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Timothy Kellison

Assistant Professor    

Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Management, Florida State University, 2013
Master of Science in Sport Management, Florida State University, 2009
Bachelor of Science in Education, The Ohio State University, 2007


Public Policy and Sport
Politics and Public Stadium Financing
Sport and the Environment
Urban and Regional Planning
Organizational Theory


Tim Kellison’s primary areas of research focus on the politics of public stadium financing, urban and regional planning, and environmentally sustainable design. The unifying theme of his scholarship is the study of the ways in which sport organizations act as community leaders with respect to various sociopolitical issues. His work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review and European Sport Management Quarterly. Additionally, Kellison’s research has been featured in a number of news outlets, including National Public Radio, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bloomberg Businessweek, ESPN The Magazine and The New York Times.

Prior to joining Georgia State in 2016, Kellison was an assistant professor in the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management at the University of Florida. He is a graduate of Florida State University and The Ohio State University.

Kellison holds practical experience in a number of sport-related sectors, including recreational, interscholastic, intercollegiate and professional sport. At Ohio State, he worked as a marketing assistant for the men’s ice hockey team and as a supervisor within the Department of Recreational Sports. Additionally, after interning for a season with the Columbus Clippers triple-A baseball team, he was named their assistant director of merchandising. At Florida State, he worked for six seasons as a statistician with the university’s men’s and women’s basketball teams.


Kellison, T. B., Bass, J. R., Lovich, J. M., and Bunds, K. S. (2015). “Compounding crisis events and the organizational response.” International Journal of Sport Management, 16, 573–600.

Kellison, T. B., Trendafilova, S., and McCullough, B. P. (2015). “Considering the social impact of sustainable stadium design.” International Journal of Event Management Research, 10, 63–83.

Kellison, T. B., and Hong, S. (2015). “The adoption and diffusion of pro-environmental stadium design.” European Sport Management Quarterly, 15, 249–269.

Kellison, T. B., and Mondello, M. J. (2014). “Civic paternalism in political policymaking: The public justification for no-vote stadium subsidies.” Journal of Sport Management, 28, 162–175.

Kellison, T. B., and Kim, Y. K. (2014). “Marketing pro-environmental venues in professional sport: Planting seeds of change among existing and prospective consumers.” Journal of Sport Management, 28, 34–48.