Spencer Harris, Ph.D.

Spencer Harris, Ph.D.

Spencer Harris, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sport Management
Dwire Hall 371

Education

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

Career Summary

  • Associate Professor, Sport Management, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, USA, 2020 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Sport Management, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, USA, 2013-2020
  • Visiting Professor, Sport Management & Sport Psychology, Adams State University, USA, 2011 - 2013
  • Senior Lecturer, Sport Policy & Sport Development, University of Hertfordshire, England, 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, USA, 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

Research Interests

  • International & Olympic sport governance and policy
  • Integrity and ethics in sport
  • Power and politics in sport
  • Sport mega-events and their legacies
  • Sport development and sport participation 

Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award, COB, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2019
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, COB, University 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