Emese Ivan

Associate Professor
PhD, Kinesiology, University of Western OntarioMS, Management, Purdue UniversityMBA, Tilburg UniversityBA, Business, University of Business and Governance
Dr. Emese Ivan, an Associate Professor of Health and Human Services, in the Collins College of Professional Studies has been a faculty member at St. John’s University since 2009. From 2017-2018, Dr. Ivan served as Chair of the Division of Sport Management and from 2015-2019 she 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 and from 2020-2022 Dr. Ivan was Senior Associate Dean of Faculty 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

HSA
1100
INTRO TO U.S. HEALTH CARE SYST
HSA
1200
HIS OF REHAB:HLTH EXCRSE & BDY
SOC
1002
SOCIOLOGY OF INSTITUTIONS
SOC
1025
THE SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT
SPG
315
CREATIVITY & INNOVATION SPORT
SPG
502
THESIS
SPM
1008
SPORT HISTORY IN FILM
SPM
1022
SPORT MARKETING