Spencer Harris, Ph.D.

Spencer Harris, Ph.D.

Spencer Harris, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sport Management,
Sport Management Program
Dwire Hall 313A

Education

  • Ph.D. in Sport Policy and Sport Management, Loughborough University, 2013
  • MA in Sport Development, University of Gloucestershire, 2008
  • BA in Leisure Studies (specialism in Sport Management), the Polytechnic of North London, 1991

Teaching

Courses Taught:

  • Sport Marketing
  • International and Olympic Sport Governance
  • Critical Issues in Sport Management
  • Managing Soccer: Global & Local Perspectives

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Sport Management, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2013-present
  • Visiting Professor, Sport Management/Sport Psychology, Adams State University, 2011 - 2013
  • Senior Lecturer Sport Development/Sport Policy, University of Hertfordshire, 2008 - 2011
  • Head of Performance, Sport England, England, 2006 - 2008
  • Project Coordinator, Right to Play, Arua, Uganda, Africa, 2006
  • Soccer Development Manager, Major League Soccer, New York, 2003 - 2005
  • Mountain Group Leader, Explore Worldwide, Moshi, Tanzania, Africa, 2002- 2003
  • Regional Sports Development Manager, Sport England, Bedford, England, 1998 - 2002
  • Sport Development Manager, Crawley Borough Council, Crawley, England, 1993 - 1998

Service

  • College of Business Undergraduate, 2013-2019
  • College of Business representative on Faculty Assembly, 2019-present
  • Member of the editorial board for the International Journal for Sport Policy and Politics (Taylor & Francis), 2017-present
  • Ethics Fellow - Daniels Ethics Fund Initiative at UCCS
  • Program Committee representative for Play the Game, 2019 conference
  • Coordinator of the UCCS and TrueSport Future Sports Leader Academy 
  • Reviewer for Journal of Sport Management, European Sport Management Quarterly, International Journal for Sport Policy and Politics, Voluntas, Leisure Studies, Sport & Society, and the International Journal for Public Sector Management

Awards

  • Outstanding Teacher Award, COB, Univeristy of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2018
  • Outstanding Service Award, COB, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2017
  • Dean's Special Award, COB, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2017
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, COB, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2014
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, COB, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2014
  • Dean's Special Award, COB, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2014
  • Teaching Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK (HEA), 2009 

Research Interests

  • Sport governance and policy

  • International sport for development and peace

  • Sport mega events and their legacies

  • Integrity and ethics in sport

  • Sport marketing

  • Volunteering and civil society in sport-related context