Emily Sparvero

Emily Sparvero

Clinical Assistant Professor

Sport Management


Office & Hours

Office: Belmont 605
Tuesday: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Thursday: 12:00 - 1:00 pm



Courses of Instruction
KIN 312 Management of Physical Activity and Sport Programs
KIN 355 Media and Public Relations in Sport
KIN 395 Sport Marketing
KIN 395 Sport Policy

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
2109 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78712-1415
UT Mail Code: D3700

Full Vita
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Dr. Sparvero received her BA in Economics from Duke University and both her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Sport Management from the University of Texas at Austin.  She joins the faculty at the University of Texas after three years as an assistant professor in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University and two years as a visiting assistant professor at Texas A&M University.  Dr. Sparvero worked in development at the athletic departments at the University of Texas and Duke University, as well as at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.  She has worked with convention and visitors bureaus and event organizers to analyze the economic impact of mass participant and spectator events.  Dr. Sparvero has provided expert commentary to national and local media outlets, including CNBC, USA Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Business Journal, and Comcast SportsNet.




Ph.D., Sport Management, University of Texas at Austin

M.Ed., Sport Management, University of Texas at Austin

BA, Economics, Duke University


Research Interests and Expertise

Dr. Sparvero’s research emphasis is sport policy, which includes (1) the development and analysis of sport specific policies, and (2) the ways in which communities can leverage sport assets to accomplish broader policy goals such as economic development, place marketing, and social welfare enhancement.  Her current research is focused on organizational efficiency can be maximized by stakeholders involved in sport leverage.