PhD, MEd, BESS
Associate Professor Director Sport Management Program
Office: Wellness Center #130
Phone: (210) 829-2795
- Ph.D. in Sport Management, University of Texas at Austin
- MEd. in Physical Education, Texas State University
- BESS in Health and Fitness Management, Southwest Texas State University
Brief Academic and Teaching HistoryI began my academic career here at UIW in 2011. It has been my one and only faculty position and I love it here at this university. I am also an advocate for fencing here at UIW. I teach the beginning fencing class and volunteer as an assistant coach for our NCAA Fencing team.
I currently teach all facets of sport management. I teach all four undergraduate courses and five out of the eight graduate sport management courses.
- SMHP 3301 Introduction to Sport Management
- SMHP 3302 Human Factors in Sport Management
- SMHP 3303 Seminar in Sport Organizations and the Public Market
- SMHP 3319 Internship
- SMGT 6380 Sport Management, Administration, and Finance
- SMGT 6390 Research and Decision Making in Sport Management
- SMGT 6384 Leadership in Sport Management
- SMGT 6375 Sport Governance and Legal Issues in a Global Environment
- SMGT 6386 Internship
- PEHP 1143 Fencing
Research InterestsI research the sport setting as a place for its participants and fans to accomplish many of life’s goals. I often use a narrative method because it allows the individual to tell me what important events have shaped his or her experience.
Recent Intellectual Contributions
- Griffiths, R., Barton-Weston, H., & Walsh, D. (2016). Sport Transitions as Epiphanies. Journal of Amateur Sport, 2, 29-49.
- Griffiths, R., & Grote-Garcia, S. (2017). Pens and Swords: A Sport and Literacy Program. Poster presentation at the 32nd annual meeting for the North American Society of Sport Management in Denver, Colorado
- Griffiths, R. (2017). Stakeholders as Living, Breathing, Stories. Invited presentation at the 2017 IMC International Masters Days, Krems, Austria.