Akilah Carter Francique
Akilah R. Carter-Francique, associate professor African-American Studies at SJSU, serves as the 2018-2019 president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and co-edited Athletic Experience at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Past, Present, and Persistence and Critical Race Theory: Black Athletic Experiences in the United States.
Rodney Knox has 25 years of experience in integrated marketing communications and brand management, including leadership roles at Nike, Inc., the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers. An experienced college lecturer in business and marketing, Knox has a master’s in sports management from the University of San Francisco.
Cole Armstrong holds a doctoral degree in sport management from Florida State University. His research focuses on management in sport organizations, sport marketing, and the influence of sport on identity development.