Claire Zvosec, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Sport Management


Kinesiology and Physical Education

Research Interests

Zvosec’s research typically relies on the intersection of organizational behavior, organizational theory, and sport finance to analyze decisions of sport leaders, sport employees and sport participants.


  • Ph.D. University of Kansas, Sport Management
  • M.S.E. University of Kansas, Sport Management
  • B.S. Washington University in St. Louis, Psychology
  • B.S. Washington University in St. Louis, Spanish

Recent Publications

  • Schaeperkoetter, C.C. (2017). Basketball Officiating as a Gendered Arena: An Autoethnography. Sport Management Review, 20, 128-141.
  • Schaeperkoetter, C.C., Mays, J., and Bass, J.R. (2017). "When There Was No Money In It, There Were No Men In It": Examining Gender Differences In Qualifications of College Women’s Basketball Coaches. International Sport Coaching Journal, 4, 95-100.
  • Schaeperkoetter, C.C., Bass, J.R., and Gordon, B.S. (2015). Student-Athlete School Selection: A Family Systems Theory Approach. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 8, 266-286.
  • Katz, M., Pfleegor, A.G., Schaeperkoetter, C.C., and Bass, J.R. (2015). Factors For Success In NCAA Division III Athletics. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 8, 102-122.
  • Bass, J.R., Schaeperkoetter, C.C., and Bunds, K.S. (2015). The "Front Porch": Examining the Increasing Interconnection of University and Athletic Department Funding. ASHE Higher Education Report, (5th ed., Vol. 41). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

Recently Funded Projects

  • Schaeperkoetter, C.C. (2016). NASSM Doctoral Research Grant. "High School Sport Officiating and An Examination of Sport Employee Identification." $1,450.
  • Schaeperkoetter, C.C. (2015). NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Award. "‘Alternative Success Theory’: An Examination of What Athletic Department Success Means for Small Colleges." $6,000.
  • Bass, J.R., Schaeperkoetter, C.C., and Gordon, B.S. (2015). Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Database Challenge Awards. "Students Perceptions of Institutional Support for Athletics in NCAA Division I." $2,000.

Courses Taught

  • LESM 365 - Communication Strategies in Sport and Exercise
  • LESM 442 - Promotion of Sport and Fitness Programs
  • LESM 544 - Sport Finance

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