Justin Evanovich

Assistant Clinical Professor

Educational Leadership


Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Educational Leadership
Managing Director, Husky Sport

Academic Degrees:

University of Connecticut – BA Sociology
University of Connecticut – MA Sport Management
University of Connecticut – Ph.D. Sport Management

Areas of Expertise:

Sport Management

Critical Social Theory

Sport Based Youth Development

Service Learning


Dr. Justin Evanovich currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership within the Neag School of Education and as the Managing Director of Husky Sport (www.huskysport.uconn.edu).

Husky Sport provides UConn staff and students a unique and intentional structure for collaboration with community and campus partners to plan, deliver, and evaluate youth development programs aimed at enhancing exposure, knowledge, and access to sport and physical activity, healthy nutrition, and academic achievement, as part of positive lifestyles and opportunities.

Justin teaches courses associated with sport, community, education, critical social theory, and service learning. Research has focused on individual level impacts of sport-based development programs with youth and the reciprocal impact of involvement with college student participants.

For more see:  www.huskysport.uconn.edu

Selected Publications:

McGarry, J.E. Evanovich, J.M., Ebron. K., Cho, J., & Arinze, N. (2019). Power and politics: A case study in community sport partnerships. Case Studies in Sport Management. 8(1), 50-5.

Dixon, M., McGarry, J.E. & Evanovich, J.M. (2018). Community and Youth Sport. In Contemporary Sport Management, 6th  Pedersen, P & Thibault, L., editors.

Fuller, R.D., McGarry, J.E., Coble, C.J, Evanovich, J.M., & Zastoupil, G. (2017). Lessons Learned: Action Research in a Campus-Community Partnership. In Research Methods Case Studies. Sage Publications.

Fidler J, McLaughlin P, Bubela D, Scarneo SE, McGarry J, Evanovich J, DiStefano L, et al. (2016) An Exploration of the Relationship of Body Mass Index with Motor Performance Measures and Quality of Life in Children Living in an Urban Setting. J Child Obes 1: 20.

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 action toward social change. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 8, 14-26.

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.

Bruening, J. E, Cotrufo, R. A., Fuller, R. D, Madsen, R. M, Evanovich, J. M., & Wilson-Hill, D. E (2013). Applying intergroup contact theory to the sport management classroom. Sport Management Education Journal.

Bruening, J.E, Madsen, R.M., Evanovich, J.M & Fuller, R.D. (2010) Discovery, Integration, Application and Teaching: Service Learning through Sport and Physical Activity. Sport Management Education Journal, 4(1), 31-48.


Justin Evanovich.
Contact Information
File Evanovich-2021CV
Mailing AddressUnit 3093
Office LocationGentry 217C