In the past eight (8) years, I have taught twenty-three (23) courses in six (6) universities, including the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the Eiffel School of Management, the Paris Sorbonne University, and the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po).

 

The diversity of units taught in management, marketing, sociology, and anthropology reflects the interdisciplinary nature of my research interests in sport management, tourism studies, urban development, and nation building.

Courses were given to students for the completion of the Master of Sport Management, the Master of Sport & Social Sciences, the Bachelor of Sport & Recreation, as well as the Bachelor of Sociology and the Bachelor of Anthropology.

At most universities, I lectured not only courses from the departments' handbooks, but also courses that were new. Graduate courses included Sport Management, Brand Marketing, and Sociology of Organizations. Undergraduate courses comprised Sport Economics, Political Sociology, and Anthropology of Tourism. 

 

All courses were given in a lecture hall, or in a standard classroom. At times, I would face 250 students for core units. As part of my duties, I developed curriculums. A few sample syllabi are available on this web-page. Note the following list is only a summary of all the materials I have instructed.

SPORT MANAGEMENT COURSES

Management | Marketing | Sociology

 

MANAGEMENT OF SPORT ORGANIZATIONS

Eiffel School of Management

Paris Est University

1 lecture hall, 2019

16-hour course for eight (8) weeks for the Master of Sport Management. After differentiating the concepts of institutions and organizations, this course reviews the main types of organizational ​structures, as well as the kind of sport

organizations (public, nonprofit, commercial). The course expands on organization strategies, including governing, strategic management and politics of boards of directors. It further addresses case studies of management in sport organizations in North America, and Europe. 

Texbook: Masteralexis, L.P., Barr, C.A., & Hums, M. (2018). Principles & Practice of Sport Management (6th ed.). Burlington, MA. Jones and Bartlett Learning.

TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Eiffel School of Management

Paris Est University

1 classroom, 2019

16-hour seminar for eight (8) weeks for the Master of Sport Management. This course gives students an understanding of Total Quality Management (TQM) and Quality Management System (QMS). After addressing characteristics of quality in products and services, the course focuses on the key steps in the control of quality, and on the processes of planning for quality. It further demonstrates the advantages and drawbacks for sport organizations to adopt Quality Management Systems and the norm ISO 9001.

Texbook: Pyzdek, T., & Keller, P. (2013). The Handbook for Quality Management (2nd ed.). New York. McGraw-Hill Education.

BRAND MARKETING

Eiffel School of Management

University Paris Est

1 classroom, 2019

15-hour seminar for five (5) weeks for the Master of Sport Management. This course offers an examination of brands, and brand marketing within the sport industry. After reviewing the different types of brands and business environments, this course covers main marketing strategies, including vertical and horizontal integration, product range expansion, advertising, equity building, and customer engagement. Students review sport consumer behavior, as well as partnerships and sponsorship, such as licensing, branding.

Textbooks: Kotler, P., Armostrong, G. (2016). Principles of Marketing (6th ed.). Pearson. Harlow ; Mullin, J, Hardy, S, Sutton, W (2014). Sport Marketing (4th ed.). Champaign, IL. Human Kinetics.

SOCIOLOGY OF ORGANIZATIONS

Eiffel School of Management

Paris Est University

1 lectrure hall, 2019

24-hour course for twelve (12) weeks for the Master of Sport Management. This course focuses on the different sociological theories of organizations, as supported by Taylor, Mayo, Mintzberg, Crozier, Friedberg, & Chifflet. Specifically tailored for students in sport management, this course reviews all types of sport organizations (public, commercial, and nonprofit organizations), and addresses the specificities of the sport industry structure.

INTRODUCTION TO THE SPORT INDUSTRY

Paris Est University

2 classrooms, 2019

12-hour course for six (6) weeks for the Bachelor of Sports & Recreation. The course offers an overview of jobs in the sport industry, and weight the pros and the cons of career opportunities, including fitness instructor, business development manager, player agent, sports coach, sports event coordinator, and sports journalists. Students are assigned a professional project in which they assess their skills and education according to a job they intend to apply for. Throughout the term, students meet and do taped interviews with individuals working in public, commercial, or nonprofit sport organizations. At the end of the term, students orally communicate their results, along with submitting their report.

ECONOMICS OF SPORT

Paris Est University

1 lecture Hall, 2019

Paris Sud University

1 lecture Hall, 2018

18-hour lecture for (8) weeks for the Bachelor of Sport Management, and the Bachelor of Sports & Recreation. The course introduces the two differentiated business models of sport economics in North America and Europe. It compares the application of economic principles between professional sport leagues, including funding, antitrust issues, cartels, player dratfs, athlete compensation, wagering markets, labor relations, tournament and superstar theories.

Textbook: Andreff, W., Szymanski, S. (ed.). (2010). Handbook on the Economics of Sport. Northampton, MA. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT 

Paris Est University

1 lecture hall + 2 classrooms, 2019

36-hour for twelve (12) weeks for the Bachelor of Sport & Recreation. This unit focuses on sociological approaches to sports, understood as a leisure activity. Students are introduced to the main sociological theories (holism, individualism, internationalism), and to research methods (quantitative & qualitative). Drawing from a nation-wide survey of leisure sport activities, the course addresses the main variables of sports participation, including social origin, social class, gender and age. The course reviews case studies of popular sports, such as football, rubdy, tennis, running, swimming, cycling, and fitness.

Textbook: Giulianotti, R. (ed.). (2015). Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport. New York. Routledge.

RESEARCH METHODS IN SPORT STUDIES

Paris Est University

1 classroom, 2018

24 -hour course for twelve (12) weeks for the Bachelor of Sport & Recreation. This course explores the study of sport industries, sport organizations and their strategic management. Students review and examine the methods used in social sciences to design research projects, gather and analyze data. Methodologies of data collection include observation, interviews, surveys and content analysis. These methods are introduced by selected readings supported with practical examples during lectures. The assignments give students practice in both conducting and reporting on their research. At the end of the term students orally present their findings during a one-day symposium. 

Textbooks: Veal, A.J., Darcy, S, (2014). Research Methods in Sport Studies and Sport Management: A Practical Guide. London. Routledge ; Veal, A.J., (2017). Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism. Harlow, UK. Pearson Education Limited.

GLOBAL SPORT INDUSTRY

Paris Sud University

1 lecture, 2017

10-hour for four (4) weeks for the Master of Sport Management. The course starts with a brief history of sport globalization since the early 20th century and introduces students to geopolitics and international diplomacy. Formal and informal industries are reviewed, including betting, doping, and players transferring. After focusing on the globalization of sport production and consumption (hard/soft goods, services), the course offers an examination of the governance, and the management of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

SOCIAL THEORY AND SPORTS

Paris Sud University

2 lecture halls, 2017

18-hour for six (6) weeks for the Bachelor of Sports & Recreation. This unit introduces social theory on sport development from Sociology, Anthropology, History and Geography. Students are introduced to modern and post-modern theories, including ethic, civilizing, performance, professionalizing, urban development, inequalities, race, class, and gender.

Textbook: Smith, E. (2010). Sociology of Sport and Social Theory. Champaign, IL. Hunam Kinetics.

SOCIOLOGY COURSES

Politics | Inequalities | Professions | Methods

 

QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS

Paris Sud University

1 classroom, 2017

14-hour course for seven (7) weeks. This unit introduces students to research design, data collection, and interpretation of statistical methods. In training students to write a research report, this course explores the stages of research inquiry, including question, hypothesis, typology, sampling, questionnaire, survey administration, coding, variance, and covariance, as well as interpretation.

QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS

Paris Sud University

1 classroom, 2017

Paris Nanterre University

1 classroom, 2012

24-hour course for twelve (12) weeks. This course is on ethnographic research, and it examines qualitative and in-depth methods used by anthropologists and sociologists. Methods include research design, participant observation, interviewing, field notes writing and analyzing, coding, and interpreting. These methods are introduced by series of research projects assigned to students in order for them to submit a full research report at the end of the term.

Textbook: Dewalt & Dewalt (2011). Participant Observation. A Guide for fieldworkers. New York. Altamria Press.

SOCIOLOGY OF LEISURE

Paris Sud University

1 lecture hall, 2017

10-hour course for five (5) weeks. This course provides an historical analysis of the birth and growth of leisure activities from the 19th century. By focusing on distribution of labor and time, students examine the production and the consumption of leisure, and the way practices of leisure activities varies according to gender, race, and social classes.

SOCIOLOGY OF INEQUALITIES

Paris Nanterre University

1 classroom, 2017

24-hour course for twelve (12) weeks for the Bachelor of Sociology. This unit offers an examination of inequalities in modern States since the 19th century. Students are introduced to the core values of modern societies, and the ways States implement human rights and democratic policies. The course reviews the concepts of ethic and justice, and provides an overview of types of inequalities, including economic, social, geographic, race, gender inequality. 

