Emese Ivan

Associate ProfessorInterim Senior Associate Dean of Faculty
PhD, Kinesiology, University of Western OntarioMS, Management, Purdue UniversityMBA, Tilburg UniversityBA, Business, University of Business and Governance
Emese Ivan was named Interim Senior Associate Dean of Faculty of the Collins College of Professional Studies (CCPS) on June 1, 2020. An Associate Professor of Health and Human Services, she has been a faculty member at St. John’s since 2009. In 2017 - 2018, Dr. Ivan served as the Chair of the Division of Sport Management and from 2015 to 2019 has also served as Director of the Graduate Sport Management Program. From 2019 to 2020 she served as Associate Dean of External Affairs and Graduate Programs in CCPS.

While a faculty member, Dr. Ivan mentored several doctoral dissertations and master's theses on topics related to sport for social and economic development initiatives, intersection of sport and politics under the Cold War, doping and its affect on health at elite and amateur level. Dr Ivan secured several research grants from domestic and international funding agencies and also served as Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Sport Research in 2018-2019.

Dr Ivan is an active member of the International Sport Sociology Association, the Association for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and the International Sport for Development and Peace Association. Her research interests are in the areas of creativity and innovation in sport and fitness, the role and place of artificial intelligence in the sport-health-media complex, and the international and comparative analysis of women sports in the late 20th century. In 2010, she was named Research Fellow of the Center for Study Sport in Society, founded by Dr Richard Lapchick, at Northeastern University.

Teaching Interests

Doping in Sport and Fitness
History of Rehabilitation
Sport for Social Justice
International and Comparative Studies

Research Interests

Creativity and Innovation in Sport and Fitness
International and Comparative Analysis of Women Sports in the Late 20th Century
Doping and its affect on body and mind

Courses Taught

SPG
301
STRATEGIC SPORT MGT
SPG
304
PHIL,PRINC,LEADERSHIP IN SPORT
SPG
306
FIN PERSPECTIVES IN SPORTS
SPG
311
SPT MKT:INT'L PERSPECTIVES
SPG
313
POWER, POL & INT'L SPORT GOV
SPG
315
CREATIVITY & INNOVATION SPORT
SPG
502
THESIS
SPG
503
THESIS
SPM
ROME
SPORT MGT: ROME
SPM
1001
PHIL,PRINCIPLES,ORGAN.OF SPORT
SPM
1004
MANAGERIAL ASPECTS SPORT MGT
SPM
1008
SPORT HISTORY IN FILM
SPM
1018
PUBLIC- MEDIA REL IN ATHLETICS
SPM
1022
SPORT MARKETING
SPM
1032
THE ECONOMICS OF SPORT
SPM
1033
SPORT ETHICS & SOCIAL JUSTICE