Keunsu Han, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Keunsu Han, Ph.D.

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Dr. Keunsu Han joined Towson University in the sport management program as an assistant professor in 2009 and is currently an Associate Professor of Sport Management at Towson University. Prior to his TU appointment, he taught various undergraduate and graduate courses as an Assistant Professor and served as a graduate coordinator, and undergraduate and graduate internship director in Sport Management program at East Tennessee State University.

His research interest areas include Olympic Movement, Sport Volunteerism, and Task Interdependence and Pay Dispersion in Sports.  Dr. Han has published his research in various peer-reviewed journals and made many research presentations at professional conferences, such as NASSM, OASIS, AOM, AAHPERD, NASSS, NIRSA, and IOSSBR.

His recent papers in 2013 and 2015 were honored for the “best paper award” at 2013 International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research (IOSSBR) Conference and 2015 Academic Organization for Advancement of Strategic and International Studies (OASIS) Conference respectively.

Dr. Han’s service ranges in scope from department to university to national and international organizations. He has served on a variety of department, college and university committees. Dr. Han has also served as an abstract reviewer for the North American Society for Sport Management and a refereed journal reviewer for the Journal of Management and Organization and European Sport Management Quarterly.

Select Publications

  • Ji, Y., Han, K., & Kwon, S. (2016). Pay Dispersion and Team Performance in Professional Sports: Does Task Interdependence Matter? International Journal of Sport Management, 17(4), 517-538.
  • Pay dispersion and team performance in professional sports: Does task interdependence matter?
    International Journal of Sport Management, 17(3), 2016.
  • Examining motivation construct among American and Korean volunteers in LPGA tournaments: Does culture matter?
    Journal of Strategic and International Studies, 10(4), 2015
  • Committed sport event volunteers.
    ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 8(2), 2013
  • Statistical data analysis techniques used in the International Journal of Sport Management during its first ten years.
    International Journal of Sport Management, 14(3), 2013
  • Online sport consumption motives: why does an ethnic minority group consume sports in a native and host country through the internet?
    International Journal of Sport Management, Recreation & Tourism, 11(d), 2013
  • The influence of marketing mix factor of professional baseball franchise on spectator satisfaction, team loyalty and intention to attend games.
    Journal of Sport and Leisure Studies, 47(1), 2012
  • Understanding of soccer supporters’ behavior and culture in a globalized society from social learning theory.
    Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 3(1), 2012

Select Presentations

  • Examining motivation construct among American and Korean volunteers in LPGA tournaments: Does culture matter?
    2015 Academic OASIS/IAABR – Bangkok International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, July, 2015.
  • Volunteer Commitment in Professional Baseball Leagues: The Comparisons between Major League Baseball (MLB) and Korea Baseball Championship (KBC).
    Sport Marketing Association Conference, October, 2014
  • Pay Dispersion and Team Performance in Professional Sports: Does Task Interdependence Matter?
    Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August, 2014
  • The Influence of Culture on Commitment of Sport Event Volunteers,
    International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research (IOSSBR) Conference, April, 2013
  • Multi-Dimensions of Organizational Justice and Affective Commitment in a Collegiate Team Sport Setting: The Moderating Effect of Group Cohesion.
    2013 North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference, June, 2013
  • An Examination of the Relationship among Flow Experience, Spectator Satisfaction, Team Loyalty, and Intention to Attend Future Games.
    North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference, May, 2012
  • Online Sport Consumption Motives: Why Does an Ethnic Minority Group Consume Sports in a Native and Host County through the Internet?
    North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference, May 2012

Research

  • Sport volunteerism
  • Olympic Movement
  • Task interdependence, pay dispersion and sports team performance

Service

  • Referred Journal Reviewer: European Sport Management Quarterly (ESMQ) & Journal of Management and Organization (JMO)
  • Referred Conference Abstract Reviewer: North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)
Currently Teaching - Fall 2015
KNES 333 Sport Management
KNES 452 Sport Marketing