Spencer Harris, Ph.D.

OFFICE: Dwire Hall 313B
PHONE: (719) 255-4310

EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D. Loughborough University, Sport Policy, 2013
  • MA Gloucestershire University, Sport Development, 2008
  • BA North London University, Leisure & Sport Management, 1991

EXPERIENCE AT UCCS:

  • Assistant Professor, Sport Management Program, 2013

CLASSES TAUGHT:

  • Sport Facility, Ticketing & Event Management
  • Sport Marketing
  • Management of Olympic, International & Amateur Sports

RESEARCH:

  • I am an active researcher and have published one book, two book chapters and four journal articles between 2010-2013.
  • My research interests focus on international sport for development and peace, sport marketing, the Olympics/Paralympic Games, and the analysis of sport-related policy.

LITTLE KNOW FACTS:

  • Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) a total of 18 times
  • Lived in Arua, north-west Uganda for a year
  • Climbed Mt. Aconcagua (Argentina)
  • Travelled in central and south America for a year
  • Worked for Sport England, Right to Play and Major League Soccer prior to starting a career in Higher Education in 2008

FAVORITE TEAMS:

  • Soccer: Tottenham Hotspur FC (Spurs) & England
  • Rugby Union: Saracens & England
  • Cricket: Sussex & England

FAVORITE SKI RESORTS:

  • Chamonix (France), Zermatt (Switzerland)

UNFULFILLED SPORTS FANTASIES:

  • To play left midfield for Spurs in the FA Cup Final (preferably at the Old Wembley).
  • To play the pro tennis circuit and beat Andy Murray at Wimbledon
  • To climb Ama Dablam, Nepal