • Ed.D., Sport Administration, University of Northern Colorado
  • M.S., Sport Management, Georgia Southern University
  • B.A., Business and Economics, St. Andrews Presbyterian College

Areas of Expertise

  • Ticket Operations
  • Ticket Sales
  • Sport Governance
  • Ethics in Sport
  • Event Management

Professional Experience

  • Drexel University, Center for Hospitality and Sport Management (2012-Present)
    Associate Professor
  •  REESESPORTS, LLC (2001-Present)
    Sports Consulting
  • Liberty University, Department of Sport Management (2010-2012)
    Associate Professor, Graduate Director
  • State University of New York (SUNY) College at Cortland, Department of Sport Management (2006-2010)
    Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator
  • Ohio University, Division of Sports Administration (2005-2006)
    Associate Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator, Internship Coordinator
  • Ohio University, School of Recreation and Sport Sciences (1999-2005)
    Assistant Professor, Internship Coordinator
  • Denver Broncos Football Club (1996-1999)
    Ticket Assistant
  • University of Northern Colorado (1996-1997)
    Athletic Game Management Assistant and Assistant Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
  • Georgia Southern University (1996)
    Marketing and Facilities Assistant
  • Georgia Southern University (1994-1996)
    Athletic Game Management Assistant and Assistant Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
  • Gold’s Gym, Statesboro, GA (1994-1996)
    Sales Representative and Personal Trainer

Research Interests

  • Ticket Operations
  • Ticket Sales
  • Governance and Ethics

Selected Publications

Articles:

  • Reese, J. T., & Dodds, M. A., Southall, R. M., & Heisey, K. C. (2014). Enforcing club seat contracts in professional sports. Case Studies in Sport Management, 3(8), pp. 1-8.
  • Reese, J. T. (2014, Spring). Identifying Undated Ticket Stubs: An Attempt to Recapture Baseball History. Baseball Research Journal, 43(1), pp. 41-47.
  • Dodds, M.A., Reese, J.T., & Schoepfer-Bochicchio, K. (2013, September). Are ticket lotteries fair game? George vs. the NCAA sets the standard. Sport Marketing Quarterly, 22(3), pp. 181-183.
  • Reese, J. T., Dodds, M. A., Burchette, B. M., Lutz, J. P. (2013). Selling to visiting fans at the expense of home field advantage. Case Studies in Sport Management, 2(3), pp. 1-6.
  • Reese, J. T., Dodds, M. A., & Snyder, D. L. (2009). Fans apply full-court press over reseating policy. College Athletics and the Law, 6(8), pp. 7.
  • Reese, J. T., & Moberg, C. R. (2007, Fall). An exploratory study of the college transplant fan. The SMART Journal, 4(1), 27-46.
  • Reese, J. T., & Snyder, D. L. (2005). Legal implications of reselling tickets above face value. Sport Marketing Quarterly, 14(2), 123-124.
  • Reese, J. T., Nagel, M. S., & Southall, R. M. (2004). National Football League ticket transfer policies: Legal and policy issues. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, 14(2), 163-190.
  • Reese, J. T., Nagel, M. S., & Southall, R. M. (2003). Marketing implications of ticket transfers in the National Football League. Sport Marketing Quarterly, 12(4), 254-255.
  • Southall, R. M., Nagel, M. S., Batista, P. J., & Reese, J. T. (2003, Spring/Summer). The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota v. Haskins: The University of Minnesota Men’s Basketball academic scandal. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, 13(2), 121-143.
  • Reese, J. T., & Nagel, M. S. (2001). The relationship between revenues and winning in the National Football League. International Journal of Sport Management, 2(2), 125-133.
  • Reese, J. T., & Mittelstaedt, R. D. (2001) An exploratory study of the criteria used to establish NFL ticket prices. Sport Marketing Quarterly, 10(4), 223-230.

 

 Books:

 

  • Dodds, M. A., Reese, J. T., & Golson, G. (in press). Sports leadership: A concise reference guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Reese, J. T. (Ed.) (2013). Ticket operations and sales management in sport. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.

