Per Svensson

Associate Professor

Bachelor's Degree(s): Sport Management, Slippery Rock University, 2010

Master's Degree:  Sport Administration, University of Louisville, 2011

PhD:  Sport Administration, University of Louisville, 2015

Phone: 225-578-2036


Office: 2128 HPL Field House

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Per G. Svensson is an Associate Professor in Sport Management within the School of Kinesiology at Louisiana State University. His research is primarily focused on organizations operating sport-based programs aimed at addressing social issues. Specifically, his work examines organizational capacity and innovation in Sport for Development and Peace. 

Dr. Svensson’s research has been published in numerous academic journals including Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, International Journal of Sport Communication, Sport in Society, Sport, Education, and Society among many others. 

Dr. Svensson is a Research Fellow with the North American Society for Sport Management. He is also the Co-Editor for the Journal of Sport for Development and serves as the Chair of the Laureus Sport for Good Research Council.


Outstanding Article in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 2021
NASSM Research Fellow, 2020
SMAANZ Best Research Paper, 2019
Best Reviewer, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 2019
EASM Best Conference Reviewer, 2019
EASM Best Conference Research Paper, 2017, 2018
Outstanding Graduate, University of Louisville, 2015
Doctoral Fellowship, University of Louisville, 2012
Outstanding Master’s Student, University of Louisville, 2011
Graduate Case Cup Winner, National Sport Forum
Sport Management Student of the Year, Slippery Rock University, 2009

Active Memberships

North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
European Association for Sport Management (EASM)
Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ)