Dr. Jeffery Petersen and Family
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Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

Dr. Jeffrey C. Petersen serves as Kokernot Hall’s Faculty-in-Residence

Dr. Petersen is an associate professor in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, and acts as the program coordinator for the Sport Management Graduate Program, along with fulfilling the duties of the Graduate Program Director for the HHPR Department. He joined the Baylor faculty in 2009 following appointments at Ball State University (Muncie, IN) from 2004-2009, where he was an assistant professor and director of the undergraduate Sport Administration Program, and Loras College (Dubuque, IA) where he was an assistant professor of Physical Education and Sport Studies, along with working as the division chairperson. Dr. Petersen has also worked in athletic administration, teaching and coaching at the secondary level in New Mexico.

Dr. Petersen earned his B.S. in Biology and Secondary Education from Taylor University (Upland, IN), his M.A. in Human Performance and Sport from New Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas, NM), and his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM) in Health, Physical Education and Recreation with an emphasis in Sport Administration. He has authored or co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and made over 100 scholarly presentations related to his research lines in sport facility design and management, sport marketing and sponsorship, the Youth Olympic Games, and sport management pedagogical methods. Joining him in this Faculty-in-Residence endeavor is his wife, Sherry, who along with Jeff, is an avid runner and an active volunteer leader of women’s ministries at their church. They also have three children (Jeremy, Baylor sophomore, Joel, junior at Midway High School, and Jadie, 8th grader at Midway Middle School), and a miniature dachshund named “Dash.”

Of his role as live-in Faculty-in-Residence for Kokernot hall, Dr. Petersen states:
“The Faculty-in-Residence Program has tremendous potential for adding to a vibrant campus community as a part of the Living & Learning components within Baylor University’s residential life initiatives. This is an exciting adventure for our entire family, and we are excited to form strong connections with the students of the Kokernot residential community.”