Floyd Jones


Associate Professor

Email:  Floyd.Jones@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-0868; Mobile Phone: 412-965-5163
Office Location: PAS 213
Office Hours: Tuesday: 11 am - Noon; Thursday: 2-3:30 pm; Friday: 11 am - 12:30 pm
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Professional Highlights

  • Provided leadership to design and develop CPASS blended sport management master's program
  • Built collaborations with multiple international partners including Venezuela, Cayman Island, Canada, Africa, Europe
  • Designed an active international sport management consortium comprised of multiple US partners and collaborators
  • Created a community-based summertime learning model that has won national awards and has been implemented in communities throughout WV called Project YES

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Health, Physical and Recreation Education, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.S., Sport Sociology and Sport Psychology, West Virginia University
  • B.S., Physical Education (K-12), Speech, Secondary Education, Concord University

Committees and Memberships

  • Member, Recruitment and Retention Committee, CPASS
  • Division Chair, Administrative Scientific Association of Canada, Montreal
  • Member, WV Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (WVAHPERD)
  • Principal Investigator, Youth Enrichment Services (YES), Pittsburgh, PA
  • N. American Contact/VP, African Sport Management Association

Research Interests

  • Assessing the impact of summertime learning and out-of-school programming on the empowerment of socially and economically disadvantaged youth and families
  • Examining empowerment models and evidence-based programs using peer mentorship and leadership development strategies and investigating mechanisms to address recidivism and truancy among juvenile offenders who populate diversion alternative programs  
  • International sport management in Africa; designing and developing sport management mobile classes to enhance the competencies of African sport managers

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Floyd Jones teaches in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of the sport management program. His specializations include sport management processes, undergraduate and masters sport marketing, undergraduate capstone, undergraduate research methods, and issues in sport studies. 

Jones recruits and supports online masters students, sponsors the undergraduate sport management majors club and supervises sport management advisees, among others.