Stella Leivadi

Tourism, Hospitality and Sports

BS, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Physical Education and Sport Science; MA, University of Connecticut, USA (Sport Studies), PhD, University of Connecticut, USA (Sport, Leisure and Exercise Sciences)

Dr. Stella Leivadi has been a member of the School of Business – Sports Management program since January 2017. She is teaching research methods, introduction to sport management and the Olympic Games and sport mega events courses and serves as the program coordinator. Her field of expertise is sport and exercise psychology. Her extensive teaching experience started in 1993 at Middle Tennessee State University as a tenured faculty and also included the University of Miami and Florida International University. In Greece, she taught at Centers of Postgraduate Education, in collaboration with foreign universities such as University of Wales, Northumbria University etc. Since 2002, she has worked for three Organizing Committees for the Olympic Games (ATHENS 2004, LONDON 2012 & RIO 2016). Her research interests lie in the leisure and exercise behavior as well as quality of life areas. She serves as an advisor to the Sports Management Society.