Professor, Department of Educational Leadership
Executive Director, Husky Sport
University of Notre Dame-BA English
Morehead State University-MA English
The Ohio State University-Ph.D. Sport Management
Areas of Expertise:
Gender and Race in Sport
Sport Based Youth Development
Youth Physical Activity
Jennifer (Bruening) McGarry is a professor of sport management. Dr. McGarry’s research line has focused primarily on barriers and supports for women and those from minoritized ethnic and socio-economic groups. Dr. McGarry is also the program founder and director of Husky Sport. Husky Sport has both a program and a research component. The program connects UConn faculty, staff and students with schools and community organization partners to plan and implement sessions in Hartford, CT. Husky Sport, funded by USDA’s SNAP-Ed grant for fifteen consecutive years for close to $7M, is a sport-based youth development program emphasizing exposure and access to sport and physical activity, and advocating healthy nutrition and lifestyles. Research has focused on individual level impacts of sport-based youth development on youth participants, individual level impacts of service learning on college student participants, and organizational level impacts on campus-community partnerships.
For more see www.huskysport.uconn.edu
McGarry, J.E. (2020). Enact, Discard, Transform: An Impact Agenda. Journal of Sport Management, 34(1), 1-8.
Lavoi, N. M., McGarry, J.E., & Fisher, L. A. (2019). Final Thoughts on Women in Sport Coaching: Fighting the War. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 27 (2), 136-140. https://doi.org/10.1123/wspaj.2019-0030
Simien, E., Arinze, N., &. McGarry, J.E. (2019). A Portrait of Marginality in Sport and Education: Toward a Theory of Intersectionality and Raced-Gendered Experiences for Black Female College Athletes. Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy, DOI: 1080/1554477X.2019.1614865
McGarry, J., Mala, J., & Corral, M. (2018). Program Development: A Sport-Based Authentic Adolescent Leadership Model. Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 1(2).
Whitley, M., Martinek, T., Mercier, K., Quinlan, M., & McGarry, J. (2017). Educating Future Leaders of the Sport-Based Youth Development Field. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 88 (20), 15-20.
Madsen, R.M. & Bruening, J.E. (2016) “Dads play basketball and moms go shopping!” Social role theory and the preference for male coaches. Journal of Contemporary Athletics, 10(4), 277-292.
Bruening, J., Fuller, R., & Percy, V. A (2015). Multilevel Analysis of a Campus-Community Partnership. Journal of Service Learning in Higher Education. 4(1), 86-111
Fuller, R.D., Evanovich, J.M., Bruening, J.E., Welty Peachey, J. A, Coble, C.J, Percy, V.E, Maldouangdock, J., Corral, M. (2015). The Impact of a Sport-Based Service Learning Course on Participants’ Attitudes, Intentions and Actions Toward Social Change, Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 8, 14-26.
Bruening, J.E., Clark, B.S., & Mudrick, M.A. (2015). Sport Based Youth Development in Practice: The Long-Term Impacts of an Urban After School Program for Girls. Journal of Recreation and Parks Administration, 33(2), 87-103.
Bruening, J.E., Welty Peachey, J.A., Evanovich, J.M., Fuller, R.D., Chung, M., Percy, V.E., Silverstein, L.A., & Coble, C.M. (2015). Managing sport for social change: The effects of intentional design and structure in a sport-based service learning initiative. Sport Management Review, 18 (1), 69–85.
Andrassy, E. J., Bruening, J., Svensson, P., Huml, M. R., & Chung, M. (2014). The role of organizational capacity in student-athlete development. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 7(2), 218-244.
Bruening, J. E, Cotrufo, R. A., Fuller, R. D, Madsen, R. M, Evanovich, J. M., & Wilson-Hill, D. E (2014). Applying intergroup contact theory to the sport management classroom. Sport Management Education Journal, 8, 35-45.
Fuller, R.D., Bruening, J. E., Percy, V. E, & Cotrufo, R. A. (2013). Early adolescent male development: A study of a sport-based after-school program in an urban environment. Research Quarterly in Exercise and Sport, 84 (4), 469-482.
Clark, B. S., Bruening, J. E., & Madsen, R. M. (2013). Mentoring identity of female student-athletes: A study of service with urban youth using sport and physical activity. International Journal of Sport Management, 14, 147-174
Journal of Sport Management, Editorial Board
Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, Editorial Board
Sex Roles, Editorial Board
In the News:
McGarry Burton team up with epsnW US department of state on women in sport initiative