Professor Beth Cianfrone has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology.
Fellows are nominated by their peer fellows, evaluated by a membership committee according to criteria set forth in the academy’s by-laws and voted into membership by the academy’s voting members.
Cianfrone joined Georgia State University in 2007 and specializes in the areas of sport marketing communications and consumer behavior. She received her B.S., M.E.S.S., and Ph.D. in sport management, all from the University of Florida. Cianfrone is the program coordinator of the sport administration M.S. program and Ph.D. concentration and co-director of the college’s Center for Sport and Urban Policy. She teaches graduate courses in sport marketing, consumer behavior, communication and management/leadership. She serves (or has previously served) on the editorial board for several journals, including the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Marketing Quarterly, Journal of Applied Sport Management and Sport and Entertainment Review.
Cianfrone was recognized at the academy’s 2022 annual meeting, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2022, in Providence, R.I.