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GONZALO BRAVO, PH.D.

Associate Professor

Email: Gonzalo.Bravo@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-0862
Office Location: PAS 212
Office Hours: Summer hours by appointment
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Professional Highlights

  • In 2016, Bravo completed a sabbatical semester in Brazil and from 2014 to 2017 he was a visiting scholar at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center of Latin American Studies.
  • Visiting professor at the Research Center for Sport, Leisure and Society at Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
  • Co-editor of three books: International Sport Management (Human Kinetics, 2012), Sport in Latin America. Policy, Organization, Management (Routledge, 2016), and Sport Mega-Events in Emerging Economies (Palgrave, 2018).

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Sport Management, The Ohio State University
  • M.S., Sport Administration, Penn State University
  • B.S., Physical Education and Sports Studies, Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educacion

Committees and Memberships

  • Committee Chair, fall 2018 Diversity Cup tournament, WVU
  • WVU Russell (Bud) Bolton Center for Sports Ethics, 2015 - Present 
  • International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport, 2009 - Present
  • North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, 2009 - Present
  • West Virginia Consortium for Faculty and Course Development in International Studies, 2005 - Present
  • North American Society of Sport Management, 2004 - Present
  • Founding member and director, Latin American Association for the Socio-cultural Studies in Sports (ALESDE), 2010 - 2014
  • Founding member and vice president, Latin American Association of Sport Management (ALGEDE), 2009 - 2013

Research Interests

  • Organizational theory as applied to sport (organizational dynamics and organizational behavior)
  • Policy and governance of sport
  • Socio-cultural aspects of sport
  • Ethical dimensions of sport

Biographical Sketch

  • Dr. Gonzalo Bravo has been a faculty member with the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at West Virginia University since 2004. He is a founding member of the Latin American Association of Sport Management (ALGEDE) and the Latin American Association for the Socio-cultural Studies of Sport (ALESDE).
  • Bravo’s research combines his unique experience of serving in both the practitioners and the academic world. His research examines issues on policy and governance aspects of sport and issues in organizational behavior in sport. His work has been published in the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, Managing Sport and Leisure, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics and the Journal of Sport Management. He is the co-editor of three books: International Sport Management (Human Kinetics, 2012), Sport in Latin America: Policy, Organization, Management (Routledge, 2016), and Sport Mega Events in Emerging Economies (Palgrave, 2018). Bravo has presented his research at the annual conferences of the North American Society of Sport Management, North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, European Sport Management Association and the International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport. He has also given keynote addresses at universities and sport organizations in Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Macao, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. 
  • In 2016, Bravo completed a sabbatical semester in Brazil and from 2014 to 2017, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center of Latin American Studies.

Awards

  • CPASS Excellence in Service Award, 2012 - 2017
  • CPASS Excellence in Research Award, 2012 and 2014
  • CPASS Researcher of the Year Award, 2012