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Director

Kyriaki Kaplanidou, Ph.D. 

Associate ProfessorDepartment of Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management

  • Ph.D. in Park, Recreation, and Tourism Resources, Michigan State University (2006)
  • M.S. in Recreation Management, Loughborough University, Loughborough, England (2000)
  • B.S. in Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece (1996)

Research Interests

  • Impacts of sport events on host communities
  • Sport consumer behavior focusing on image of sport and sport events and their fit with destination
  • National and international communities’ development through mega sport event hosting initiatives

Kaplanidou CV


Ran Zhou, M.S.

Ph.D. Student, Department of Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management

Research Associate, Innovative Research Initiatives in Sport Events                                              

M.S. in Sports Economy and Industry, Sports Humanity and Sociology, Beijing Sport University (2015)
B.S. in Sport Industry Management, Beijing Sport University (2012)

Office:   YON 8
Contact:   (352) 278-2979
Email:   zhou123celia@ufl.edu

Research Interests:

  • Impact of sport events on host communities
  • Social capital from sport event participation and community development
  • Partnerships in generating sustainable sport event legacies

Erica E Dolinting, M.Sc.

Ph.D. Student, Department of Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management

Research Associate, Innovative Research Initiatives in Sport Events                                              

M.Sc. in Sport Science, University Putra Malaysia (2014)
B.SpSc. in Sports Science (Hons), University Malaysia Sabah (2009)

Office:   YON 8
Contact:   (646) 724-6903
Email:   ericaedolinting@ufl.edu
Research Interests:
  • Sport Event Tourism
  • Sport Tourism