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Sylvia Trendafilova, PhD

Associate Professor
Sport Management
HPER 349


RSM 508 Research Methods
RSM 511 Organization and Personnel Management
RSM 540 Sport Marketing
RSM 554 Issues in Recreation and Sport Management


  • Corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability
  • Globalization and international sports
  • 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


Trendafilova, S., Kellison, T. B., & Spearman, L. (2014). Environmental sustainability in sport facilities in East Tennessee. Journal of Facility Planning, Design and Management, 2(1), 1-11.

Trendafilova, S., & Osmer, L. (2014). “Learning the hard way”: An examination of acculturative support for Latin-American baseball players in the South Atlantic League. Journal of Contemporary Management, 3(1), 63-72.

Hardin, R., Trendafilova, S., Koo, G., & Kistler, B. (2014). Motivations to recruit international student-athletes: A pilot study. Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, 29, 168-192.

Waller, S. N., Wozencroft, A. J., Trendafilova, S., & Hobart, J.M. (2014). A study of women administrators in campus recreation in the USA. Managing Leisure, DOI:10.1080/13606719.2014.929789 

Hardin, R., Trendafilova, S., Stokowski, S., & Koo, G. Y. (2013). Factors influencing academic major choice of international student-athletes competing in the NCAA. International Journal of Sport Management, 14(1), 191-210.

Trendafilova, S., & Babiak, K. (2013). Understanding strategic corporate environmental responsibility in professional sport. International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 13(1-2), 1-26. 

Trendafilova, S., Babiak, K., & Heinze, K. (2013). Corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability: Why professional sport is greening the playing field. Sport Management Review, 16(3), 298-313.

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