Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology (Sport Management)
My research primarily focuses on the application of law to sport and within that focus I specialize in how commercial laws influence sport marketing, such as legal issues concerning brand image/management and the regulation of marketing through social media. I also conduct injury prevention research that focuses on the risk of sexual violence in sports, with a particular focus on violence against children.
Dr. Baker is a commercial litigator turned Associate Professor in the Sport Management and Policy program at the University of Georgia. He conducts research in sport management that primarily focuses on the application of the law to sport. Within that focus he specializes in how commercial laws influence and affect sport marketing, such as legal issues concerning brand image/management and the use of social media in sport marketing. Additionally, he conducts risk management research focused on (a) preventing sexual abuse in sport, and (b) terrorism management at sports facilities. Dr. Baker received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Sport Management where he was a Dr. Charles W. LaPradd Ph.D. Fellow, earned the Clifford A. Boyd Graduate Scholarship Award, and the Norma M. Leavitt Scholarship. He earned his J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law where he graduated in the top 10% of his class (cum laude) earning the distinction of William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar.
|PhD||Sport Law||University of Florida||2007|
|JD||Law||Loyola University New Orleans School of Law||2001|
|BA||Communications||University of Southern Mississippi||1997|
|2013||Mentoring Faculty Fellow||Owens Institute for Behavioral Research (OIBR)|
|2013||Young Professional Award: For Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service devoted to Sport and Recreation Law||Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA)|
|2006||The Clifford A. Boyd Graduate Scholarship Award||The University of Florida|
|2004||The Dr. Charles W. LaPradd Ph.D. Fellowship||The University of Florida|
|2004||The Norma M. Leavitt Scholarship||The University of Florida|
|2001||William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar||Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law|
|2000||Academic Excellence Award- Sports and Entertainment Law||Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law|