Kenon A. Brown is an assistant professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations (A+PR) at the University of Alabama, and the 2017 recipient of the Early Career Research Award from the International Communication Association’s Sports Communication Interest Group. He is also the graduate coordinator for A+PR, specifically in charge of its MA program. Prior to his academic appointment, Kenon worked for eight years in restaurant management and marketing, while also conducting independent media training for several smaller non-profit organizations and local businesses. His research interests include image and reputation management, particularly in sports, and minority recruitment in mass communication. Keeping with his practitioner roots, Kenon also consults with several regional and national clients, including the International Olympic Committee, Twitch, FOX Sports, NASCAR and the Country Music Association.