Kimberly L. Mahoney, Ph.D., CVP

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Associate Professor

Sport Management Department
Pompea College of Business

On Leave for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Sport Management
Minor: Research Methods
Cognate Area: Marketing

M.Ed., University of Georgia, Sport & Facility Management

B.A., University of Kentucky, Communications
Minor: Sociology

About Kimberly

Dr. Mahoney is currently an Assistant Professor of Sport Management and teaches primarily in the areas of event and facility management. She is certified by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) as a Certified Venue Professional (CVP). Previously she served as the Director of Communications and Program Development with Columbus Arena Sports & Entertainment (CASE) and as part of the sport management faculty at the University of South Carolina and The Ohio State University. In addition, Dr. Mahoney has over 20 years of experience in the industry including NFL, NBA, NHL, and major college Division I facilities, as well as state interscholastic athletic administration. She continues to be active in the industry through extensive consulting work and professional associations.

Professional Positions
Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor – 2013 to Present
Department of Sport Management, University of New Haven

Practitioner in Residence – 2012 to 2013
Department of Management/Sport Management, University of New Haven

Visiting Assistant Professor – 2007 to 2008
School of Physical Activity & Education Services, The Ohio State University

Assistant Professor – 2006 to 2007 
Department of Sport & Entertainment Management, University of South Carolina

Instructor – 2005 to 2006
Department of Sport & Entertainment Management, University of South Carolina

Industry Experience

Consultant – 2002 to Present
Consult in the areas of venue management, event management, and special projects.

Director of Communications & Program Development – 2011 to 2013  
Columbus Arena Sports & Entertainment (CASE)

Executive Director – 2009
Ohio High School Athletic Association Foundation

Assistant Commissioner - 2003 to 2005
Ohio High School Athletic Association

Assistant Director of Event Services & Administration - 2000 to 2003 
Jerome Schottenstein Center - The Ohio State University

Guest Services Manager - 1998 to 2000
Jerome Schottenstein Center - The Ohio State University

Regional Manager - 1997 to 1998 
Show Pros Entertainment Services, Inc.

Account Manager - NFL Carolina Panthers - 1995 to 1997
Show Pros Entertainment Services, Inc.

Event Coordinator - 1994 to 1995
Charlotte Convention Center

Administration / Operations Intern - 1994
Charlotte Coliseum

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Published Intellectual Contributions

Ammon, R., Mahoney, K., Fried, G., Al Arkoubi, K., & Finn, D. (2015). Roar of the crowd: Noise-related safety concerns in sport. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, 25 (1), 10-26.

Finn, D., Ammon, R., Mahoney, K. , Fried, G., & Al Arkoubi, K. (2015). Killer Jobs: The dark side of being a physical education instructor.  Strategies , Accepted May 2014. This article will appear in the May/June, 2015 issue (volume 28, issue 3). Pages have yet to be assigned.

Mahoney, K. & Pastore, D. (2014). Evaluating the Work Experience for the Paid, Part-Time Event Staff at a Public Assembly Facility: A tool to assist facility managers.  International Journal of Sport Management , 15 (4), 409-437.

Mahoney, K. & Pastore, D. (2014). The Sportsphere: A Comprehensive Approach to Examining the Work Environment in Public Assembly Facilities. Journal of Facility Planning, Design, and Management, 2 (2), 13-32.

McNiff, J., Fried, G., & Mahoney, K. (2014). Learning Sport Management. Case Studies in Sport Management, 3 .

Cunningham, G. & Mahoney, K. (2004). Self-efficacy of part-time employees in university athletics: The influence of organizational commitment, valence of training, and training motivation. Journal of Sport Management , 18 (1), 59-73.

Books & Book Chapters 

Mahoney, K. (2016). The IAVM Blueprint: Event Management.  International Association of Venue Managers: Coppell, TX.

Mahoney, K.  (2016). Facility Management Analytics (pp. 213-231). Sport Analytics: A data-driven approach to sport business and management. New York, NY: Routledge Publishing.

Mahoney, K., Esckilsen, L., Jeralds, A., & Camp, S. (2015). Public Assembly Venue Management: Sports, Entertainment, Meeting, and Convention Venues.  International Association of Venue Managers: Coppell, TX.

Courses Taught
  • SMGT 2230 Management of Sport Industries
  • SMGT 3325 Sports Facility Management
  • SMGT 4475 Sport Event Management
  • SMGT 6613 Sports Facility Management
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