University of Connecticut
2095 Hillside Road, Unit #1110
Storrs, CT 06269-1110
(860) 486-5139 phone; (860) 486-1123 fax
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Columbus, OH
Ph.D.: Sport Management Cognate: Sociology March, 2000
MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY Morehead, KY
MA: English Literature August, 1994
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME Notre Dame, IN
BA: English with Honors Minor: Secondary Education May, 1992
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT Storrs, CT
Neag School of Education
Associate Professor of Sport Management April 2008-present
Assistant Professor of Sport Management January 2002-April 2008
KENYON COLLEGE Gambier, OH
Director of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation 2000-2001
Interim Athletic Director 1999-2000
Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator 1996-1999
Assistant Athletic Director 1995-1996
KENYON COLLEGE Gambier, OH
Head Volleyball Coach 1994-2001
Andrassy, E & Bruening, J.E.(2011). From Rhetoric to Reality: NCAA Division I Athletic Department Mission
Statements and Student-Athlete Community Service Efforts. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 4, 271-
Bruening, J.E., Dixon, M.A., Burton, L.J., & Madsen, R.M. (in press). Exploring Social Relationships in Coaching:
Women in Coaching. In Trudel, P., Potrac, P., Gilbert, W., & Dennison, J. Handbook in Sports Coaching.
Welty Peachey, J.A., Bruening, J.E. (in press) Investigating ambivalence towards organisational change in a
Football Championship Subdivision intercollegiate athletic department. Sport Management Review,
Welty Peachey, J.A., Bruening, J.E. (2011) An examination of environmental forces driving change and stakeholder
responses in a Football Championship Subdivision athletic department. Sport Management Review, 14, 202-219.
Dixon, M.A. & Bruening, J.E. (2011). Youth and Community Sport. In P. Pederson, J. Parks, J., Quarterman, & L.
Thibault, Contemporary Sport Management, Fourth Edition. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics
Welty Peachey, J.A., Bruening, J.E., & Burton, L.J. (2010) Transformational leadership of change: Success through
valuing relationships. Journal of Contemporary Athletics 5, (2), 127-152.
Bruening, J.E, Madsen, R.M., Evanovich, J.M & Fuller, R.D. (2010) Discovery, Integration, Application and
Teaching: Service Learning through Sport and Physical Activity. Sport Management Education Journal, 4(1), 31-
Borland, J.F. & Bruening, J.E. (2010) Navigating Barriers: A Qualitative Examination of the Under-representation
of Black Females as Head Coaches in Collegiate Basketball. Sport Management Review, 13(4), 407-420.
Bruening, J.E., Pastore, D.L,, & Armstrong, K.L. (2010). Factors influencing the sport participation patterns of
African American females, In Modern Sport and the African American Experience (ed. G. Sailes). Cognella.
Burton, L.J., Fink, J.S., Barr, C.A. & Bruening, J.E. (2009). "Think Athletic Director, Think Masculine?":
Examination of the Gender Typing of Managerial Subroles Within Athletic Administration Positions. Sex Roles,
Bruening, J.E., Lee, M.Y., Borland, J.F., Cho, S. (2009). From Center to Margin: Examining Socialization and
Stereotypes to Unravel the Student-Athlete Experience of African American Women. Academic Athletic Journal,
Bruening, J., Dover, K., & Clark, B. (2009). Pre-Adolescent Female Development through Sport and Physical
Activity: A Case Study of an Urban Afterschool Program. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 80, 87-101.
Fink, J. S., Burton, L.B., & Bruening, J. E. (2008). Diversity training in a sport management class: The effects of
different frames on students’ attitudes towards organizational diversity. International Journal of Sport Management
& Marketing, 4 (2-3), 185-203.
Dixon, M., Warner, S. & Bruening, J. (2008). More Than Just Letting Them Play: The Enduring Impact of Parental
Socialization in Sport for Females. Sociology of Sport Journal. 25, 538-559.
Bruening, J., Borland, J, & Burton., L. (2008). The Impact of Influential Others on the Sport Participation Patterns
of African American Female Student-Athletes. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 2, 479-
Bruening, J.E, Pastore, D.L., & Armstrong, K.L. (2008). Factors affecting the sport participation of African
American females. The ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 3(1), 12-21.
Bruening, J.E. & Dixon, M.A. (2008). Situating Work-Family Negotiations within a Life Course Perspective:
Insights on the Gendered Experiences of NCAA Division I Head Coaching Mothers. Sex Roles, 58, 10-23.
