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    Phil Hatlem

    Instructor of Sport Business

    Phil Hatlem is an instructor of Sport Business in the Tapia College of Business at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida.

    Before becoming a full-time faculty nineteen years ago, Hatlem worked for ten years in athletic administration at mid-major universities in Texas, South Carolina, Iowa, and Idaho. He also spent a year as ticket manager for the men's professional tennis tournament in Indianapolis. He has volunteered at numerous major sporting events in the Tampa Bay region, including the PGA Tour, NCAA Final Four, and the Super Bowl.

    Hatlem's research and teaching interests include the historical and cultural forces that have shaped our sporting landscape, and how we may apply those findings to address issues facing the industry today. He has particular interest in the Olympic movement and Olympic legacies. He has presented at numerous conferences, both throughout the United States and internationally.


    • B.A. in Sport Studies, American Studies, and History from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
    • M.A. in Sport Management from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • (Also completed doctoral coursework in History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana i.e. ABD)

    Courses Taught

    • SPB 101 Introduction to Sport Business
    • SPB 330 Social and Ethical Issues in Sport
    • SPB 410 Sport Governance
    • SPB 449 Professional Development Seminar
    • SPB 495 & 496 Sport Business Internship