Thomas Aicher, Ph.D.

Thomas Aicher, Ph.D.

Thomas Aicher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Sport Management Program
Dwire Hall 313C


Ph.D. Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, 2009
M.S. Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, 2007
B.S. Marketing Management, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, 1999


University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

  • Assistant Professor, Sport Management, 2018 - Present

Courses Taught

  • College Sport Administration
  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Sport Faculty and Event Management, Sport Sales, and Analytics

University of Cincinnati 

  • Associate Professor, Sport Administration, 2016 - 2018
  • Assistant Professor, Sport Administration, 2011 - 2016

Northern Illinois University

  • Assistant Professor, Sport Administration, 2009 - 2011

Professional Experience

  • Co-Editor, Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 2017 - Present
  • Athletics Advisory Council, University of Cincinnati, 2017 - 2018
  • Faculty Senator, University of Cincinnati, 2017 - 2018
  • Member at Large, North American Society of Sport Management, 2015 - 2017
  • Program Director, Sport Administration Program, University of Cincinnati, 2014 - 2017
  • College Faculty Senate President, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, 2014 - 2017

Select Publications

Aicher, T.J. & Simmons, J. M., & Cintron, A. (2018). An analysis of running event consumer behaviors. Journal of Applied Sport Management, 10(2), 26-35.

Newland, B. L. & Aicher, T.J. (2018). Destination Racing: Exploring sport event participants’ race and destination choices. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 23(1), 1-19. DOI 10.1080/14775085.2018.1436464.

Aicher, T.J.  & Newland, B. L. (2017). To explore or race? Examining endurance athletes’ destination event choices. Journal of Vacation Marketing, 1-17.

Aicher, T.J., Rice, J. A., & Hambrick, M. E. (2017). Understanding sport involvement motivations and sport event evaluation meanings as factors influencing marathon participation.  Journal of Global Sport Management, 1-17.

Rice, J. A., Hambrick, M. E., & Aicher, T.J. (2017) “Share the good news and share the benefits”: Examining the use of negotiation-efficacy by African American endurance runners. Journal of Sport Behavior, 41(1), 1-24.

Davies, M. Hungenberg, E., & Aicher, T.J. (2019). The relationship between runner environmental paradigm and their motives to participate in an urban or rural marathon. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 10(1), 48-66.

Finnegan, C. A., Aicher, T.J., & Block, R. M. (In Press). Predicting repeat registrations for endurance sport events. Sport Marketing Quarterly.