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Interim Director

Ted Butryn

A professor in SJSU’s Department of Kinesiology, Ted Butryn has published more than 35 refereed articles and book chapters on whiteness in sport, cyborg athletes and doping, and given more than 55 national and international conference papers. In 2017, he was named a Research Fellow for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. A member of the University of Tennessee track and cross-country teams from 1989 to 1992, he holds a B.S. and Ph.D. from University of Tennessee and an M.A from San Jose State.

Phone:(408) 924-3068

Associate Director

Rodney Knox

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.


Assistant Director

Cole Armstrong

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.




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