Chad Seifried 

L.M. "Pat" and Mildred Harrison Endowed Professor

Bachelor's Degree(s): Exercise and Sport Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1998

Master's Degree: Sport Administration, University of Louisville, 2001

PhD: Sport Management, The Ohio State University, 2005

Phone: 225-578-4632

Fax: 225-578-3680


Office: 201 Huey P. Long Field House


Dr. Chad Seifried is a Professor and Graduate Coordinator for the School of Kinesiology and Sport Management at the Louisiana State University. Prior to this opportunity, Dr. Seifried was a faculty member for The Ohio State University Graduate Sport Management program (2005-2009). His research interests embrace the use of historical methods to review the management history associated with organizations, individuals, and sport facilities to help highlight the contribution of history within contemporary management settings. Also acting as an advocate for the ‘historic turn’ (i.e., that history can help revise and/or create theory) within management, his work involving facilities primarily reviews innovation and modernization and does so through an interest to better understand the construction and preservation history of sport venues as a commercial attraction. With a special emphasis on the intercollegiate and professional sport contexts in the United States, Dr. Seifried’s work has also looked at tax laws, building codes, leases, and the management of postseason mega events.

Collectively, his work has been published in spot management, marketing, teaching education, law, history, and management journals (e.g., Journal of Management History, Journal of Macromarketing, Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiations, Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, Louisiana History, Journal of Sport History, Sport History Review, Sport Management Education Journal, Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, and Quest among others). Overall, Dr. Seifried has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and presentations and several book chapters and university reports. He has also completed over 40 invited lecture opportunities at campuses all over the United States, advised well over 100 graduate students (i.e., doctoral and masters), chaired multiple award committees, and served as the founding faculty member of LSU’s Ph.D. program in Sport Management.

Dr. Seifried is a Research Fellow with the North American Society for Sport Management. Further, he has been recognized for his outstanding review efforts with the Academy of Management, Southern Management Association, and Eastern Academy of Management in areas such as Management History, Management Education, and Organizational Theory. Finally, Dr. Seifried serves on numerous editorial boards and has also been recognized for his outstanding review efforts there.

Classes Taught

KIN7516: Organizational Behavior (Graduate)
KIN7524: Sport Law (Graduate)
KIN7519: Financial Issues in Sport (Graduate)
KIN7511: Administrative Problems in Kinesiology (Graduate)
KIN4513: Facility Management (Graduate/Undergraduate)
KIN4501: Special Topics (Graduate/Undergraduate)



Academy of Management Learning & Education

     Best Reviewer Award

Academy of Management Conference

    Outstanding Reviewer Award for *Management Education Division


Journal of Management History
     Best Reviewer Award


North American Society for Sport Management Research Fellow
The North American Society for Sport Management Research Fellow designation recognizes NASSM's scholars by honoring their achievement in sport-related scholarship disseminated through NASSM. The NASSM Research Fellow designation is intended to: (a) be one of distinction within NASSM and Fellows' own academic communities, and (b) encourage high standards of research and other forms of scholarship among NASSM's members.

Southern Management Association Conference
     Best Reviewer Award for the *Organizational Theory, International Management, & Management History Division

Eastern Academy of Management Conference
     Outstanding Reviewer Award for the *Management Education & Development Division


Western Case Writers Association Best Case Paper

CHSE Distinguished Research Award  --  Recognizes an LSU College of Human Sciences & Education Faculty member who has demonstrated a sustained record of excellence in research and scholarly productivity.


College of Human Sciences & Education Distinguished Research Award 
     Recognizes an LSU College of Human Sciences & Education Faculty member who has demonstrated a sustained record of excellence in research and scholarly productivity.

Southern Management Association
     Best Reviewer Award for the *Management History, Management Education, and Information Technology Division


Southern Management Association -- Best Reviewer Award for the *Management History and Management Education Division

LSU Today Flagship Faculty Award


J. Franklin Bayhi Endowed Professorship, LSU College of Human Sciences & Education


Academy of Management  
     Best Reviewer Award for the *Management History Division


Who’s Who in American Education


University Graduate Association Teaching Award/Grant
     The Ohio State University

Teaching Excellence Award
     The Ohio State University Department of Sport Fitness and Health Program

2003 and 2004

Service Excellence Award
     The Ohio State University Department of Sport Fitness and Health Program


Clark F. Wood Award
     University of Louisville Department of Health Promotion, Physical Education, and Sport Studies

Active Memberships

Western Academy of Management 2014-present

Southern Economic Association 2014-present

Southern Management Association 2013-present

Academy of Management 2011-present

North American Society for Sport History 2008-present

North American Society of Sport Management 2006-present

Penn State Alumni Association 1999-present

Penn State Varsity “S” Club 1999-present

Editorial Review Board Member

Management Decision, Sport History Review, International Journal of Sport Management, Journal of Amateur Sport, Sport & Entertainment Review (associate editor), Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (editor emeritus), and Journal of Applied Sport Management

Mentored Students: Initial Tenure-Track Job Placement

Benjamin Downs (August 2019)- Assistant Professor Ball State University

  • Dissertation Title: Examining the Evolution of Urban Multipurpose Facilities: Applying the Ideal-type to the Facilities of the National Hockey League and National Basketball Association

Jeremy Foreman (August 2017)- Assistant Professor University of Louisiana at Lafayette

  • Managerial Labor Mobility in the National Football League

Khirey Walker (August 2017)- Assistant Professor Ball State University

  • Organizational Misconduct within the National Collegiate Athletic Association

Patrick Tutka (May 2016)- Assistant Professor Niagara University

  • Innovation Diffusion Seen through College Football Stadium Construction: An Ideal-Type Covering Late 19th Century to Present

Dylan Williams (August 2014)- Assistant Professor University of Alabama

  • An Analysis of University Reclassification Effect on Applications Following a Move to a New Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Adam Pfleegor (August 2013)- Assistant Professor Mississippi State University

  • Ethical Decisions in Sport: An Etho-Conventional Decision-Making Model for Sport Managers

Curriculum Vitae