Faculty & Staff


Jay Scherer, PhD

Associate Professor

Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

About Me



PhD (Sport Sociology), University of Otago, 2004
MHK (Sport Management), University of Windsor, 1999
B.A. University of Western Ontario, 1996


Dr. Scherer joined the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation in 2005.



Current Research

1) Community-based participatory action research on the impacts of a new, ‘world-class’ arena and downtown entertainment district in Edmonton (SSHRC-funded through 2019).

2) The provision and uses of inner-city sport-for-development and leisure opportunities in divided urban centres (CIHR-funded).

3) The political economy of sports broadcasting in the digital era (SSHRC-funded).

4) The political debates over the construction of publicly-funded major league sports facilities and entertainment districts.


Dr. Scherer teaches a range of socio-cultural undergraduate courses, as well as a graduate course in Sport and Popular Culture.