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Meet Umer Hussain

  • Ph.D. from Texas A&M University

I am an interdisciplinary sport management scholar who uses a social justice lens to understand how the social world impacts individuals’ lives and frames their experiences in the sporting and eSports context. This lens guides my research, teaching, and service and informs my ultimate goal of understanding and dismantling the underpinnings of social inequity based on gender, race, religion, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, and other dimensions of identity. The combination of my expertise as a social-psychologist (who primarily studies phenomena at the socio-individual level of analysis) and as a transnational scholar (who primarily study phenomena at the cultural level of analysis) uniquely positions me to ask questions, examine topics, and explore assumptions often neglected in mainstream sporting/ business paradigms and conversations. I not only examine the experiences of individuals but how those experiences relate to and stem from larger social processes and structures in the sporting context. In so doing, I forge new ground by contextualizing people’s everyday lives within the society in which they live. Currently, I am teaching courses in the realm of business and sport management at Ripon College.


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Students' big dreams in the small town of Ripon make this place special.

What is something you’ve experienced that makes Ripon College special?

Students’ big dreams in the small town of Ripon make this place special.

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The business case study teaching assignment is my favorite because it makes students think out of the box.

Briefly describe a favorite assignment or in-class activity.

The business case study teaching assignment is my favorite because it makes students think out of the box.

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Be patient and work with each student.

What’s the best advice about teaching you’ve ever received?

Be patient and work with each student.



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Umer Hussain’s sporting expertise continues in the spotlight during World Cup competition

As the 2022 FIFA World Cup continues in Qatar, it is becoming a point of global debate in global media and sporting bodies, says Assistant […]

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Paper by Umer Hussain published in European Sport Management Quarterly

A new research paper co-written by Assistant Professor of Business and Sports Management Umer Hussain has been published by European Sport Management Quarterly (ESMQ). In […]

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Umer Hussain has an active November

Assistant Professor of Business and Sports Management Umer Hussain reported several professional activities in November. His research focuses on understanding the intersection of race, religion, […]