Bruening, J.E. & Dixon, M.A. (2007). The Quest for Work-Family Balance: Managing Role Conflict. Journal of
Sport Management, 21, 377-406.
Dixon, M.A. & Bruening, J.E. (2007). The Quest for Work-Family Balance: A Top-Down Perspective. Journal of
Sport Management, 21, 471-496.
Bruening, J.E. & Lee, M.Y. (2007). The University of Notre Dame: An Examination of the Impact and Evaluation
of Brand Equity in NCAA Division I Football. Sport Marketing Quarterly, 16 (1), 38-48.
Cunningham, G.B, Bruening, J.E., & Straub, T. (2006) The under-representation of African Americans in NCAA
Division I Head Coaching Positions. Journal of Sport Management, 20, 387-413.
Bruening, J.E. (2005) Academic Stereotypes of African American Female Student-Athletes: A Qualitative Study.
Academic Athletic Journal, 18 (1), 22-35.
Bruening, J.E. (2005). Gender and Racial Analysis in Sport: Are All the Women White and All the Blacks Men?
Quest, 57(3), 330-349.
Bruening, J.E., Armstrong, K.L, & Pastore, D.L. (2005). Listening to the voices: The experiences of African
American female student-athletes. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 76 (1),82-100
Bruening, J.E. (2004). Strategies for change in the sport participation patterns of African American Females.
Journal of Contemporary Athletics, 1 (3), 281-310.
Bruening, J.E. (2004) Coaching difference: A case study of four African American female student-athletes. Journal
of Strength and Conditioning Research.18 (2),242-251
Recent Funded Grants
USDA Supplemental Nutrition Education Program. Husky Sport-Nutrition Education and the Promotion of
October 2011-September 2012 $342, 526.00
October 2010-September 2011 $ 527,129.00
October 2009-September 2010 $ 319,227.00
October 2008-September 2009 $ 226,535.00
October 2007-September 2008. $131, 533.00
October 2006-October 2007. $115,552.00
October 2005-October 2006. $79,895.00
August 2011-August 2012 $14,000
Public Allies CT
September 2011-June 2012 $ XXXX
Coach Across America. Americorps and National Consortium for Community Service Award.
September 2011-September 2012 $12,996
February 2011-February 2012 $6,000
October 2010-October 2011. $6,500.
January 2010-January 2011. $6, 906.
Hartford Public Schools. Husky Sport/Clark School Extended Day Program.
February 2011-June 2012
February 2011-June 2011. $30,000
City of Hartford. Office of Youth Services. Husky Sport Teens Through College Program.
September 2011-June 2012. $10,000
September 2010-June 2011. $10,000
Emeka Okafor Gift to Husky Sport. January 2008-December 2013. $250,000.
Bruening, J.E. et al NASSM 2011
Kane et al NASSM 2011
Bruening, J., Fuller, R., & Evanovich, J. Opening the doors to grant funding: The role of sport management scholars
in cross-disciplinary and community partnerships. NASSM. Tampa, FL. June 2010.
Armentrout, S., Bruening, J., Dixon, M., Massengale, D., Mechels, B., Miller, L., & Osborne, B. Balancing
Careers and Motherhood: Experiences of Female Professors in Sport Management. NASSM. Tampa, FL. June
Bruening, J. The Art of Building a Community. Learning Community Institute, UCONN. May 2010.
Pastore, D., Judd, M., Bruening, J. Cuneen, J., Dixon, M., & Risinger, L. Tenure, Promotion, and Annual Reviews:
Perspectives from Faculty and Administrators. AAHPHERD, Indianapolis, IN. March 2010.
Bruening, J., Misener, K., Kihl, L., Daprano, C., Moorman, A., Wolff, E., & Madsen, R. Civic Engagement:
Educating Citizens through Sport Management. North American Society for Sport Management. Columbia, SC.
Bruening, J. Service and Volunteerism on the College Campus. Sport in Society Power of Sport Summit. Boston,
MA. June 2009
Bruening, J. Husky Sport: Nutrition and Physical Activity. Community Health Care Seminar Series. West,
Hartford, CT. April 2009.
Dixon, M.A., Warner, S. & Bruening, J.E. The Enduring Impact of Parental Socialization in Sport for Females
AAHPERD. Tampa, Florida. April 2009.
Bruening, J. Athletes and Service. Center for the Study of Sport in Society Colloquium. January 2009.
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