Marion Hambrick

Marion Hambrick

Associate Dean for Investment and Strategy
Department of Health & Sport Sciences
Room 124 ED
marion.hambrick @

Dr. Hambrick's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • PhD, Educational Leadership and Organizational Development with an emphasis in Sport Administration, University of Louisville, 2010
  • MBA, Finance, University of Kentucky, 1996
  • BA, Finance, Transylvania University, 1995

Teaching Areas

  • Financial Principles in Sport
  • Doctoral Seminar in Sport Administration Research

Research Interests

  • Social network analysis in sports
  • Recreational sport participation

Honors & Awards

  • University of Louisville Faculty Favorite nominee, 2013, 2015
  • Red and Black Award (for outstanding advising and instruction), 2010,2012

Professional Memberships and Service

  • Director of the Grawemeyer Award in Education for the College of Education and Human Development
  • North American Society for Sport Management

Selected Publications

  • Hambrick, M. E., Schmidt, S. H., & Cintron, A. M. (In press). Cohesion and leadership in individual sports: A social network analysis of participation in recreational running groups. Managing Sport and Leisure.
  • Hambrick, M. E., Svensson, P. G., & Kang, S. (In press). Using social network analysis to investigate interorganizational relationships and capacity building within a sport for development coalition. Sport Management Review.
  • Hambrick, M. E. (2019). Investigating the product life cycle of Snap and its sports media partnerships. SAGE Business Cases.
  • Rice, J. A., Hambrick, M. E., & Aicher, T. J. (2018). A qualitative investigation of sport activity participation and constraint negotiation among African American endurance runners. Journal of Sport Behavior, 41, 64-87.
  • Hambrick, M. E. (2017). Sport communication research: A social network analysis. Sport Management Review, 20, 170-183.