Student and Faculty Research    

The Sport Management program at The University of Texas has a distinct advantage in that:  1) the school is recognized as a top research institution with a nationally recognized athletic program; 2) the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports contains many items related to sport management including the book collections of such distinguished sport studies academics as Allen Guttmann, Ronald A. Smith, Laurence Chalip, B. Christine Green, Jack Berryman, and John Loy; and 3) the Stark Center is also recognized as an official Olympic Studies Center.  Go to: to learn more.  

Our faculty are active researchers dedicated to helping students understand  both the research process and the role research can play in  improving: individuals’ lives, communities, the sport industry, and the theoretical development of the field of Sport Management. Students are welcomed as an integral part of the research process and receive mentoring, support, and opportunities to develop their own line of inquiry. Our current faculty are looking at such topics as play and creativity; navigating work/family relationships; doping in sport; the historical evolution of the sporting goods industry,  financial management in sport nonprofit organizations, and the lives of health club practitioners. 

Recent Research News: 

Dr. Matt Bower’s research on play, sport and creativity is now featured  on Sports Illustrated’s site:

And, hear Dr. Thomas Hunt on  Doping and the Cold War  here:

Last updated on November 28, 2015