Jaime R. DeLuca, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Jaime R. DeLuca, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Burdick Hall 120 J
Tues 7:00am-9:00am
Thurs. 1:00pm-2:00pm
Others by appointment

Dr. DeLuca has a background in both Sport Management and Sport Sociology, and regularly teaches both management and sociological courses within the Sport Management curriculum, including: KNES 280, Introduction to the Sport Industry; KNES 285, Sport: Cross-Cultural Perspective; KNES 345, Sport Management Field Experience; KNES 390, Sport & Globalization; KNES 452, Sport Marketing; KNES 470: Applied Sport Marketing. Dr. DeLuca also maintains research interests in both sport management and sport sociology. The first pertains to the field of Sport Sociology, and involves the relationship between social class, healthy lifestyles, and the familial experience with physical culture/activity. The second is related to the field of Sport Management and focuses on student experiences in sport management programs with particular attention directed to the way in which curricula support students in their internships and future careers.

Select Publications and Presentations

  • DeLuca, J.R., & Bustad, J.J. (2017) 'My baby and this mom body': Examining post-partum bodywork through stroller fitness. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 9(1), 133-148. DOI:10.1080/2159676x.2016.1246472
  • DeLuca, J.R. & Braunstein-Minkove, J.R. (2016). An evaluation of sport management student preparedness: Recommendations for adapting curriculum to meet industry needs. Sport Management Education Journal, 10(1), 1-12. DOI:10.1123/SMEJ.2014-0027
  • Deluca, J.R. & Andrews, D.L. (2016). Exercising Privilege: The Cyclical Reproduction of Capital through Swim ClubMembership. Sociological Inquiry, 86(3), 301-323. DOI: 10.111/soin.12113
  • DeLuca, J.R. (2016). "Like a 'fish in water'": Swim club membership and the construction of the upper-middle class family habitus. Leisure Studies, 35(3), 259-277. DOI: 10/1080/02614367.2014.962581
  • Braunstein-Minkove, J.R. & Deluca, J.R. (2015). Evaluating internships: Effectively adapting curricula and harnessing internal and external resources to address industry-specific needs. SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 31(2), 12-30.
  • DeLuca, J.R. (2013). Submersed in social segregation: The (Re)production of social capital through swim clubmembership. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 37(4), 340-363. DOI:10.1177/0193723513498605
  • DeLuca, J.R. (2013). Swim club membership and the reproduction of happy, healthy children. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise, and Health, 5(1), 1-22. DOI:10.1080/2159676X.2013.766811
Courses taught
KNES 280 Introduction to the Sport Industry
KNES 345 Field Experience in Sport Management
KNES 390 Sport & Globalization
KNES 452 Sport Marketing
KNES 458 Applied Sport Marketing