In the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management (TRSM), students and faculty study the role and impact of leisure services, including tourism and sports, on individuals, society, and the environment. TRSM improves the understanding of factors that lead individuals, families and industry to value and benefit from tourism, recreation, parks, and sport, and thus improves the quality of life.

The following Tourism, Recreation & Sport Managment concentrations are available for our Ph.D. students:

Areas of Research Interests

TRSM houses internationally recognized experts in the areas of sustainable tourism, athelete development, crisis management, risk management, tourism experience design, water-based recreation, hospitality marketing, social impacts of event sport tourism, sport consumer perceptions, social networks, data-mining, and economic impact related to sport.

Sport Management Faculty 

  • Dr. Trevor Bopp
  • Dr. Dan Connaughton
  • Dr. Kyriaki Kaplanidou
  • Dr. Yong Jae Ko
  • Dr. Joon Sung Lee
  • Dr. Brian Mills
  • Dr. Michael Sagas
  • Dr. Christine Wegner

Tourism Management Faculty

  • Dr. Angelica Almeyda Zambrano
  • Dr. Dan Fesenmaier
  • Dr. Heather Gibson
  • Dr. Jin-Won Kim
  • Dr. Andrei Kirilenko
  • Dr. Lori Pennington-Gray
  • Dr. Svetlana Stepchenkova
  • Dr. Brijesh Thapa

Contact Info:

Kyriaki Kaplanidou, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator

Amanda Cluxton
Graduate Program Assistant
(352) 294-1643