• I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Recreation Management and Policy at the University of New Hampshire. My research focuses on how events of various types can be leveraged to provide benefits to the hosting destination. Through my research, I strive to provide recommendations for the design and management of event programs to maximize positive outcomes for event stakeholders and local communities, such as active living, community development and sense of community. In this research area, I am currently working on two major research projects: (1) leveraging senior games for active living, and (2) leveraging the cancellation of in-person events for positive social outcomes.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2024 Event leverage: a systematic literature review and new research agendaEuropean Sport Management Quarterly.  24:785-809. 2024
    2024 The Role of Facilitators in the Constraint Negotiation of Leisure-Time Physical ActivityLeisure Sciences: an interdisciplinary journal.  46:123-142. 2024
    2024 Role Conflict of Chinese Student-Athletes: Distinct Challenges They Face and Implications for Collegiate Sport AdministratorsJournal of Global Sport Management.  9:113-131. 2024
    2024 Examining the evolution of network governance forms of an event leveraging collective: a longitudinal investigationEvent Management: an international journal2024
    2024 Leveraging the Cancellation of In-Person Sport Events for Sense of Community: The Case of the Illinois MarathonEvent Management: an international journal.  28:41-57. 2024
    2023 Exploring Social Entrepreneurial Activities at a Community Sport Event in the Context of the Covid-19 PandemicEvent Management: an international journal.  27:1165-1182. 2023
    2023 Sport Participation for Adults Aged 50 + Years: A Socioecological AnalysisInternational Journal of Aging and Human Development.  97:354-373. 2023
    2022 Exploring Roller Derby Skaters’ Progression Into the SportInternational Journal of the Sociology of Leisure.  5:207-227. 2022
    2021 Governing Adaptation Strategies of Winter Tourism Destinations in the Context of the 2022 Olympic Winter GamesTourism Review International: an international journal.  25:1-17. 2021
    Sense of Community among Event Stakeholders during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of the Illinois MarathonJournal of Global Sport Management.  1-20.
    Sense of community among virtual race participants: the case of the Illinois MarathonManaging Sport and Leisure.  1-23.
    Sense of community in roller derbyJournal of Leisure Research.  1-20.
    Today's Older Adults: Strategies of Facilitating Sport ParticipationJournal of Park and Recreation Administration

    Teaching Activities

  • Mgmt Experience Industry Taught course
  • Mktg Recreation Taught course
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Tourism Management, Beijing Int Studies Univ,China
  • M.S. Human Geography and Planning, Utrecht University,Netherlands
  • Ph.D. Recreation, Sport and Tourism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Full Name

  • Guangzhou Chen