Faculty Directory

Benjamin H. Nam


NAM, Benjamin H.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Assistant Professor, School of Education, SISU

Email:  W2004@shisu.edu.cn

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Specialization in International and Comparative Higher Education

Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies in Education


M.S. in Management, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Specialization in Recreation and Sport

Professional Certificate in Global Leadership


B.S. in Management, Eastern Michigan University

Major in Sport and Physical Education

Minor in Communication 


Research Interests


International and Comparative Higher Education

Adult Learning and Vocational Education

East Asian and Cultural Studies in Education


Teaching Courses


Global Educational Leadership, Research Ethics and Academic Norms, Academic Research Writing


Recent Publications (* indicates corresponding author)


Bai, Q., & *Nam, B. H. (2020). Capitalism and reproduction in the new museology: Chinese cultural heritage conservation and promotion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society.


*Nam, B. H., Love, A., & Marshall, R. C. (2020). Entering into global academia: U.S. academic hegemony and former Korean elite athletes’ faculty appointment in higher education. Journal of Further and Higher Education. doi:10.1080/0309877X.2020.1784399


*Nam, B. H., Bai, Q., & Bae, W. (2020). “English Proficiency Matters”: ESL learning as a vocational behavior among former Korean college student-athletes on dropping out of athletic programs. International Studies in Sociology of Education. doi:10.1080/09620214.2020.1762109


Brown, C. L., *Ward, N., & Nam, B. H. (2019). “Only English Counts”: The impact of English hegemony on South-Korean athletes. International Journal of Comparative Education and Development. 21(3), 222-235.doi:10.1108/IJCED-01-2019-0007


*Nam, B. H., Shin Y. H., Jung, K. S., Kim, J., & Nam, S. (2019). Promoting knowledge economy, human capital, and dual careers of athletes: A critical approach to the Global Sports Talent Development Project in South Korea. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics.11(4), 607-624.doi:10.1080/19406940.2019.1615974


*Nam, B. H., Nam, S., Love, A., Hayakawa, T., Marshall, R. C., & Jung, K. S. (2019). Ki-Yong Nam: A Korean marathoner under Japanese colonial rule. Kinesiology Review. 8(2), 130-139.doi:10.1123/kr.2018-0066


*Nam, B. H., Marshall, R. C., Love, A., Graham, J., & Lim, S. (2018). Fostering global sport leadership: A partnership between a Korean sport organization and a U.S. University. Journal of Global Sport Management. doi:10.1080/24704067.2018.1520608


Nam, B. H., *Kim, M., Marshall, R. C., Sung, S., & Mao, L. L. (2018). On the road to the Olympics: A phenomenological approach of national identity in South Korean short-track speed skaters. Sport in Society. 21(12), 1917-1938.doi:10.1080/17430437.2018.1445993


*Nam, B. H., Hong, D., Marshall, R. C., & Hong, J. (2018). Rethinking social activism regarding human rights for student-athletes in South Korea. Sport in Society, 21(11), 1831-1849. doi:10.1080/17430437.2017.1421175


*Nam, B. H., Hong, D., Marshall, R. C., & Hong, J. (2018). Conflicts among different stakeholders regarding the Korean Athletic Specialist System. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 89(1), 122-123.doi:10.1080/02701367.2018.1450043


*Nam, B. H., Hong, D., Marshall, R. C., & Hong, J. (2018). Conflicts among stakeholders regarding the new academic system in the Korea University Sport Federation. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 10(3), 597-613.doi:10.1080/19406940.2018.1470997


Nam, B. H., Love, A., & *Lim, S. (2017). Tong-Gu Chung and the development of elite sport in South Korea: A biographical study. Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science,6(3), 231-247. doi:10.1080/21640599.2017.1356640


*Bejar, M. P., Fisher, L. A., Nam, B. H., Larsen, L. K., Fynes, J. M., & Zakrajsek, R. A. (2017). High-level South Korean athletes’ experiences of injury and rehabilitation. The Sport Psychologist, 31(1), 16-29. doi:10.1123/tsp.2015-0060


Current Book Project


Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education during Coronavirus: International Perspectives and Experiences. Routledge Studies on Global Student Mobility.