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Ryan Spalding

Ph.D. Candidate in Sport Management 



Office: SOM 011


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M.B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2010

M.S., Sport Management, University of Massachusetts, 2010

M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2005

B.S., Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University, 2004

Research/Teaching Interests:

Sport Finance

Sport Economics




McKelvey, S., & Spalding, R. (2012). "Merchandising NFL Brands and Intellectual Property Rights." In The Economics of the National Football League (pp. 109-135). Springer New York.


Yuksel, M., Spalding, R., & McDonald, M. (2013). "Differences in Evaluation of Endorsement Deals: Analytic vs. Holistic Thinking," at 2013 North American Society for Sport Management Conference, Austin, TX.

Honors and Awards:

University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate School Fellowship: 2010-12
Stanford University Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fellowship: 2004-05
Steven C. Beering Scholar: Full scholarship for all years of study at Purdue University
National Merit Scholar               
Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholar
National Advanced Placement Scholar Award

Professional and Academic Memberships:

Member, North American Society for Sport Management

Previous Employment:

Graduate Student Instructor and Research/Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2008 - Present
Software Engineer, Lockheed Martin, 2005-2008