UNM Sport Administration


Dr. Todd L. Seidler Professor

Dr. Joy Griffin Associate Professor

Dr. Annie Clement Assistant Professor

Dr. John Barnes Assistant Professor

Dr. David K. Scott Associate Professor

Mr. Terry McIntyre Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Andrew Yiannakis Research Professor


Todd L. Seidler, Ph.D.
Contact: tseidler@unm.edu

Todd Seidler is currently the coordinator of the graduate program in Sport Administration at the University of New Mexico, one of only a few programs that offer both the Master's and Doctorate in Sport Administration. He received his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from San Diego State University and taught and coached in high school. He then went on to graduate school and earned his Master's and Ph.D. in Sports Administration from the University of New Mexico. Prior to returning to U.N.M., Dr. Seidler spent six years as the coordinator of the graduate Sports Administration program at Wayne State University and two years as the coordinator of the undergraduate Sport Management Program at Guilford College in North Carolina. He is currently in his 15th year at U.N.M. and is serving as Executive Director of the Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA), a professional organization for those interested in teaching Sport Law and Risk Management. He is a Past-President of SRLA and in 2006, was awarded the Betty van der Smissen Leadership Award. He has also served on the Executive Board of the Safety and Risk Management Council, as Chair of both the Sport Management Council and the Council on Facilities and Equipment within the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and is an active member of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). Dr. Seidler is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S., 1987) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (N.S.C.A.). Dr. Seidler's primary areas of interest include risk management and legal issues in sport and in planning and managing sports facilities. He is active as a consultant on facility planning and risk management for sport and recreation and frequently presents, publishes, and teaches classes such as Risk Management in Sport, Sport Facility Planning and Design, Facility and Event Management, Legal Aspects of Sport and Intro to Sport Administration. Having grown up in Albuquerque, Dr. Seidler is enjoying being back in the sunny southwest. His hobbies include windsurfing, sailing, jogging, SCUBA diving, hiking, and almost anything in the outdoors.


Dr. Joy Griffin
Contact: jgriffin@unm.edu

Dr. Joy Griffin is an internationally recognized expert in the area of Sport Psychology. Dr. Griffin is an AAASP, APA Certified Sport Psychology Consultant (97 worldwide). She is also a member of the USOC Registry. Dr. Griffin has MA & MEd degrees in Counseling Psychology & Physical Education, and received her doctorate in Physical Education/Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Calgary in Canada. She has been an administrator and faculty member at Western New Mexico University, Western Michigan University, and is presently an Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico. She has served on the JOPERD Editorial and Policy Boards. She serves on 5 National Committees dealing with ethnicity and gender issues and has been PI on 27 funded grants. She remains active as a Sport Psychology Consultant, Educator, and Internship supervisor. Dr. Griffin has published book and monograph chapters, and data based and review articles in the top journals within the Sport Psychology area. She has over 40 invited and refereed presentations. She enjoys working with graduate students to involve them early with presentation and publication processes. In her very limited spare time Dr. Griffin enjoys hiking, basketball, nordic skiing, camping and reading. She loves to spend part of the summers in the Canadian Rockies




Annie Clement, Ph.D., J.D.
Contact: annieclement1@bellsouth.net

Annie Clement, at the University of New Mexico as of fall 2008, is best known for her texts: Law in Sport and Physical Activity, Legal Responsibility in Aquatics, and Teaching Physical Activity. Twenty five book chapters, seventy five articles, and over one hundred-and-fifty presentations are among her achievements. While her research and writing cover many areas, among her in-depth studies are the topics of intellectual property, disaster and risk management, futures, aquatics, and gender equity.

Dr. Clement holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Her doctorate is from the University of Iowa and her juris doctorate is from Cleveland State University. She has studied at Cambridge University and the University of Oslo. Annie Clement has held teaching or management positions at the University of Iowa, Ohio State University, Florida State University, Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and Cleveland State University.

In addition to her role as the distinguished speaker at fifteen different universities, Dr. Clement has been awarded numerous honors, including Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Nonprofit Lawyers Award (ABA, Section of Business); President, National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE); President, Ohio Teacher Educators; American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Honor Award; Aquatic Council Merit Award and the NASPE Joy of Effort Award. She also received the Sport, Recreation, Law Association Leadership Award; the Ohio AAHPERD Honor Award; Tsunami Spirit Award from the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute; the Susan B. Anthony Award from the Ohio National Organization for Women; and Honor Award from the National Cooperation in Aquatics.


Dr. John Barnes
Contact: jbarnes@unm.edu

Dr. John Barnes is an assistant professor of Sports Administration who came to the University of New Mexico after serving in the same capacity at Barry University in Miami, Florida. He received his doctorate in Sports Administration from UNM in 2004. Prior to earning his Ph.D., Dr. Barnes obtained a Master of Science degree in kinesiology from UNLV and a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Dr. Barnes worked for many years in athletics as an athletic trainer. His experience involved work at the high school, college, and professional levels. This included three years in the California Angels organization and one season with the Montreal Expos double-A team in Harrisburg, PA. He was also the head athletic trainer at Chaffey College for ten years. Additionally, Dr. Barnes worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a territory representative for Wyeth-Ayerst Labs.
Courses that Dr. Barnes has taught include Financing Sport, Sport Marketing, College Athletic Governance, Consumer Behavior, and Managing the Sport Enterprise. He has written and researched on the subjects of NCAA policy, disability policy in sport, and sport marketing.



