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Center Leadership


Lars Dzikus, PhD
Associate Professor, Socio-Cultural Studies
CSSR Co-Director
HPER 335
Research Interests:
• Sport and globalization (e.g., diffusion of American football to Europe)
• Sport and religion (e.g., collegiate sport chaplains)
• Sport and violence (e.g., sexual abuse in youth sport)


Robin Hardin, PhD
Professor, Sport Management
CSSR Co-Director
HPER 354
Research Interests:
• All areas of intercollegiate athletics, but especially areas of governance, consumer behavior, and sport communication
• The holistic care of collegiate student-athletes

Steven N. Waller, PhD, DMin
Professor, Recreation & Sport Management
CSSR Co-Director
HPER 325
Research Interests:
• Sport, leisure, and religion
• Religious socialization and beliefs as a constraint to leisure/sport participation
• Sport chaplaincy-praxis/professional identity/credentialing

Zachary Smith
PhD Student, Sport Management
Graduate Assistant
322 HPER



David R. Bassett, PhD
Professor and Head
Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies

Jeffrey T. Fairbrother, PhD
Professor and Interim Dean
College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences