Phone: (703) 993-7088
Fax: (703) 993-2025
Email: jmcdowe7 (@gmu.edu)
George Mason University
Thompson Hall 1602
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Monday and Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm or by appointment
Dr. McDowell’s research focuses on issues of diversity and inclusion in sport and recreation organizations, with a particular emphasis on investigating and developing strategies and programs that can be implemented to remove barriers to participation. Her emerging research stream investigates the utility of lifetime sports and sport programs in reducing health risks.
- Diversity and Inclusion Issues in Sport Organizations
- Title IX and Gender Equality in Sport
- Sport for Health
McDowell, J. Huang, Y. K., & Caza, A. (2018). Does identity matter? An investigation of the effects of authentic leadership on athletes’ psychological capital and engagement. Journal of Sport Management, 32 (3) 227-242.
McDowell, J., Kim, A., & Brison, N. (2018). Professional sport. In P. Pederson & L. Thibault (Eds.), Contemporary sport management (6th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
McDowell, J., & Hoffman, J. L. (2017). Women’s and gender issues in intercollegiate athletics. In G. Sailes (Ed.), Sports in higher education: Issues & controversies (2nd ed., pp. 139-170). San Diego, CA: University Readers/Cognella.
Hoffman, J. L., McDowell, J., & Rafael, V. (2017). Gender discrimination and retaliation under Title IX at Fresno State. In S. Harper & J. Donnor (Eds.), Scandals in college sports: Legal, ethical & policy case studies (pp. 216-224). New York, NY: Routledge.
McDowell, J., & Carter-Francique, A. (2016). Experiences of female athletes of color. In E. Staurowsky (Ed.), Women and sport: Continuing a journey of liberation to celebration (pp. 95-115). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
McDowell, J., Deterding, R., Elmore, T., Morford, E., & Morris, E. (2016). Title IX and campus recreation: Guidelines to increase gender equity in club and intramural sport programs. Recreational Sport Journal, 40(2), 133-151.
Morris, E., Arthur-Banning, S., & McDowell, J. (2016). Constraints to millennial generation female assistant coaches pursuing head coaching careers. International Journal of Sport Management, 17(3), 336-356.
McDowell, J., & Anaza, E. (2016). An exploration of students’ conceptualization of affirmative action in sport management careers. International Journal of Sport Management, 17(1), 102-128.
- Independent Study for the Doctor of Philosophy in Education (EDUC 897)
- Diversity and Inclusion Issues in Sport (SPMT 318)
- Special Topics in Sport Management (SPMT 480)
- Special Topics (SRST 598)
- Independent Study in Sport and Recreation Studies (SRST 599)
- Research Design and Statistical Reasoning (SRST 623)
- Master's Project/Internship (SRST 798)
- Master's Thesis (SRST 799)