Spencer Harris, Ph.D.

Spencer Harris, Ph.D.

Spencer Harris, Ph.D.

Professor of Sport Management
Sport Management Program
Dwire Hall 313A


  • 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


University of Colorado Colorado Springs

  • Assistant Professor, Sport Management 2013 - present

Courses Taught:

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

Adams State University, CO

  • Assistant Professor, Sport Studies 2011 - 2013

University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, England, UK

  • Senior Lecturer, Sport Development / Sport Policy, 2008 - 2011

Professional Experience

  • 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


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member of Leadership Team, UK Sport Development Network
  • Member of Strategic Review Working Groups (NASSM)
  • Member of European Association of Sport Management (EASM)
  • Member of Editorial Board for the International Journal for Sport Policy and Politics (Taylor & Francis)


  • 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