Texas Tech University

Christopher M McLeod, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Sport Management

Email: christopher.m.mcleod@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-4889

Kinesiology and Sport Management, Rm 133

Office Hours: Thursday 3:00pm - 5:00pm


Chris McLeod


  • 2017 – Ph.D., Sport Management, Florida State University
  • 2013 – M.S., Sport Management, Florida State University
  • 2012 – B.S., Physical Education, University of Otago

Current Courses Taught

  • SPMT 4357 – Financial and Economic Aspects of Sport
  • SPMT 4353 – Social Issues in Sport

Research Interests

  • Science and technology of sport markets, how they are conceived, created, and maintained
  • Ecological economics and policy to build a steady state sport industry
  • Non-athlete labor, atypical work, and precarity in sport events
  • Actor-Network Theory
  • Object-Oriented Ontology


  • 2013 - 2017 - Florida State University Legacy Fellowship


  • McLeod, C. M., Pu, H. & Newman, J. I. (Accepted). Blue skies over Beijing: Olympics,environments, and the People's Republic of China. Sociology of Sport Journal special issue on sport and the environment.  
  • McLeod, C. M. & Holden, J. T. (In Press). Steady-state economics and stadiums: Using the date of ecological maturity to conceptualize and govern sport facility construction. In B. P. McCullough & T. B. Kellison (Eds.) the Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment.
  • McLeod, C. M. & Holden, J. T. (2017). Ecological economics and sport stadium public financing. William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, 41(3), 581-603.
  • Horner, M. I., Ternes, N., & McLeod, C. M. (2016). Not going pro: On seeking lasting returns from college sports. Journal of Amateur Sport, 2(1), 188-213. 
  • McLeod, C. M., Lovich, J., Newman, J. I., & Shields, R. (2014). The training camp: American football and/as spectacle of exception. Journal of Sport & Social Issues, 38(3), 222-244. 

Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management

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    Box 43011, Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409
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