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Sylvia Trendafilova, PhD

Associate Professor
Sport Management
HPER 332


RSM 508 Research Methods
RSM 511 Organization and Personnel Management
RSM 554 Environmental Sustainability in Sport


  • Corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability
  • Sport Ecology
  • Environmental management of outdoor recreational activities


PhD University of Texas, Austin Sport Management
MS Baylor University Sport Management
MS Baylor University Environmental Science
BS Sofia University, Bulgaria Physics


Picariello, M.*, Angelle, P., Trendafilova, S., Waller, S., & Ziakas, V. (2021). The role of mentoring in leadership development: A qualitative study of upper administration women in the National Basketball Association. Journal of Global Sport Management, 1-22.

Pelcher, J.*, McCullough, B., & Trendafilova, S. (2021). Collegiate athletics environmental sustainability efforts within STARS reporting. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 22(2), 328-343.

Trendafilova, S., Pelcher, J.*, Graham, J., & Ziakas, V. (2021). The ebbs and flows of green waves: Environmental sustainability in Grand Slam tennis. Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 11(3), 302-320.

Pelcher, J.*, Trendafilova, S., & Ziakas, V. (in press). Environmental sustainability at the President’s Cup: An eagle or a double bogie? Case Studies in Sport Management.

McCullough, B., Pelcher, J., & Trendafilova, S. (2020). An exploratory analysis of the environmental sustainability performance signaling communications among North American sport organizations. Sustainability, 12(5), 1-17.