Richard J. Buning

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(317) 274-4042
Fax:
(317) 278-2041
Email:
rjbuning@iu.edu
Website:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Richard_Buning
Department:
Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management (TCEM)
PE 266
IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management - IUPUI
901 W. New York Street, Ste. 250
Indianapolis, IN
46202

Education

  • Ph.D, Sport Management 2014, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • M.S., Sport Management 2010, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • B.B.A., Managerial Sciences 2006, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Biography

Dr. Buning is an Assistant Professor of Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. Dr. Buning earned his B.B.A. in Managerial Sciences from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in 2006. Later, he received his M.S. and Ph.D in sport management from the Department of Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management at the University of Florida. Dr. Buning has worked in the running event industry managing race logistics and continues to work with events as a consultant evaluating event outcomes. His research interests include sport tourism, event management, and sport development. Within this area, his research agenda is focused on the progressive experiences of participant based active travel at the individual, event, and community level. The outcome of this work enables communities and events to efficiently market to and attract visitors as a form of sustainable tourism development.

Courses Taught

  • TCEM E219 Management of Sport Events
  • TCEM E404 Event Production

Publications

  • Sato, S., Kim, H., Buning, R. J., & Harada, M. (in press). Adventure tourism motivation and destination loyalty: A comparison of decision and non-decision makers. Journal of Destination Marketing & Management. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdmm.2016.12.003

  • Buning, R. J., Cole, Z., & McNamee, J. (2016). Visitor expenditure within a mountain bike event portfolio: Determinants, outcomes, and variations. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 20(2), 103-122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14775085.2016.1239547

  • Mirehie, M., Buning, R. J., &, Gibson, H. J. (in press). Participation vs. Non-Participation in a Charity Running Event. Event Management.

  • Buning, R. J., & Gibson, H. J. (2016). The Role of Travel Conditions in Cycling Tourism: Implications for Destination and Event Management. Journal of Sport & Tourism. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14775085.2016.1155474

  • Buning, R. J., & Gibson, H. J. (2016). The trajectory of active sport event travel careers: A social worlds perspective. Journal of Sport Management, 30, 265-281. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2015-0213

  • Buning, R. J., & Walker, M. (2016). Differentiating mass participant sport event consumers: Traditional versus non-traditional events. Sport Marketing Quarterly, 25(1), 47-58.

  • Buning, R. J., & Gibson, H. J. (2015). The evolution of active sport event travel careers. Journal of Sport Management, 29, 555-569. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2014-0215

  • Buning, R. J., Coble, C. & Kerwin, S. (2015). The progressive involvement of youth in niche sport: The participants and their parents. Journal of Amateur Sport, 1(1), 52-80. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.17161/jas.v1i1.4921

Research Interests

  • Sport Tourism
  • Event Management
  • Cycling Tourism
  • Participant Sport Events
  • Sport Development

Current Projects

  • Youth Sport Tourism Off the Field
  • Big Ten Football Championship Host Committee 

Presentations

  • Cole, Z., & Buning, R. J. (2015, October). Demographic and behavior/preference profile of the MTB tourist. Invited presentation at the Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium, Williams Lake, BC, Canada.
  • Buning, R. J., & Gibson, H. J. (2015, September). The role of travel conditions in organizing participant sport events. Paper presented at the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Buning, R. J., & Gibson, H. J. (2015, June). The motivational trajectory of active sport event travel careers: A social worlds perspective. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON.
  • Buning, R. J., & Larson, D. (2015, June). Sport development through national governing Body member retention. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON.
  • Mirehie, M., Buning, R. J., & Gibson, H. J. (2014, September). Participation or non-Participation: The case of small-scale sport events. Paper presented at the World Leisure Conference, Mobile, AL.
  • Buning, R. J. (2014, August). Attracting the engaged cycling event tourist: The development of cycling event tourism. Invited paper presented at the International Mountain Bike Association World Summit, Steamboat Springs, CO.
  • Buning, R. J., & Gibson, H. J. (2014, June). The evolution of cycling active sport event travel careers. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Buning. R. J., & Gibson, H. J. (2014, March). “I was all in from the beginning”: Exploring the active sport event travel career approach to cycling tourism. Poster presented at the Florida Society of Social Sciences 9th Annual Conference of the Social Sciences, Gainesville, FL.
  • Buning, R. J., & Gibson, H.J. (2014, March). Cycling event travel: The development of the active event travel career model. Poster presented at the University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance Research Symposium, Gainesville, FL.
  • Mirehie, M.*, Buning, R. J., & Gibson, H. J. (2014, March). Sport event participation or non-participation: Five points of life race weekend. Poster presented at the University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance Research Symposium, Gainesville, FL.
  • Gibson, H. J., Buning, R. J., & Weinberg, M.* (2013, September). Social capital, enduring involvement and charity motive among runners: Comparing event and non-event participants. Paper presented at the European Association for Sport Management (EASM) Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Buning, R. J., Coble, C., & Kerwin, S. (2013, June). Children and adolescents' progressive involvement with sport: Towards a more thorough developmental model of sports participation. Paper presented at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Buning, R. J. (2013, May). Student lead group discussion in the undergraduate classroom: Overcoming class size and other obstacles with the use of online peer evaluation. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Annual Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Buning, R. J., Kerwin, S., & Walker, M. (2012, October). The sport participant experience: Examining motives and importance. Paper presented at the Sport Marketing Association (SMA) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Buning, R. J., Kerwin, S., & Walker, M. (2012, May). Combining community and sport development: The stakeholders’ perspective. Poster presented at the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.