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Sylvia Trendafilova, PhD

Associate Professor
Sport Management
HPER 332
865-974-8891
sylviat@utk.edu


COURSES TAUGHT

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

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

EDUCATION

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

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Trendafilova, S. & McCullough, B. (2018). Environmental sustainability scholarship and the efforts of the sport sector: A rapid review of literature. Cogent Social Sciences, 1-28. doi 10.1080/23311886.2018.1467256

Ziakas, V., & Trendafilova, S. (2018). Event planning and leveraging for sport tourism development: The case of a rural motorcycle event. Case Studies in Sport Management, 7(1), 11-16.

McCullough, B., & Trendafilova, S. (2018). Industry-academic collaborations to advance sustainability. Sport and Entertainment Review, 4(3), 64-69.

Graham, J., Trendafilova, S., & Ziakas, V. (2018). Environmental sustainability and sport management education: Bridging the gaps. Managing Sport and Leisure, 23, 422-433.

Graham, J., Smith, A., & Trendafilova, S. (2019). Finding a health balance: Managerial considerations regarding the work-life interface of interns and graduate assistants working in collegiate sport. Case Studies in Sport Management, 8(1), 33-38.

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.