Check out all the latest news from Sport Management at LSU.
Check out all the latest news from Sport Management at LSU.
Spring 2021 newsletter Sport Management
Taylor Beck
Donald Bier
Joshua Boyett
Courtney Brandt
Michael Comeaux
Nicholas Dunlap
Jajuan Eady
Bethani Glover
Melissa Harmon
Alexander Hildebrandt
Brittani Hollins
Micah Kerr
Allison Lacey
Olivia Lechner
Zachary Lutick
Cody McManus
Ronneka Robertson
Javier Villanueva
Brodrick Vincent
Matthew Winsberg


If you know individuals interested in a master’s degree from LSU and in Sport Management, encourage them to contact Dr. Mike Martinez, Director of Online Programs for Kinesiology, or Dr. Chad Seifried for the on-campus opportunity. 

As always, please provide us an update regarding your current employment situation, change in contact information and forward this newsletter to other classmates if possible.

Finally, if there is anything you would like to see in future issues, please let us know! 


Follow @LSUSportMgt to stay up to date with everything our students, faculty, and alumni are doing.

rendering of the Field House lawn restoration


We’re so excited to announce the restoration of the Huey P. Long Field House is in full swing! All SOK faculty and staff have moved temporarily into offices at Pleasant Hall, and construction is on-going at the Field House.

The Field House was the epicenter of student life when it opened in 1932 and served as the first student union. Today, it houses disciplines that enhance the health and wellness of society through teaching, research and outreach programs.

There are several ways to leave your mark on the Field House: 

Naming Opportunities: scroll down for architectural renderings and brief descriptions of these game-changing spaces that will host students, research, and community collaborations.

Project Updates: check out drone footage and other video updates on the exciting changes happening at the Field House.

Share Your Stories: this historic building was once home to LSU's Student Union. What is your Field House story? We want to hear it!

For more information and to learn how you can leave a legacy at HPL, visit Huey P. Long Field House Restoration.
tiger eyes with purple overlay; text in yellow: Student Spotlights
photo of Amy Squire


Amy is from Orangevale, California. She graduated from Fresno State in the Fall of 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Administration. While at Fresno State, Amy played rugby and won several conference championships as well as a national championship with her team. She spent three years working for the Fresno State Football program in both equipment and operations. Amy is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Sport Management at LSU as well as a certificate in Fundamentals of Global Sport Management from NYU. Amy works for LSU Volleyball and hopes to one day become a Director of Football Operations for a Division I FBS program. 

Jeff just completed his first year as a Graduate Assistant and PhD student in the Sport Management program. Jeff came to the LSU PhD program after completing a Masters in Kinesiology – Sport Management from LSU. Prior to LSU, he was the wide receivers coach at an NCAA D-I FCS institution. His industry experience spans coaching and working at the FBS, FCS, high school, and international levels. He also spent time as the executive director of the Russian League of American football. Currently, Jeff’s major research areas include the organizational behavior, development, and human resource management of sport organizations, with particular interests in internal marketing, competing values, and institutional logics. 

tiger eyes with purple overlay; text in yellow: Alumni Spotlights
photo of Donald Bier


As a middle school teacher and athletic director, the Online MS in Sport Management program allowed Nebraska-native Donald Bier to "take [his] desire to work in sports and make it a reality." He shares insight on why stepping out of your comfort zone is important, his career goals, and more here!


Prior to studying at LSU, doctoral graduate Seungmin Kang held roles as a sponsorship manager in the international sport event sector, and was a former PE teacher and soccer coach in South Korea. In this article, Dr. Kang shares what makes the LSU sport management program unique and how it prepared him for his next role, assistant professor in sport management at North Dakota State University. 
header image of tiger eyes with purple overlay; yellow text: Faculty Spotlights


Sport Management faculty Per Svensson, PhD, has been promoted to Associate Professor in the LSU School of Kinesiology. 
Sport Management Research News
Our faculty have actively been pursuing their research interests and have recently contributed to the following publications: 
Yan, G., Seifried, C.S., & Xue, H. H. (accepted). Representations of Wrigley Field Redevelopment(s) in the Chicago Tribune: Neoliberal Discourse and Urban Politics. Sociology of Sport Journal

Downs, B. J., & Seifried, C.S. (accepted). Modernization and Multipurpose Arenas: Providing Context for Tomorrow. Sport Business & Management.