SOCIOLOGY OF PROFESSIONS

Paris Nanterre University

1 classroom, 2017

18-hour course for twelve (12) weeks for the Bachelor of Business Administration. The course focuses on career mobility within public and private organizations. It introduces students to the history of professions in Europe, and offers various case studies of professional mobility. Students review working conditions of some skilled workers such as nurses, doctors, policeman, independent contactors, chief executives and consultants.

CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY

Paris Sorbonne University

3 classrooms, 2017-2018

Paris Nanterre University

1 classroom, 2012

24-hour course for twelve (12) weeks. This course offers an overview of the body of work in Sociology, including social reproduction, inequities, gender, race, urban development, migration, and education. Students are introduced to major contemporary authors in Europe and in the U.S., such as Goffman, Becker, Bourdieu, and Foucault.

POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY

Paris Nanterre University

2 classrooms, 2012

24-hour course for twelve (12) weeks for the Bachelor of Sociology. Power, Authority and Domination are the three pillars of Politics. This course offers an examination of these three concepts by reviewing the work of modern theorists like Hobbes, La Boétie, Locke, Rousseau, and Tocqueville. It further introduces students to contemporary applications of these notions by Nation-States thanks to analyzing the works of Arendt, Bourdieu, Durkheim, Foucault, and Weber.

ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES

Tourism | Urban | Kinship

 

SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, FAMILY &  KINSHIP

Paris Sorbonne University

2 lecture halls + 3 classrooms, 2016-2017

24-hour course for twelve (12) weeks for the Bachelor of Social Sciences. This unit offers a multi-disciplinary approach to family and kinship. By taping into a body of literature from history, sociology, demography, and anthropology, this course examines the of family & kinship across culture. Specifically, it shows how the notions of power, gender, sexuality, lineage, labor and child education depends on cultural norms and values. 

ANTHROPOLOGY OF TOURISM

University of Hawaii at Manoa

1 classroom, 2015

Syllabus

45-hour course for 18 weeks for the Bachelor of Anthropology. This unit explores tourism history in the Pacific and Europe, and addresses the anthropology of tourism globally. Students are introduced to general patterns of tourist processes such as the tourist area life cycle and to small scale interactions. Although the course focuses on the anthropology of tourism, other fields of research are investigated such as geography and planning. 

TextbooksCorbin, A. (1994). The Lure of the Sea. The Discovery of the Seaside World in the Western World. Penguin books; Desmond, J. (1999). Staging Tourism. Chicago. University of Chicago Press; MacCannell, D. (2013). The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class. New York. Schocken Books.

URBAN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Paris Nanterre University

1 classroom, 2012

24-hour course for twelve (12) weeks or the Bachelor of Sociology. This course is divided into two parts. The first part explores the development of cities in the 20th century through an examination of the body of work published by the Chicago School. Major authors include Burgess, Hughes, McKenzie, Park, and Wirth. The second part focuses on the contemporary challenges of modern cities such as urban poverty, segregation, ghettos, production of space, branding, and globalization.

HISTORY  COURSES

Urban | Sociology | Sport

 

HISTORY OF SPORT

Paris Sud University

4 classrooms, 2018

16-hour course for eight (8) weeks the Bachelor of Sport & Recreation. This course introduces students to the decline of traditional games, and to the birth modern sport. It presents sport development within the the rise of Nation-Sates, the Industrial Revolution, and the growth of leisure society. Cases of sport events are reviewed, including the Olympics, and the Tour de France.

Textbook: Collins, T. (2013). Sport in Capitalist Society: A Short History. London. Routledge. 

URBAN HISTORY: GOVERNING CITIES

The Paris Institute of Political Studies

(Sciences Po Paris)

Teaching Assistant, 1 lecture hall, 2016

Syllabus

16-hour course for ten (10) weeks for the Master Governing the Large Metropolis. This course focuses on large dynamics structuring urban evolution. Its comparative approach will sustain students in improving their knowledge of urban history as well as on urban planning. Lectures and urban site discoveries will tackle key issues and dynamics that shape the evolution of cities. Innovative for its learning tools, this course articulates lectures, field trips and a methodological workshop. 

Textbook: Ewens, S. (2016). What is Urban History?. Cambridge, UK. Polity Press.