Dr. Jimmy Smith teaches several topics in the sport and physical education department including, marketing, organizational behavior, and sport facility management. His research has been published in some of the top sport management journals including the Journal of Sport Management. His research interests cover organizational change within sport organizations. Recent research interests in sports outreach has led to him publishing a book titled Sports Ministry that Wins: How to initiate, build, and manage a sports ministry program. This book has led to his current research and practical work with Gonzaga students in bringing before school sports outreach program for youth aged 9-12 to Spokane area schools.
Smith, J., & English, G. (Forthcoming). Sports ministry that wins: How to initiate, build, and manage a sports ministry program. (Eds.). Omaha, NB: Cross Training Publishing.
English, G., & Smith, J. (2017) Marketing within the local church sports ministry. In J. Smith & G. English (Eds.), Sports ministry that wins: How to initiate, build, and manage a sports ministry program. (Eds.). Omaha, NB: Cross Training Publishing
Smith, J. (Forthcoming). Strategies for change: A presidential perspective. In M. Winand & C. Anagnostopoulos (Eds.), Research Handbook on Sports Governance (pp.). Camberley, UK Edward Elgar Publishing.
Ray, J.*, Smith, J., & Fowler, B.* (2016). The effect of regulatory fit on Twitter fandom in the National Hockey League postseason. International Journal of Sport Communication, 9, 401-414.
Dowling, M., & Smith, J. (2016). The institutional work of Own the Podium in developing high performance sport in Canada. Journal of Sport Management, 30, 396-410.
Long, B.*, & Smith, J. (August 8, 2016). The Spirit soars on: An interpretive inquiry of leadership, health and wellness, and culture among Tribal Colleges and Universities athletic departments. Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education. Retrieved from http://www.tribalcollegejournal.org/archives/32362
Smith, J. (2016). An examination of sport management faculty journal publications and conference presentations in the United States and Canada. Journal of Physical Education and Sports Management, 2, 1-17.
Smith, J., & Washington, M. (2015). The antecedents and consequences of intercollegiate athletic associational reclassification: A multiple case study perspective. International Journal of Sport Management, 16, 1-20
Smith, J., & Soebbing, B. P., & Washington, M. (2015). Motivations for changing athletic associations: An athletic departments perspective. Journal of Contemporary Athletics. 9(2).
Smith, J., & Washington, M. (2014). Advancing isomorphism in higher education: A critical analysis of the careers of intercollegiate athletic director. Journal of Contemporary Athletics, 8(1).
Smith, J., & Williams, D., Soebbing, B. P., & Washington, M. (2013). The influence of a university’s social identity on changing athletic affiliations. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 6, 22-40.
Smith, J., & Washington, M. (2010). Coaching-centered versus business-centered: The career experiences of Canadian Interuniversity Sport athletic directors. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Proceedings.