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Dr. Jess Dixon

Associate Professor
Acting Dean, Faculty of Human Kinetics


Email: jdixon@uwindsor.caDr. Jess Dixon
Phone : (519) 253 - 3000 ext:2461
Office: H.K. Building, Room 113
 

Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
M.H.K. (University of Windsor)
B.S.M. (Brock University)


Bio

Dr. Dixon joined the Department of Kinesiology in 2006 in the area of Sport Management. He teaches classes in sport management, sport finance, human resource management, sport event management, and strategic management. From 2009 through 2015, he led seminars on sport leadership to students in the International Sport Business class at the Johan Cruyff University in Amsterdam, NL. Dr. Dixon’s primary research and scholarly interests are in the area of strategic management in sport. His secondary interests include executive leadership and human resource management, relative age effects in sport,  and sport management pedagogy. Dr. Dixon is an award-winning teacher and student mentor, having received the Wayne Marino Faculty of Human Kinetics Teaching Excellence Award in 2019 and the Excellence in Mentoring Award from the University of Windsor Alumni Association in 2016. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Case Studies in Sport Management, a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes teaching case studies related to the sport management discipline, and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Sports and Active Living – Sports Management and Marketing, an Open Access journal that publishes research related to all aspects of sport management and marketing. Dr. Dixon also previously served as Chair (2018-2020) of the Sport Management Research Collective (SMRC) and as a Member-at-Large (2015-2017) on the Executive Council of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM®). Prior to taking over as Acting Dean of the Faculty of Human Kinetics, he served as the Head of the Department of Kinesiology (2019-2020) and Kinesiology Graduate Program Coordinator (2017-2019).

Areas of Research Interset

  • Strategic management in sport
  • Executive leadership
  • Human resource management
  • Relative age effects in sport
  • Sport management pedagogy

Recent Sources of Funding

  • Curriculum Development Fund, University of Windsor (2017-2018; 2018-2019; 2019-2020)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Grant (2018-2019)
  • Centred on Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF), University of Windsor (2015-2016; 2016-2017; 2018-2019)
  • Janet B. Parks Research Grant, North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) (2017-2018)
  • Undergraduate Research Experience Grant (SSHRC Internal Grant), University of Windsor (2015-2016; 2017-2018)
  • Mitacs Accelerate Grant (2017)
  • Women’s Campus Safety Grant, University of Windsor (2017)
  • SSHRC Standard Research Grant; Sport Participation Research Initiative (2013-2016)
     

Recent Scholarly Activities:

Edited Books:

Dixon, J.C., Horton, S., Chittle, L., & Baker, J. (2020). Relative age effects in sport: International perspectives. New York, NY: Routledge.

Book chapters:

Baker, J., Horton, S., Chittle, L., & Dixon, J.C. (2020). Concluding thoughts and future research on relative age effects in sport. In J.C. Dixon, S. Horton, L. Chittle, & J. Baker (Eds.), Relative age effects in sport: International perspectives (pp. 155-161). New York, NY: Routledge.

Chittle, L., Dixon, J.C., & Horton, S. (2020). Tackling an age-old dilemma among student-athletes: Academic timing and relative age effects. In J.C. Dixon, S. Horton, L. Chittle, & J. Baker (Eds.), Relative age effects in sport: International perspectives (pp. 83-97). New York, NY: Routledge.

Dixon, J.C., Horton, S., Chittle, L., & Baker, J. (2020). Serendipity strikes. In J.C. Dixon, S. Horton, L. Chittle, & J. Baker (Eds.), Relative age effects in sport: International perspectives (pp. 1-11). New York, NY: Routledge.

Agha, N., Dixon, J.C., & Dwyer, B. (2018). Sport management research. In P. Pederson, & L. Thibault (Eds.), Contemporary Sport Management (6th ed.; pp. 442-461). Champagne, IL: Human Kinetics.

Stadder, E., & Dixon, J.C. (2017). North America. In T. Breitbarth, S. Kaiser, & G. Dickson (Eds), Golf business and management. London: Routledge.

