Dr. Jonathan Casper is an Associate Professor and Sport Management Program Coordinator in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management in the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University.
Dr. Casper is internationally recognized as a leading researcher on sport and the natural environment. His research seeks to help sport organizations integrate sustainability efforts into organizational operations, marketing, and fan engagement. Specific to this project his expertise lies in leveraging large events as informal educational settings (or platforms) and influencing behavior change. Dr. Casper has worked extensively with collegiate athletic departments, in particular NC State, to help integrate sustainability within operation and fan engagement. One of Dr. Casper’s strengths is working with athletic departments on sustainability initiatives that require communication and collaboration with multiple stakeholders.
Dr. Casper has published in leading peer-reviewed academic journals specific to sport and sustainability and presented his findings at international conferences. Most recently he published an edited text titled “Sport Management and the Natural Environment: Theory and Practice” which is a seminal textbook on this emerging field. He has received external funding for his work on sustainability education and engagement. He also serves as a consultant for collegiate athletics departments and sport sponsors on sustainability initiatives.