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Matthew Katz

Associate Department Chair, Undergraduate Program Director, Associate Professor

Sport Management


PhD Sport Management, University of Texas at Austin, 2014
MS Sport Management, Louisiana State University, 2011
BA History and Economics, Muhlenberg College, 2009

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Sport Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 9/15 - Present
Assistant Professor of Sport Leadership and Management, Miami University, 7/14 - 7/15

Recent Honors / Awards

North American Society for Sport Management Research Fellow, 2018
Isenberg Teaching Excellence Award, 2019

Research Interests

Sport Consumer Behavior
Sport History
Social Network Analysis

Teaching Interests

  • Sport Analytics
  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport History

Selected Publications

Mansfield, A. C., Delia, E. B., & Katz, M. (2020). The Blurry Spectrums of Team Identity Threat. Sport Management Review, 23, 414-427.

Katz, M., *Mansfield, A. C., & Tyler, B. D. (2020). The Strength of Fan Ties: Emotional Support in Sport Fan Egocentric Networks. Journal of Sport Management, 34, 291-302.

Katz, M., Heere, B., & Melton, E. N. (2020). Predicting Fan Behavior through Egocentric Network Analysis: Examining Season Ticket Holder Renewal. Journal of Sport Management, 34, 217-228.

Katz, M., Baker III, T. A., & *Hui, D. (2020). Team Identity, Club Identity, and Fan Relationships: A Brand Community Network Analysis of a Soccer Fan Club. Journal of Sport Management, 34, 9-21.

Cocieru, O., Delia, E. B., & Katz, M. (2019). It’s Our Club! From Fan’s Psycho logical Ownership to Fan Shareholder Init iatives. Sport Management Review, 22, 322-334.

Pfleegor, A. P., Katz, M., & Bowers, M. T. (2019). Publish, Perish, or Salami Slice? Authorship Ethics in an Emerging Field. Journal of Business Ethics, 156, 189-208.