Are Men from Mars and Women from Venus?

John Wong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Sport Management

Washington State University, Pullman, WA


“Loved the presentation!  He was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.  His presentation flowed well and was easy to understand.  I liked how he presented how men and women lead differently."

- Rachel Fike, Sport Administration

“I enjoyed the presentation very much because he didn’t just stand there and give information off a PowerPoint.  He presented as if it were an actual class and allowed the students to interact and be involved which impacted the presentation even more.  He also did a class activity which really added more depth and insight to the presentation and information being presented.  It was probably one of the best presentations I have seen.”

- Kelsey Darnell, Kinesiology


About Dr. Wong:

Dr. Wong currently serves as Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Graduate Sport Management Program at Washington State University.  He has a Ph.D. in Sport Studies from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Robert Morris University.  At Washington State University he teaches Sport Management and Facility Planning and Management.


With a research interest focused on hockey, Dr. Wong recently had a chapter titled: "Leadership and Organizational Culture: A Tale of Two NHL Franchises in Philadelphia accepted for publication in an anthology on sports in Philadelphia.  He previously published two chapters, “Boomtown Hockey: The Vancouver Millionaires,” in Coast to Coast: Hockey in Canada to the Second World War and “Entrepreneurship and the Rise of the Chicago Blackhawks,” in The Chicago Sports Reader: 100 Years of Sports in the Windy City.  Additional research interests include the history of sport business, sport business decision-making process and power relationships.


-Bio and photo courtesy of the College of Education (WSU)