Director – Sport Management Program
Wellness Center Office #130
office 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
I 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
I 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.
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.