Sungwon Kim, M.S.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Ph.D. Student

M.S. in Sport Administration, University of New Mexico (2014)
B.S. in Recreation, Sport and Tourism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011)

Office: FLG 280B
Address: P.O. Box 118208, Gainesville, FL 32611-8208
Contact: 352-392-4042


Sungwon Kim is a Ph.D. student and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management. He is currently working with Dr. Dan Connaughton on the legal aspects of sport with the emphasis on risk management policies and practices. Prior to coming to the University of Florida, Sungwon has been working with various research projects. One of his research projects centered on “potential implications of security and emergency management plan changes on U.S. race events after the Boston Marathon bombing” which has been presented  at the 2014 Sport & Recreation and Law Association (SRLA) conference. Additionally, he has written his Master’s Thesis titled “An Analysis of Risk Management Practices and Legal Considerations in South Korean Club Sports.”

Research Interests:

  • Risk management in sport and physical activity
  • Legal and policy issues sport and physical activity
  • Management and prevention of sport-related concussion


  • SPM 4723: Legal Issues in Sport and Physical Activity Programs
  • LEI 4800: Legal Aspects of Tourism, Events and Recreation