 

Chapters:

 

  • Reese, J. T., & Thomas, D. (2013). Ticket operations history and background. In J. Reese (Ed.), Ticket operations and sales management in sport. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.
  • Reese, J. T., Davis, D., Jacobs, K., & Johnson, T. (2013). Technology in ticketing and as a learning tool. In J. Reese (Ed.), Ticket operations and sales management in sport. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.
  • Reese, J. T. (2013). Priority systems. In J. Reese (Ed.), Ticket operations and sales management in sport. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.
  • Heisey, K. C. & Reese, J. T. (2013). Ticket pricing. In J. Reese (Ed.), Ticket operations and sales management in sport. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.
  • Martin, V. L. & Reese, J. T. (2013). Internships and job preparation. In J. Reese (Ed.), Ticket operations and sales management in sport. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.
  • Reese, J. T., & Martin, V. L. (2013). Networking and securing a job in ticket operations or ticket sales. In J. Reese (Ed.), Ticket operations and sales management in sport. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.
  • Reese, J. T. (2004). Ticket operations in a professional sports team setting. In U. McMahon- Beattie and I. Yeoman (Eds.), Sport and leisure operations management (pp. 167-179), London: Thomson Learning.

Biography

Dr. Reese joined the faculty at Drexel University in 2012 as an Associate Professor. He teaches in the undergraduate, graduate, and graduate online sport management programs.

Prior to his position at Drexel, Dr. Reese joined the faculty at Liberty University in July of 2010 to serve as director of the new graduate Sport Management program.

Prior to arriving at Liberty, Dr. Reese has served as an associate professor in the Sport Management Department at SUNY Cortland in central New York. He served as graduate coordinator from the launch of the program in the fall of 2006 until January of 2010. The SUNY Cortland graduate program began with 13 students and one degree option. In less than 4 years it grew to include almost 150 students and four Master of Science program options including a full-time residential program, a full-time residential international program, a part-time online program, and a full-time dual diploma option with London Metropolitan University. In 2008, Sport Management students selected Dr. Reese as the recipient of the SUNY Cortland Sport Management Department Excellence in Teaching Award. In the spring of 2009, due to his NFL experience, Dr. Reese was selected to be part of the leadership team that negotiated and helped secure the New York Jets training camp at SUNY Cortland.  

Prior to serving at SUNY Cortland, Dr. Reese was a member of the Division of Sports Administration at Ohio University and coordinated the undergraduate Sport Management program. Under his leadership, the Sport Management program established a partnership with the Sales Centre in the College of Business to create a Sport Management specific Sales Certificate program, at the time, one of the few programs of its kind in the nation. Dr. Reese was also instrumental in the creation of a corporate ticketing partnership with TicketReturn, a ticketing software company prominent in college athletics and Minor League Baseball.

In regard to industry experience, Dr. Reese served as a ticketing administrator with the Denver Broncos Football Club.  Some of his responsibilities included the management of duplicate tickets including the printing, distribution, and financial management associated with replacing tickets; the management of season ticket transfers including the organization of records, financial management, and administrative duties required to transfer seat locations; management of seat relocation requests which included the relocation requests of 23,000 season ticket accounts representing approximately 71,000 seats; litigation research; research and assistance with new stadium ticket pricing; the screening and interviewing of prospective employees; the management and participation in the season ticket sales program; the design and implementation of forms and documents; billing of season ticket accounts; and the management of stadium incident reports. He was also involved in the ticket planning and execution for Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII and earned two Super Bowl rings.

Since leaving the NFL in 1999, Dr. Reese has been involved in numerous sport related consulting projects. From 2002-2003 Dr. Reese served as the Vice President of IFSA/USA (International Federation of Strength Athletes), the United States governing body for the sport of professional strongman. He operated, or assisted in the operation of, more than a dozen national level strongman contests around the country. In 2003 and 2004, he worked as a sponsorship sales consultant for Curb-Agajanian Performance Group, at the time, a NASCAR Nationwide Series and Craftsman Truck Series race team. Reese has also consulted for multiple organizations in the area of ticket sales including Turnstyles Ticketing/United Football League, Ohio University Athletics, SUNY Cortland Athletics, and the SUNY Youth Sports Institute.

While in an intercollegiate environment, he worked as an assistant tennis coach and facility management assistant in the athletics departments at Georgia Southern University and the University of Northern Colorado. While at Georgia Southern, Dr. Reese also served as a sales assistant and personal trainer at Gold's Gym in Statesboro, GA.