SvenssonPer Svensson

Assistant 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
Fax: 225-578-3680
Office: 94 Huey P. Long Field House



Dr. Per Svensson is an Assistant 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 secondary research interest is focused on examining organizational aspects of student-athlete community service programs. Dr. Svensson’s research has been published or accepted for publication in the following academic journals: Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, VOLUNTAS:International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Sport, Education, and Society, International Journal of Sport Communication, Sport in Society, Journal of Sport for Development, Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Sport, and the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing.


Outstanding Graduate, University of Louisville, 2015

NASSM Doctoral Research Grant. 2014

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), 2012 – Present

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, 2015 - Present


Curriculum Vita