College of Education faculty member Thomas A. Baker III has been named the new Associate Editor for the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, a leading journal for sport law.
Baker, an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology's sport management and policy program, will serve as Associate Editor for two years and then as Editor for two years of the publication
His research primarily focuses on the application of law to sport. Within that focus, he specializes in how commercial laws influence sport marketing, such as legal issues concerning brand image/management and the regulation of marketing through social media. He also conducts injury prevention research that focuses on the risk of sexual violence in sports, with a particular focus on violence against children.
Baker's work has been recognized nationally. He received the 2013 Young Professional Award from the Sport & Recreation Law Association.
Baker received his Ph.D. in sport management from the University of Florida 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 School of Law in New Orleans where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class (cum laude) and was named the William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar. He joined the UGA faculty in 2007.