Professor and 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
Jennifer (Bruening) McGarry is a professor of sport management and department head in Educational Leadership in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. 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 or 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.
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