Matthew Walker
Associate Professor and Chair, Division of SP, Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 348 Blocker
Mail Stop: 4243
Office Phone: (979) 845-3109
Other Title: Robert and Mavis Simmons Fellow (CEHD)
Primary Emphasis Area: Sport Management
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Short Bio

Dr. Walker is the Division Chair of Sport Management and Associate Department Head of HLKN. His research and scholarly interests reside (generally) in the field of Organizational Theory but are more specifically focused on social and environmental responsibility, citizenship behaviors, sport-for-development, and philanthropic practices of organizations in the sport industry. In addition to these areas, Dr. Walker has been involved with numerous projects (and consultations) dealing with program evaluations, and the social impact of sport.

Dr. Walker is a "Research Fellow" for the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), and for the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). He is the Managing Editor for the Journal of Applied Sport Management (JASM) and the Associate Editor for Sport Marketing Quarterly (SMQ).

Select Publications*


Walker, M., Hills, S., & Heere, B. (2015). Evaluating a socially responsible employment program: Beneficiary impacts and stakeholder perceptions. Journal of Business Ethics, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2801-3.

Walker, M., Salaga, S., & Mercado, H. (2016). Determinants of managerial engagement in environmental responsibility in the public assembly facility sector. Management Decision, 54(8), 2084-2102.

Walker, M., & Mercado, H. U. (2016). The resource-worthiness of environmental responsibility: A resource-based perspective. Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Management, 23, 271-282.

Gibson, H., Walker, M., et al. (2014). Psychic income and social capital among residents: A pre-post analysis of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Tourism Management, 44, 113-122.

Walker, M., & Kent, A. (2013). The roles of credibility and social consciousness in the corporate philanthropy and consumer behavior relationship. Journal of Business Ethics, 116(2), 341-353.

Walker, M. (2013). Does green management matter for donation intentions? Management Decision, 51(8), 1716-1732.

Walker, M., et al. (2012). 'Win in Africa, with Africa': Social responsibility, event image, and destination benefits. The case of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Tourism Management, 34(Feb), 80-90.

Walker, M., & Mercado, H. U. (2012). The value of environmental social responsibility to facility managers: Revealing the perceptions and motives for adopting ESR. Journal of Business Ethics, 110(3), 269-284.

Walker, M., et al. (2010). Social responsibility and the Olympic Games: The mediating role of consumer attributions. Journal of Business Ethics, 95(4), 659-680.

Research Interests
Environmental Responsibility
Social Imapact
Social Responsibility
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Hills, S., Heere, B., & Walker, M. (2017). British Olympic Football team: A quasi-experimental assessment of support for a new sport team among Scottish and English football fans. International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship

2. *Wear, H., Heere, B., Hills, S., & Walker, M. (2017). Communal brand associations as drivers of team identify and consumer behavior. Journal of Global Sport Management. *

3. *Hayduk, T., & Walker, M. (2017). Do applicants care? Assessing the influence of socially responsible communications on job seekers in the sport industry. International Journal of Sport Communication. *

4. *Hayduk, T., & Walker, M. (2017). Mapping the strategic factor market for sport entrepreneurship. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal. *

5. Walker, M., & Hills, S. (2017). Social program evaluations: Strategies and shared value. Sport and Entertainment Review.

6. Hills, S. & Walker, M. (2017). Sport and Social Development: Evaluating a Professional Sport Leagues Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Camp. Journal of Applied Sport Management

7. Hills, S., Walker, M., & Gomez Valasquez, A. (2017). Sport as an Analogy to Teach Life Skills and Redefine Moral Values: A Case Study of the Seedbeds of Peace Sport-for-Development Programme in Medellin, Colombia. Journal of Sport for Development.

8. Kerwin, S., Walker, M., & Bopp, T. (2017). When faultlines are created: Exploring the conflict triggering process in sport. Sport Management Review.

9. Walker, M.B., Salaga, S., & Mercado, H. (2016). Determinants of Managerial Engagement in Environmental Responsibility in the Public Assembly Facility Sector. Management Decision, 54(8), 2084-2102

10. *Kim, D., Shin, S., Walker, M., & Koo, G. (2016). Effect of corporate renaming of a college football stadium. In B. G. Pitts & J. J. Zhang (Eds). Global Sport Management Studies: Contemporary Issues and Inquiries. Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge Publishers *

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Catapult Round 4 Center - Continuing Education Offered by the CSMRE. (Co-PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2018/01/15 - 2019/06/15
Total Funding: 0.
Courses Taught
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Andrew Goldsmith (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Courtney Hodge (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Zachary James Damon (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Theodore Hayduk III (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2016 - ). Journal of Global Sport Management

Editorial Board Member (2016 - ). Sport Management Review

Editor (2015 - ). Journal of Applied Sport Management

Assoc Editor (2015 - ). Sport Marketing Quarterly


Advisor. Graduate Student Research Award. Southern Sport Management Association. Recipient: Andrew L. Goldsmith

Advisor. Graduate Student Research Symposium Award. University of Southern Mississippi, Office of Graduate Studies. Recipient: Doyeop Kim

Research Fellow. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)

Research Fellow. Research Consortium for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD)

Best Conference Paper Award. Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ)

Excellence in Teaching Award. Program for Instructional Excellence, Florida State University

Distinguished Doctoral Student of the Year Awards (2006, 2007), Florida State University


(2017-2017). Research Fellow Award.  Robert and Mavis Simmons Research Fellow Award. College of Education and Human Development

(2016-2016). Outstanding New Faculty Member Award. 

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