Demiris, T., & Seifried, C.S. (accepted). Examining the Early History of Stadia at the University of Kentucky: From City Park to Stoll Field at McLean Stadium. Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

Seifried, C.S., & Pfleegor, A. (accepted). When Vanderbilt Ruled the South: A Review of Football and Playing Grounds 1890-1940. Tennessee Historical Quarterly

Tutka, P., & Seifried, C.S. (accepted). The Early Synedochial Anchors of College Football: Football Fields and Facilities 1869-1903. Sport History Review

Seifried, C.S., Demiris, T., & Petersen, J. (accepted). Baylor University’s Football Stadia: Life before McLane Stadium. Sport History Review

Seifried, C.S., Martinez, J.M., Miller, J., & Croft, C. (accepted). Fighting for Legitimacy: The Impact of Football and Stadia at the University of Southern Mississippi. Journal of Mississippi History

Seifried, C.S., Soles, M., Downs, B.J., & Bolton, C. (accepted). The Build-up to Death Valley: Clemson Football Facilities Before Memorial Stadium. South Carolina Historical Magazine.

Svensson, P. G., Jeong, S., Shuck, B., & Otto, M. (accepted). Antecedents and Outcomes of Employee Engagement in Sport for Development. Sport Management Review

Zvosec, C.C., Oja, B.D., & Baer, N. (accepted). “Team Zebra”: An Exploration of Social Identity, Motivation, and Sport Officiating Persistence. Journal of Global Sport Management

Howell, S.M., Gilson, T.A., Zvosec, C.C., & Wahl-Alexander, Z. (accepted). Zebras in the Basketball Serengeti: Perceptions of High School Basketball Officiating. Journal of Physical Education and Sports Management.

Oja, B.D., Stensland, P., Bass, J.R., & Zvosec, C.C. (In Press). Under the Lights: The Legitimacy, Survival, and Institutionalization of Rural Amateur Baseball. Leisure Sciences

Zvosec, C.C., Brown, C.M., Richardson, H., & Bass, J.R. (2021). Division III Student-Athlete School Selection: A College Choice Framework for Recruits and Recruiters. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics

Zvosec, C.C. & Bass, J.R. (2021). Gaming the Game: An Examination of the Coach-Referee Relationship. Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual  

Kim, E., Qian, T. Y., & Zhang, J. J. (2021). Exploring the role of culture in the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) viewership: Development of a conceptual framework. In Zhang, J. J., & Pitts, B. G. (Eds.), Innovative Ideas in sport management: Global perspectives. New York: Routledge.

Professional Service
Sport management faculty reviewed papers for the following journals: Academy of Management Learning & Education, Management Decision, Journal of Management History, Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Journal of Sport Management, Sport History Review, Journal of Sport History, International Journal of Sport Management, Journal of Sport Economics, Annals of Iowa, Sport Management Education Journal, Review of Industrial Organization, International Journal of Sport Communication, Sport, Business, and Management: An International Journal, Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Sport Management Education Journal, European Journal of Marketing, Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, Case Studies in Sport Management, Communication & Sport, International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, European Sport Management Quarterly, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Sport Management Review, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Managing Sport and Leisure, Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Strategic Marketing, Journal of Interactive Advertising

Conferences Faculty and Doctoral Students Attend/Present 2020-2021

Applied Sport Management Conference

College Sport Research Institute

North American Society for Sport Management

Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand

Other News 
  • Chad Seifried named Associate Chair of LSU Graduate Council
  • Chad Seifried and Michael Martinez served on Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics Best Paper Award Committee
  • Chad Seifried served as a paper reviewer for the 2021 Academy of Management and Eastern Academy of Management Conferences
  • Chad Seifried served on the Program Committee for the 2021 North American Society for Sport History Conference
  • Chad Seifried named to LSU Faculty Senate Appeals Board
  • Chad Seifried completed interview with Sports Degrees Online
  • Per Svensson selected as LSU’s nominee for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program
  • Per Svensson received the College of Human Sciences and Education Early Career Award
  • Per Svensson joined the Editorial Board of the Sports Innovation Journal
  • Claire Zvosec joined the Editorial Board for Case Studies in Sport Management
  • Tyreal Qian received the 2020 Sport Marketing Association Research Grant
  • Tyreal Qian joined the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship
  • Michael Martinez begins term as Co-Editor of the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Michael Martinez served as a paper reviewer for the 2021 Eastern Academy of Management conference
  • Seungmin Kang successfully defended his dissertation and will graduate Spring 2021


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