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Jillian McNiff Villemaire: Faculty and Staff

Jillian McNiff Villemaire
Assistant Professor


Professional Profile:

Doctorate of Education, Curriculum and Teaching, Physical Education and Coaching
Boston University, Boston, MA, 2013
Dissertation: An examination of early career experiences among graduates of sport management degree programs

Master of Science, Sport and Leisure Service Management        
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, 2004
Thesis: Community relations in professional sport as a positive marketing technique

Bachelor of Science, Movement Science, Sport and Leisure Studies
Westfield State University, Westfield, MA, 2002
Concentration: Health & Fitness

Teaching and Related Service:

Assistant Professor, Sport Management Flagler College  
2014- current
Teach sport management classes, including:

  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Governance and Policy
  • Sport Finance
  • Administration of Sport
  • Advise 30+ undergraduate students on course selection and career prospects
  • Serve on Faculty Development and Evaluation committee

Assistant Professor, Sport Management Mount Ida College 
2011- 2014
Instructor for sport management classes, including:

  • Sport and Media
  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Event Management practicum
  • Facility Management
  • Sport Communication
  • Sport Finance
  • Athletic Administration practicum
  • Business Course in Social Media Marketing
  • Advise 30+ undergraduate sport management students
  • Including students in Learning Opportunities Program and student-athletes
  • Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence Fellowship (2013-2014)
  • Campus-wide committees: Election Committee and Faculty Development & Grant
  • Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration, Secretary-Treasurer

Adjunct Professor, Endicott College    
2012- 2014
Instructor for graduate level summer courses held in Leysin, Switzerland (2013)

  • Capstone class in athletic administration for graduate students
  • Online instructor for Masters of Education in Athletic Administration program
  • Assist with curriculum planning and development for graduate program
  • Undergraduate sport management instructor for various classes

Faculty Athletics Representative, Mount Ida College  
2012- 2014

  • Liaison between faculty and athletic department
  • Work as advisor for Student-Athletic Advisory Council
  • Strategize and plan key lectures for student-athletes

Adjunct Professor, Lasell College     
2005- 2012
Experience teaching undergraduate sport management classes, including:

  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport in Society
  • Sports Finance
  • Sport Administration
  • Facility & Event Management
  • Sport & Media
  • Use guest speakers as a way to reinforce concepts and practical applications
  • Help students to understand their career options and potential

More Information:

McNiff, J. (2012, August). 2012 Olympic sponsorships and endorsements. Global Sport Management News, vol 3. Retrieved from

McNiff, J. (2013). An examination of early career experiences among graduates of sport management degree programs. (Doctoral dissertation). Boston University, Boston.

McNiff, J., Fried, G., & Mahoney, K. (2014, June). Learning sport management. Case Studies in Sport Management, vol. 3, case 5.

McNiff, J. & Howard, K. (in progress). A descriptive analysis of sport management graduates early career experiences in the sports industry.

McNiff, J. & Howard, K. (in progress). The experiences of graduates of sport management programs who were unable to find sports industry employment.

McNiff, J. (in progress). The use of TPSR in a collegiate sport management classroom to improve collective behavior and respect. 

Aicher, T. & McNiff, J. (in progress). Advising student-athletes in online classes.

North American Society for Sport Management
National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics

Reviewer for Case Studies in Sport Management published by Human Kinetics 2014- current

Selected as Men’s Lacrosse Honorary Faculty Captain during DIII Week April 2012

Girls on the Run Coach September 2014- December 2014
Wounded Warrior Project 8K Volunteer September 2014