Faculty & Staff


Dan Mason, PhD


Physical Education and Recreation

About Me

PhD (Physical Education), University of Alberta, 1999
MA (Human Kinetics), University of British Columbia, 1994
BPE (Sport and Leisure Management) University of British Columbia, 1992


• Lecturer at the University of British Columbia while completing PhD

• Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, 1998-2002

• Consulted with City of Edmonton and other North American cities on arena development projects

• Worked with prospective Major League sports team ownership groups

• Organized hockey development programs in China


Dr. Mason’s research focuses on sports leagues and franchises, cities, events, and infrastructure development. He has used several different theoretical approaches to underpin his research, including Urban Regime Theory, Stakeholder Theory, Agency Theory, the Resource Based View of the Firm, Status, Media Framing, and Contingent Valuation Method.


PERLS 105 Introduction to the Management of Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Programs
PERLS 350 Advanced Analysis of Sport and Leisure Organizations
PERLS 411 The Business of Hockey
PERLS 550 Sport and Leisure Organizations and the Public Sector