Janelle Wells

Janelle E. Wells, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the USF Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program, within the School of Marketing and Innovation. Through her love of sport, Wells earned a collegiate athletic scholarship, progressed into the coaching ranks and then transcended into the private sector and classroom as a professor of practice.

Wells is a believer in experiential learning and includes it in each of her courses: Leadership/Management Concepts, Globalization of Sport, Marketing Research in Sport & Entertainment and Social Issues in Sport. Notably, Wells has cultivated relationships across the industry with the National Hockey League (NHL), Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, weCOACH, MiLB, The Identity Tampa Bay, NCAA, Feld Entertainment, Harlequin Football Club, and Special Olympics Florida.

In the community, Wells finds fulfillment serving as an advisory board member of the YMCA, empowering women as a board of director for the Women’s Sport Museum and Membership Chair of Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Tampa Bay. On campus and in the profession, Wells serves on several committees (Title IX, Diversity Committee, North American Society for Sport Management, Academy of Management, Management Faculty of Color Association, and American Volleyball Coaches Association).