Journal publications:

Chittle, L., Horton, S., & Dixon, J.C. (in press). Examining the role of relative age on leadership behaviours among female ice hockey players: An exploratory investigation. Journal of Amateur Sport.

Kirzinger, S.E., & Dixon, J.C. (in press). Mentoring in professional hockey: A functional analysis of the most prolific general managers in the history of the NHL. The Hockey Research Journal.

Agha, N., & Dixon, J.C. (2019). The uniqueness of sport from a strategic management perspective: The case for spectatoritis. Journal of Global Sport Management. Online first.

Chittle, L., Horton, S., & Dixon, J.C. (2019). Youth developmental experiences among female ice hockey players: The role of relative age. Journal of Positive Development, 14(4), 1-18.

Safranyos, S., Chittle, L., Horton, S., & Dixon, J.C. (2019). Academic timing and the relative age effect among male and female athletes in Canadian interuniversity volleyball. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 127(1), 182-201.

Woolf, J., Dixon, J.C., & Green, B.C. (2019). Just how competitive are we? Managing organizational culture in a Canadian university athletics department. Case Studies in Sport Management, 8(S1), S21-S27; S1-S13 (teaching note).

Stadder, E., Chittle, L., Horton, S. & Dixon, J.C. (2019). Movable obstruction? Examining the impact of academic timing on the relative age effect among NCAA golfers. International Journal of Golf Science, 7(1), 1-23.

Chittle, L., Dixon, J.C., & Horton, S. (2018). Relative age effects and academic timing in Canadian interuniversity football. High Ability Studies, 29(1), 64-78.

Chittle, L., Horton, S., & Dixon, J.C. (2018). Delayed or on-time? Examining the moderating effect of academic timing on the relative age effect among Canadian Interuniversity Sport athletes. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 12(2), 94-112.

Ehlen, F., Dixon, J.C., & Loughead, T.M. (2018). Leading with vision and values: An interview with Richard Peddie, former president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. Sport Management Education Journal, 12(1), 57-64.

Goodwin, A., Chittle, L., Dixon, J.C. & Andrews, D.M. (2018). Taking stock and effecting change: Curriculum evaluation through a review of course syllabi. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 43(6), 855-866.

Chittle, L., Horton, S., Weir, P., & Dixon, J.C. (2017). Exploring the relationship between the relative age effect and youth development among male house league ice hockey players. Journal of Amateur Sport, 3(1), 1-17.

Chittle, L., Horton, S., Weir, P., & Dixon, J.C. (2017). Investigating the relationship between the relative age effect and leadership behaviors among male ice hockey players. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 52(6), 751-768.

Hoffman, M.D., Loughead, T.M., Dixon, J.C., & Crozier, A.J. (2017). Examining the home advantage in the National Hockey League: Comparisons among regulation, overtime, and the shootout. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 28(1), 24-30.

Jackson, E., Ciulla, S., Ehlen, F., Ogunlana, A., & Dixon, J.C. (2017). Performance Sports Group: To invest or not to invest. Case Studies in Sport Management, 6(Case 10), 76-85; 1-15 (teaching note).

Woolf, J., & Dixon, J.C. (2017). You're Hired! A hiring simulation for sport management students that incorporates the hidden profile phenomenon. Sport Management Education Journal, 11(2), 106-119.

Agha, N., Goldman, M., & Dixon, J.C. (2016). Rebranding: The value of team name changes on club revenue. European Sport Management Quarterly, 16(5), 673-693.

Beres, J.L., & Dixon, J.C. (2016). Examining the role of friendship in mentoring relationships between graduate students and faculty advisors. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 9, 111-124.

Chittle, L., Horton, S., & Dixon, J.C. (2016). Time out or fast break?: Relative age effects and academic timing in NCAA Division I basketball. Journal of Sport Behavior, 39(2), 107-125.

Chittle, L., Horton, S., & Dixon, J.C. (2016). What the Triple Crown teaches us about success in school and sports. Talent Development & Excellence, 8(2), 33-40.

Imeson, T., Mbacke, M., & Dixon, J.C. (2016). A Middle Eastern showcase: Qatar's 2022 World Cup. Case Studies in Sport Management, 5(Case 4), 24-30; 1-8 (teaching note).