Meet Jennifer L. Gellock
Visiting Assistant Professor, Sport Management
Phone: (813) 257-3809
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2012 University of Tampa, B.S.
2014 Saint Leo University, MBA
2019 Virginia Commonwealth University, Ph.D.
Introduction to Sport Management
International Sport Management
Jennifer Gellock's research focuses on examining the career experiences and holistic development of youth, amateur athletes and professionals who work in the sport industry.
Gellock's scholarship has explored various factors related to the topics of athlete leadership, work engagement, career identity, athletic identity, sense of belonging, community service experiences and study abroad experiences, as they relate to overall life, athletic and career experiences in the field of sport management. Her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals in the field of sport management. As a former member of the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals, she surveyed the membership to complete her dissertation titled, "Work-life Factors that Impact Job Burnout and Turnover Intention among Athletic Academic Support Professionals" which has continued to carve out research projects on career development and well-being in the workplace. She plans to continue to study the holistic development of sport industry professionals and athletes during her time at UT.
Gellock is looking forward to expanding her research agenda by collaborating with community sport partners in the Tampa Bay area. Her hope is to research positive youth development programming in the area of sport for development. This passion stems from her time as a doctoral student where she had the opportunity to travel to South Africa and learn about international sport for development organizations as well as working on a sport-cultural exchange research project funded by the U.S. Diplomacy of State in which she got to travel to Southeast Asia. She has seen first-hand how sport can be a vehicle for positive youth development and would like to extend her research in this area.
2020 University of North Alabama College of Education and Human Sciences – Outstanding Early Career Teaching Award
2019 National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals – July 2019 Research Spotlight
2018 Sport Marketing Association Annual Conference – Best Ignite Presentation Award Winner
2018 Sport Marketing Association Annual Conference – Best Paper Award