Marshall professor named field's top researcher - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Marshall professor named field's top researcher

Posted: Updated:
  • EducationMore>>

  • Caridi spends a lifetime calling the Mountaineers

    Caridi spends a lifetime calling the Mountaineers

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:00:23 GMT
    This year’s college freshmen have never heard another play-by-play announcer for West Virginia University. All of their lives, Tony Caridi has been calling Mountaineer football and men’s basketball games on the radio.
    This year’s college freshmen have never heard another play-by-play announcer for West Virginia University. All of their lives, Tony Caridi has been calling Mountaineer football and men’s basketball games on the radio.
  • ‘Voice of the Herd’ enters 19th season at MU

    ‘Voice of the Herd’ enters 19th season at MU

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:00:20 GMT
    His first season as play-by-play sportscaster at Marshall University had remarkable results.
    His first season as play-by-play sportscaster at Marshall University had remarkable results.
  • College Summit marks strong decade

    College Summit marks strong decade

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:00:13 GMT
    For more than 10 years, College Summit West Virginia has been helping make higher education more attainable for 37,000 students who have participated in the program.
    For more than 10 years, College Summit West Virginia has been helping make higher education more attainable for 37,000 students who have participated in the program.

HUNTINGTON, WV (AP) — A Marshall University professor is being recognized as the top researcher in her field.

Officials say Jennifer Mak of the university's kinesiology school recently was named the No. 1 leading contributor to research in the discipline of leisure and recreation for the past 20 years.

The Huntington school says Mak was recognized by the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Mak has been director of sport management and a professor at Marshall since August 2000. She has more than 50 publications and book chapters in journals across the world.

Her research focuses on consumer behaviors, sports and marketing management as well as organizational behavior in the sport and leisure industry.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press