Professor & Department Head
Professor and Department Head, 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
Dr. McGarry has been a part of the Sport Management program at the University of Connecticut since January of 2002 after spending eight years as an athletic administrator and volleyball coach at Kenyon College in Ohio, including two years as athletic director. Dr. McGarry’s research line has focused primarily on barriers and supports for women and those from marginalized 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 provides mentors (UCONN students) as planners of sessions at community sites in Hartford, CT that emphasize exposure and access to sport and physical activity, and advocate good nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Research has focused on individual level impacts of such a program on pre-adolescents and the reciprocal impact of involvement on the college student mentors. Additionally, current research is focused on the organizational or socio-cultural level impacts of campus-community partnerships. For more see www.huskysport.uconn.edu
Andrassy, E & Bruening, J.E. From Rhetoric to Reality: NCAA Division I Athletic Department MissionStatements and Student-Athlete Community Service Efforts. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 4, 271-288 271
Dixon, M.A. & Bruening, J.E. Youth and Community Sport. In P. Pederson, J. Parks, J., Quarterman, & L. Thibault, Contemporary Sport Management, Fourth Edition. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics
Bruening, J.E, Madsen, R.M., Evanovich, J.M & Fuller, R.D. Discovery, Integration, Application and Teaching: Service Learning through Sport and Physical Activity. Sport Management Education Journal, 4(1), 31-48.
Bruening, J.E., Dover, K.M, & Clark, B.C.Pre-Adolescent Female Development through Sport and Physical Activity: A Case Study of an Urban Afterschool Program. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 80, 87-101
Bruening, J.E. & Dixon, M.A. Situating Work-Family Negotiations within a Life Course Perspective: Insights on the Gendered Experiences of NCAA Division I Head Coaching Mothers. Sex Roles, 58, 10-23.
Dixon, M.A. & Bruening, J.E. The Quest for Work-Family Balance: A Top-Down Perspective. Journal ofSport Management, 21, 471-496.
Bruening, J.E. & Dixon, M.A. The Quest for Work-Family Balance: Managing Role Conflict. Journal of Sport Management, 21, 377-406.
Cunningham, G.B, Bruening, J.E., & Straub, T. The under-representation of African Americans in NCAA Division I Head Coaching Positions. Journal of Sport Management, 20, 387-413.
Bruening, J.E. & Cunningham, G.B. Students’ Perceptions of Barriers and Supports in Sport and Leisure Careers. International Journal of Sport Management, 7(4), 445-458.
Bruening, J.E. Academic Stereotypes of African American Female Student-Athletes: A Qualitative Study. Academic Athletic Journal, 18 (1), 22-35.
Journal of Sport Management, Editorial Board
Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, Editorial Board
Sex Roles, Editorial Board
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