Stella Leivadi

Tourism, Hospitality and Sports

BSc, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Physical Education and Sport Science; MA in Sport Studies, University of Connecticut; PhD in Sport, Leisure and Exercise Sciences, University of Connecticut

Dr. Leivadi has been a member of the 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 also serves as the program coordinator. Her field of expertise is sport and exercise psychology. Her academic career 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 has taught at Centers of Postgraduate Education, in collaboration with foreign universities (e.g. University of Wales, Northumbria University etc.). She has also worked for three Organizing Committees of 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.