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Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • Dr. Mike Stocz (St-Oates) is a scholar within sport law and sport media communications. In particular, Dr. Stocz research revolves around risk management in K-12 sport administrative settings, media research using qualitative methods, and motorsport studies. Dr. Stocz is currently the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Motorsport Culture & History (https://scholars.unh.edu/jmotorsportculturehistory/), as well as a member of the Argetsinger Symposium steering committee (conference on motorsport research), and an editorial board member for the International Journal of Business in Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management (https://www.gaics.org/journal/JBSM).

    Previously, Dr. Stocz worked within the farm systems for the Colorado Rockies (Albuquerque Isotopes) and the Boston Red Sox (Greenville Drive), as well as a social media producer, video editor, and sports photographer for a CBS affiliate in Spartanburg, SC (WSPA-TV), and freelance photographer/tech director/producer for a variety of networks, including ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, Charter Sports, Big South Network, UNCC 49ers Athletics, and ProView Sports (Albuquerque). Currently, Dr. Stocz does freelance media work for the Seacoast United Phantoms USL2, New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Double A Affiliate- Toronto Blue Jays), and UNH athletics. As an avid sports fan, Dr. Stocz pulls for the San Diego Padres (ironic given previous farm system employment), Portland Timbers, Green Bay Packers, Boston Bruins, Chase Elliott, and Haas in Formula 1. Dr. Stocz is also a certified barbecue judge.

    Dr. Stocz's research has been featured in a number of different publications, including the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (JOPERD), The Physical Educator, the International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, Soccer & Society, Mass Communication and Society, and the Journal of Sports Sciences. Previously, Dr. Stocz has mentored a University sponsored graduate student researcher of the year (Ryan Benner, UNA), been consulted on student athlete compensation in the NCAA outside of the NIL by a United States Senator, and is a certified peer reviewer for Quality Matters, an online course development guide.

    Selected Publications (* signifies student co-author):

    Stocz, M., Schlereth, N., Crum, D., Maestas, A., & Barnes, J. (2019). Student-athlete compensation: An alternative compensation model for all athletes competing in NCAA athletics. Journal of Higher Education Athletics & Innovation, 1(5), 82-101.

    Nachtigal, J., & Stocz, M. (2022). The Kenai rule in four acts: Bear-baiting, firearms, hunting, and trapping restrictions in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Alaska Law Review, 39(2), 347-368.

    Benner, R.*, & Stocz, M. (2020). Negligence and government immunity in high school softball. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, 91(1), 49-50.

    Stocz, M., & Stewart, S.* (2021). An Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor Case Appeal for a High School Basketball Coach. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, 927), 54-55.

    Frederick, E., Stocz, M., & Pegoraro, A. (2016). Prayers, punishment, and perception: An analysis of the response to the Tony Stewart – Kevin Ward incident on Facebook. Sport and Society, 5, 1-18. Doi:10.1080/17430437.2015.1133598.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2022 The Dangers of Off-Campus Physical Education Activities: Closer Look at Proximate CauseJournal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  93:69-70. 2022
    2022 Exploring Servant Teaching in Kinesiology: A Self-Determination Theory PerspectiveInternational Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education.  6:160-173. 2022
    2021 An Unlawful Sexual Conduct With a Minor Case Appeal for a High School Basketball CoachJournal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  92:54-55. 2021
    2021 A Title IX and Emotional Distress Analysis for High School AthletesJournal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  92:62-63. 2021
    2021 High School Weight Room SafetyJournal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  92:42-43. 2021
    2021 Recent rulings from the courts affecting HPERD professionals: A preliminary injunction case in high school athletics.Physical Educator: a magazine for the profession.  78:242-245. 2021
    2020 A State-Created Danger Case in High School WrestlingJournal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  91:58-59. 2020
    2020 An Arbitration Ruling in K–12 Physical EducationJournal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  91:58-59. 2020
    2020 Negligence and Government Immunity in High School SoftballJournal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  91:49-50. 2020
    2019 Is the disease spreading? A case study of the American OutlawsSoccer and Society.  20:836-847. 2019
    2019 Transgender Considerations in Physical EducationJournal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  90:45-46. 2019
    2019 The Dangers of Responsibilities Assigned to Concussed AthletesJournal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  90:52-53. 2019
    2019 Reactive versus Proactive Risk Management in Track and FieldJournal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  90:46-47. 2019
    2018 Weight Training in Middle School AthleticsJournal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  89:48-49. 2018
    2018 Dugouts as a Hazard in High School BaseballJournal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  89:62-63. 2018
    2016 Prayers, punishment, and perception: an analysis of the response to the Tony Stewart – Kevin Ward Jr. incident on FacebookSport in Society.  19:1460-1477. 2016
    2016 Softball: Nothing Soft about ItJournal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  87:36-41. 2016
    2016 When Athlete Activism Clashes With Group Values: Social Identity Threat Management via Social MediaMass Communication and Society.  19:301-322. 2016
    2015 Physical Education Teaching Assistant Perceptions on Classroom Management and Teaching EffectivenessJournal of Sports Science.  3. 2015
    2015 Capturing physical education teacher performance: Considerations and ethical conducts for Teachscape and other new technologies in the classroom.Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.  53:22-28. 2015
    A retaliation claim in high school athleticsPhysical Educator: a magazine for the profession.  78:651-654.
    An introduction to the Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium Issue for the Journal of Motorsport Culture & History.Journal of Motorsport Culture & History.  1:1-1.
    Student Athlete Compensation: An Alternative Compensation Model for All Athletes Competing in NCAA AthleticsJournal of Higher Education Athletics & Innovation.  82-101.
    The Kenai rule in four acts: Bear-baiting, firearms, hunting, and trapping restrictions in the Kenai National Wildlife RefugeAlaska Law Review.  39.

    Chapter

    Year Title
    Formula One and environmental sustainability: Changes, shifts, and future challenges in motorsport

    Teaching Activities

  • Hist American Sport Phy Cul Taught course 2023
  • Sport Facility and Event Mgmt Taught course 2023
  • Sport Media Relations Taught course 2023
  • Hist American Sport Phy Cul Taught course 2022 - 2023
  • Hist Amer Sport & Physical Cul Taught course 2022
  • Sport Finance Taught course 2022
  • Sport Media Production Taught course 2022
  • Hist Amer Sport& Physical Cult Taught course 2022
  • Hist Amer Sport& Physical Cult Taught course 2022
  • Athletic Administration Taught course 2022
  • Hist Amer Sport& Physical Cult Taught course 2022
  • Sport Media Relations Taught course 2022
  • Hist Amer Sport& Physical Cult Taught course 2021 - 2022
  • Hist Amer Sport& Physical Cult Taught course 2021
  • Sport Finance Taught course 2021
  • Sport Media Production Taught course 2021
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Mike Stocz