Professor Jacob Bustad joins Towson University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology in the College of Health Professions. Prior to coming to Towson, he completed his PhD in Kinesiology at the University of Maryland (College Park). He received his B.A. in Mass Communications and English from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, and his M.A. in American Studies from the University of Kansas.
Jake’s teaching interests include physical activity and sport cultures, sport history, the cultural economy of sport, and sport and globalization. He has helped to develop updated versions of several courses and has been involved in the development of study abroad and service learning opportunities and curriculum within the Sport Management program.
His primary research interests are in the fields of sport management, physical cultural studies, the sociology of sport and urban studies. Specifically, he is interested in disparities in physical activity opportunity within urban environments, in regards to the provision and distribution of different policies, programs and resources for recreation, leisure and sport.
|KNES 251||History of Sport in America|
|KNES 285||Sport: A Cross-Cultural Perspective|
|KNES 301||Introduction to Recreation and Leisure|
|KNES 353||Sport & Society|
|KNES 357||Sport & Film|
|KNES 390||Sport and Globalization|
|KNES 460||Cultural Economy of Sport|