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Tyler Spencer, PhD

Assistant Professor


Dr. Spencer teaches core Sport Management courses and specializes in sport facilities and event management.

Read Dr. Spencer's CV (pdf)


Education


  • PhD, University of Louisville, Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development. Specialization: Sport Administration
  • MEd, University of South Florida, College Student Affairs
  • BS, Western Kentucky University, Recreation Administration. Minors in Facility and Event Management and Outdoor Leadership

I try to incorporate real-world scenarios into my course content. Students who take classes with me should never ask the question, 'When will I ever use this information?' From my professional experience, I am able to address that question as I am presenting the content to my students.

Dr. Tyler Spencer


Scholarship


Pond, A., Cocco, A. & Spencer, T.C. (in review). Road back to glory: How the NCAA Football video game franchise could make a comeback. Sage Business Cases.

Spencer, T.C. & Jones, C. (2020). Campus recreation inclusion for people with disabilities: A case study investigation of current inclusive practices. Applied NIRSA National Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Lee, S., Spencer, T.C., Hums, M.A., & Alagaraja, M. (2019). Qualitatively exploring international graduate students' experiences with campus recreation services. North American Society for Sport Management Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Pond, A., Cocco, A. & Spencer, T.C. (in review). Road back to glory: How the NCAA Football video game franchise could make a comeback. Sage Business Cases.

Spencer, T.C., & Hambrick, M.E. (in press). The decision by Western Kentucky University to transition to NCAA Division I athletics and the Football Bowl Subdivision. Sage Business Cases.

Cocco, A. & Spencer, T.C. (in press). Path to the Pros: How Major League Soccer is revolutionizing youth player development in the United States. Sage Business Cases.

Schmidt, S. H., Frederick, E. L., Pegoraro, A., & Spencer, T. C. (in press). An analysis of Kaepernick, Rapinoe, and the National Anthem protests. Communication and Sport.

Cocco, A., Spencer, T.C., & Police, C. (2019). The Neymar effect: How soccer's biggest transfer has impacted player valuation in England's Premier League. Applied Sport Management Association Conference, Nashville, TN.

Spencer, T.C. (2018). Fan identity after relocation: An analysis of the fan reaction to the Rams and the National Football League after the organization relocated to Los Angeles. Sport Marketing Association Conference, Frisco, TX.

Spencer, T.C. (2018). Intramural Rules Modifications for Co-Ed Sports: Legal Implication under Title IX. Sport Recreation and Law Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Cocco, A. & Spencer, T.C. (2018). Path to the Pros: How Major League Soccer is revolutionizing youth player development in the United States. Spring Research Conference, Louisville, KY

Schmidt, S. & Spencer, T.C. (2017). An analysis of Colin Kaepernick, Megan Rapinoe and the national anthem protest. NASSM Conference, Denver, CO


Courses Taught

KIN 307 Sport Facilities and Event Management
KIN 335 Sport and Society
KIN 408 Capstone in Sport Management
KIN 190 Introduction to Sport Management

Service

Faculty lead for Capstone Sport Industry Insider Networking Event, 2019-Present
Sport Marketing Association Case Cup Judge, 2018
2018 NFL Draft Volunteer on Red Carpet/Guest Services, 2018
NFL Sustainability Green Team for Super Bowl LII, 2018
NCCS Flag Football National Championships Operation committee, 2010-2018
NIRSA Annual Conference Career Opportunities Center Volunteer and Resume Reviewer, 2011-2014

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