David K. Scott, Ed.D.
Contact: dscott@unm.edu

Dr. David Scott joined the Sport Administration Program at the University of New Mexico in August, 1998. He holds a B.S. in Physical Education from Texas A&M University, an M.S. in Physical Education from Midwestern State University and an Ed.D. in Physical Education with Specialization in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Scott spent the first 10 years of his career teaching biology and coaching several sports in secondary schools in Texas. In 1989, he joined the coaching staff at Midwestern State University as offensive coordinator for football and also served as tennis program coordinator. While at Midwestern State, he also taught lecture courses in exercise science and advised numerous athletes and physical education majors. After completing his doctoral degree at the University of Northern Colorado in 1997, he spent one year as assistant professor of sport management at Southern Illinois University before moving to Albuquerque to join the program faculty in Sport Administration. In 2004, Dr. Scott became the Department Chair of Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences at UNM and in 2008 moved into his current position of Associate Dean for Research in the College of Education. Courses that Dr. Scott has taught in Sport Admin at UNM include Sport Leadership, Organizational Theory for Sport, Administration of Sport Personnel, Public Relations in HPER, Principles of Coaching, and Management Concepts for Sport and Fitness. His research emphasis area is in leadership and organizational behavior in sport organizations with a secondary interest in predictive data mining for sport management. He also has interest in coaching and athletic administration education and conducts workshops dealing with various aspects of leadership and management training for coaches and athletic administrators. Dr. Scott enjoys trail running with his Alaskan Malamutes, racquetball, trout fishing, and hiking. He is a member of the North American Society for Sport Management, and the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Mr. Terry McIntyre, M.B.A.
Contact: tmcintyr@usatoday.com

Terry McIntyre is Director, Sports Marketing at USA TODAY. He is responsible for managing the business side of “America’s Sports Daily,” growing revenue by working with professional leagues and associations, as well as the many blue chip firms interested in penetrating today’s competitive sports landscape.
Among his many responsibilities, Mr. McIntyre works with the newspaper’s editorial operations department to create special bonus sections for major sporting events. These sections provide USA TODAY readers with an in-depth look at some of the world’s premiere events and offer sponsors the opportunity to leverage their media spending in a targeted editorial environment. In this vein, Mr. McIntyre has worked with some of the country’s largest sporting organizations including the National Football League, NASCAR, and the PGA TOUR, among many others. He has designed strategic executions for such well know brands as Anheuser-Busch, Nike, FedEx, IBM, Bank of America, ESPN, and Daimler-Chrysler.
Prior to focusing his attention on Sports Marketing, Mr. McIntyre was responsible for creating the Media Solutions team at USA TODAY. The group offered creative solutions for advertisers that involved USA TODAY’s many capabilities, including: Multi-media integration, sports marketing, and educational initiatives.
As a senior level marketing executive, Mr. McIntyre’s career has spanned over 20 years, seven of those with Meredith Corporation, where he served as Publisher of Country Home magazine, and was responsible for the successful launch of Country Garden’s magazine.
In addition to his sales and marketing posts, Mr. McIntyre has served as an adjunct professor of strategic marketing at the State University of New York’s Baker School of Business and Technology in Manhattan, and is a frequent lecturer at colleges, universities, and graduate school programs around the country. His commitment to education also includes working as an advisory board member at Northwood University’s School of Entertainment, Sport and Promotion Management advising students and faculty on the latest issues facing marketers. He is currently teaching two classes, The Business of Professional Sports and Sports Property Development and Sales.
Mr. McIntyre holds an MBA from Regis University and a bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University. He is an avid New York Yankees fan and a struggling golfer who will one day lower his handicap below 18.


Andrew Yiannakis, Ph.D.
Contact: ayiann@unm.edu

Andrew Yiannakis is Research Professor in the Sport Administration Program at the University of New Mexico. Prior to joining UNM he served as Director of the Laboratory for Leisure, Tourism & Sport at the University of Connecticut and Director of the Clemson International Institute for Tourism Research & Development at Clemson University, South Carolina.
His research areas include the effects of sports and exercise on sociopsychological growth and development, statistical forecasting in sport, the ancient Olympic Games, international tourism, and travel and exploration in the ancient world. His work has appeared in various publications including the Sociology of Sport Journal, the Annals of Tourism Research, the Journal of Sport Management and the International Review for the Sociology of Sport. He is also senior editor of Applied Sociology of Sport and Contemporary Issues in Sociology of Sport. Currently, he is working on two new books entitled Sport Management in the 21st Century and Native American Historic Sites of New Mexico.
Prof. Yiannakis is the co-founder and 1st president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and a recipient of the society's 2002 NASSS Distinguished Service Award. He has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences on such topics as sport and violence, the meaning and significance of athletic contests in the Homeric Age, on using sports to achieve educational objectives, forecasting in sport, on tourist roles and the life course and on the effects of martial arts training on mood. He also conducts various forms of applied research in sport and tourism for private and public sector agencies.
Andrew is an active martial artist. He holds a 6th Dan (black belt) in jujutsu and a 5th Dan in judo. He also enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and exploring historical sites and out-of-the-way places.

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