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Landon T. Huffman, PhD

1. Landon Headshot (640x574)Visiting Assistant Professor
Socio-cultural Studies & Sport Management


RSM 100 Orientation to Recreation & Sport Management
RSM 250 Foundations of Sport Management
RSM 335 Socio-cultural Foundations of Sport & Recreation
RSM 410 Intercollegiate Athletics
RSM 440 Sport Marketing
RSM 535 Ethics in Sport Management
RSM 554 Issues and Trends in Recreation & Sport Management

Huffman’s primary research interests focus on examining the intersection of sport, religion, and spirituality, specifically as it pertains to holistic care service provision for intercollegiate athletes. Outcomes of his research aim to provide resources and programming to assist athletes, coaches, athletic administrators, and spectators with cultivating spiritual development. A related line of research investigates professionalization standards and service provision of sport chaplaincy.


PhD University of Tennessee, Knoxville Kinesiology & Sport Studies, Sport Management
MA University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Exercise & Sport Science, Sport Administration
BA University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Exercise & Sport Science, Sport Administration

Huffman’s experiences in sport management include working in intercollegiate football operations, sport marketing, event operations, compliance, academic advising, and student-athlete development. He is an editorial review board member for the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics and active committee member of the College Sport Research Institute (CSRI) and the Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies (CSKLS).

Huffman, L. T., Hardin, R., & Waller, S. N. (to be published in Spring 2016). Exercising the spiritual muscle: Holistic care service provision in intercollegiate athletics. In B. Schultz & M. L. Sheffer (Eds.), Sport and religion in the twenty-first century: New perspectives on new challenges. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Wade, R., & Huffman, L. T. (to be published in Fall 2015). Event ticketing. In H.J. Lawrence & M. Wells (Eds.), Event management blueprint: Creating and managing successful sports events. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Huffman, L. T., & Cooper, C. G. (2015). Support groups. In E. Weight & R. Zullo (Eds.), Administration of intercollegiate athletics (Chapter 12). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Weight, E. A., Navarro, K. M., Huffman, L. T., & Smith-Ryan, A. (2014). Quantifying the psychological benefits of intercollegiate athletics participation. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 7, 390-409.

Hardin, R., Cooper, C. G., & Huffman, L. T. (2013). Moving on up: NCAA Division I athletic directors’ career experiences. Journal of Applied Sport Management, 5(3), 55-79.

Stokowski, S. E., Huffman, L. T., & Aicher, T. J. (2013). A comparative analysis of sport participation motivations of NCAA Division I student-athletes: An international focus. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 7(2), 131-148.

Mirabito, T., Huffman, L. T., & Hardin, R. (2013). “The Chosen One”: The Denver Post’s Coverage of Tim Tebow. Journal of Contemporary Athletics, 7(2), 51-68.

Cooper, C. G., & Huffman, L. T. (2013). Building brand with the basics: The use of college-choice factors to recruit student-athletes in men’s wrestling. International Journal of Sport Management, 14(1), 1-15.

Huffman, L. T., & Cooper, C. G. (2012). I’m taking my talents to…An examination of hometown socio-economic status on the college-choice factors of football student-athletes at a southeastern university. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 5, 225-246.

Cooper, C. G., Huffman, L. T., & Weight, E. (2011). Encouraging “Best Fit” principles: Investigating college-choice factors of student-athletes in NCAA Division I, II, and III men’s wrestling. Theories and Applications, The International Edition, 1(1) 92-106.