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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 540 Sport Marketing
RSM 554 Environmental Sustainability in Sport

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

Trendafilova, S., Graham, J., & Bemiller, J. (2017). Sustainability and the Olympics: The case of the 2016 Rio Summer Games. Journal of Sustainability Education, 16. ISSN: 2151-7452

Trendafilova, S., Ziakas, V., & Sparvero, E. (2017). Linking corporate social responsibility in sport with sustainable development: An added source of community value. Sport in Society, 20(7), 938-956.

Graham, J., & Trendafilova, S. (2017). Implementing self-managed teams at Western University: A human resource and leadership case study. Case Studies in Sport Management, 5(1), 64-72.

McCullough, B., Trendafilova, S., & Picariello, M. (2016). Legitimizing sustainability through strategic alliances. Sport & Entertainment Review, 2(3), 77-83.

Kellison, T. B., Trendafilova, S., & McCullough, B. (2015). Considering the social impact of sustainable stadium design. International Journal of Event Management Research, 10(1), 63-83.

Waller, S., Trendafilova, S., & Daniell, R. (2015). Did the 2012 World Series positively impact the image of Detroit?: Sport as a transformative agent in changing images of tourism destinations. Journal of Sport and Tourism, 19(1), 79-100.

Pfahl, M., Casper, J., Trendafilova, S., McCullough, B., & Nguyen, S. (2015). Crossing boundaries: An examination of sustainability department and athletics department collaboration regarding environmental issues. Communication and Sport, 3(1), 27-56.

Waller, S. N., Wozencroft, A. J., Trendafilova, S., & Hobart, J. M. (2015). A study of women administrators in campus recreation in the USA. Managing Leisure, 20(1), 22-35.

Nguyen, S., Trendafilova, S., & Pfahl, M. (2014). The Natural-Resource-Based View of the firm (NRBV): Constraints and opportunities for a Green Team in professional sport. International Journal of Sport Management, 15(4), 485-517.

Trendafilova, S., McCullough, B., Pfahl, M., Nguyen, S. N., Casper, J., & Picariello, M. (2014). Environmental sustainability in sport: Current state and future trends. Global Journal on Advances Pure and Applied Sciences, 3, 9-14.

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.