Jimmy Mattern is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Wilmington College. Mattern earned his Doctoral Degree in Sport Management at the United States Sports Academy, his Master of Science in Sport Management from Lock Haven University, and his Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration from Lock Haven University.
Prior to Wilmington College, Mattern taught Sport Management classes at Lock Haven University, Baldwin Wallace University, and at the United States Sports Academy.
While at Lock Haven University, Mattern was the Faculty Athletics Representative, working closely with student-athletes and their professors, as well as with the coaches and athletic administrators. He also advised the Sport Management Club, arranging experiential learning opportunities to the Super Bowl, NCAA College Football Playoffs, NFL Draft, MLB Little League Classic, NCAA Women’s Final Four, among many other major sporting events.
Mattern’s sport industry experience includes work with the Cleveland Indians, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, a baseball and softball training facility, and as the Assistant Coach of the LHU Women’s Swim Team. He is also a board member of the Pennsylvania Sport Business Conference and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Director Association.
Mattern’s recent professional publications include an analysis of expenditures and participation in public school sports and comparing collegiate student-athletes’ and non-athlete students’ academic success.