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Stavros Triantafyllidis, PhD

Assistant Professor of Sport and Recreation Management

Business, Management, and Technology  | School of Professional Studies

About

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Sport Management, University of Florida
  • Master of Science in Education (M.S.) Sport Administration, University of Miami
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Environmental Science, University of the Aegean

Dr. Stavros Triantafyllidis is an Assistant Professor at the Keystone College. He is a sport management scholar whose research focuses on sport and sustainable development. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Sport Management, emphasizing environmental sustainability and consumer behavior from the University of Florida. In addition, he holds a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Sport Administration from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Science from the University of the Aegean (Greece). He is following an active career in higher education as a faculty member, academic director, and coordinator of sport management programs for the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Triantafyllidis has published scientific articles in academic journals in both sport management and sustainability science. He recently published his textbook as an editor and author, namely, “Sport and Sustainable Development: An Introduction” by Taylor and Francis and Routledge publishers. Currently, he is actively involved in research projects with undergraduate and graduate students and colleagues across the globe. Dr. Triantafyllidis investigates how sport can be an effective platform for sustainable development interventions at the personal, social, and environmental levels. In addition, his research also explores how the sport world can become more sustainable in terms of its operations, such as events and transportation.

Dr. Triantafyllidis is a member of professional and academic organizations globally. For example, the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), Sport Marketing Association (SMA), and Sport Ecology Group (SEG). In addition, he is an active member of Rotary International. As an enthusiastic community service individual, Dr. Triantafyllidis engage in the community’s environmental protection and wellness initiatives.

Dr. Triantafyllidis is a former professional volleyball and beach volleyball athlete. He is actively involved with community development projects such as sport events and sustainability initiatives. He has also served as a beach volleyball coach and event planner in sport clubs and academies in Greece.

Dr. Triantafyllidis is the founder of an educational platform, “We are Guarding Earth through Sport (We are GETS),” that encourages people and organizations to engage more actively in sport and environmental initiatives to cultivate more sustainable behaviors and culture. Overall, Stavros’s vision is to inspire people to develop an active and sustainable lifestyle.

“The Best way to predict your Future is to create it.”– Abraham Lincoln

Publications (Peer-Reviewed Scientific Articles)

  • Triantafyllidis, S., & Kaplanidou, K. (2022). Environmental protection in nature-based sport events: The case of Olympus Marathon. Case Studies for Sport Management. https://doi.org/10.1123/cssm.2022-0001
  • Trail, G., Don, L., Triantafyllidis, S., Minkove, J., Kim, A., Sweeney, K., Wanyong, C., & Priscila, A. (2022). Are single-item needs’ and values measures a good alternative to multi-item measures for sport marketers? International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSMS-11-2021-0225
  • Trendafilova, S., Ross, W., Triantafyllidis, S., & Pelcher, J. (2022). Tokyo 2020 Olympics Sustainability: An Elusive or Reality? International Review for the Sociology of Sport. https://doi.org/10.1177/10126902221110157
  • Triantafyllidis, S., & Darvin, L. (2021). Mass-participant sport events and sustainable development: Gender, social bonding and connectedness to nature as predictors of socially and environmentally responsible behavioral intentions. Sustainability Science, 16(1), 239-253. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-020-00867-x
  • Triantafyllidis, S., & Kaplanidou, K. (2019). Marathon runners: A fertile market for “green” donations? Journal of Global Sport Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/24704067.2018.1561205
  • Triantafyllidis, S., & Davakos, H. (2019). Growing cities and mass participant sport events: Traveling behaviors and carbon dioxide emissions. Journal of Carbon Research, 5(3), 49. https://doi.org/10.3390/c5030049
  • Triantafyllidis, S., Ries, R., & Kaplanidou, K. (2018). Carbon dioxide emissions of spectators’ transportation in collegiate sporting events: Comparing on-campus and off-campus stadium locations. Sustainability, 10(1), 241. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10010241
  • Triantafyllidis, S. (2018). Carbon dioxide emissions research and sustainable transportation in the sports industry. Journal of Carbon Research, 4(4), 57. https://doi.org/10.3390/c4040057
  • Kaplanidou, K., Al-Emadi, A., Triantafyllidis, S., Sagas, M., & Diop, A. (2016). Qatar World Cup 2022: Awareness of the event and its impact on destination and country character perceptions in the US tourism market. Tourism Review International, 20(2-3), 143-153. https://doi.org/10.3727/154427216X14724915340125

Book Chapters

  • Triantafyllidis, S. & Ross, W. (2022). Sport Ecology: The Relationship Between Sport and the Natural Environment. In V. Ziakas, Trends and Advances in Sport and Leisure Management: Expanding the Frontiers (pp. TBD). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Triantafyllidis, S. (2022). Sustainability. In P. Pedersen, Encyclopedia of Sport Management. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
  • Triantafyllidis, S. (2022). Governance, Sustainability, and Corporate Responsibility. In E. Chatzigiani and P. Dimitropoulos, Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance: Stakeholders, Management and Organizational Performance in the European Union (pp. TBD). Routledge. Triantafyllidis, S. (2021). Environmental change, the sport industry, and Covid-19. In P.M. Pedersen, B.J. Ruihley, & B. Li, Sport and the pandemic: Perspectives on Covid-19’s impact on the sport industry (pp. TBD). Routledge.
  • Triantafyllidis, S., & Kaplanidou, K. (2017). Eco-friendly transportation of fans in sport events in the USA. In Book of Abstracts for World Association of Sport Management, Global Issues and New Ideas in Sport Management

Research

WORK-PROGRESS

  • Triantafyllidis, S. Sport and sustainable development: Introducing the agenda for the globally sustainable future.
  • Triantafyllidis, S. Place and sport participation: Exploring place as a psychological versus a geographical factor.
  • Triantafyllidis, S. The POLICE principle of management.
  • Triantafyllidis, S. Sport industry and carbon dioxide emissions: Segmenting the operations that contribute the most on levels of CO2 emissions.
  • Triantafyllidis, S. Sport ecological consciousness measurement scale: Measuring sport-involved individuals’ cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses.
  • Triantafyllidis, S. Measuring sport participation and identity: The sport-relatedness bonding measurement scale.
  • Triantafyllidis, S. Sustainable development of sport (SDoS): Identifying sport operations that can become environmentally sustainable and achieve carbon-neutrality
  • Triantafyllidis, S. Sport for sustainable development (S4SD): Investigating the aspects of sport that can enhance the global sustainable development goals by 2030.
  • Triantafyllidis, S. The role of mental and physical health on voluntary carbon offsetting behavioral intentions.
  • Trail, G., & Triantafyllidis, S. Minor league sport teams and fans’ perceptions of brand loyalty.

Conference Presentations

  • Trendafilova, S., Ross, W., Triantafyllidis, S., Pelcher, J. (2022, June). Tokyo 2020 Olympics Sustainability: An Elusive Concept or Reality? [Conference Session]. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference, Atlanta, GA, United States.
  • Triantafyllidis, S. (2021, February). The POLICE principle of sport management: Bridging the gap between theory and practice [Conference Session]. Applied Sport Management Association (ASMA) Conference, Kerrville, TX, United States.
  • Triantafyllidis, S. (2020, September). The links of mental and physical health to nature relatedness and pro-environmental identity [Conference Session]. European Association of Sport Management (EASM) Conference, London, UK.
  • Triantafyllidis, S. (2020, September). Transportation and sport events: Understanding consumers carbon offsetting and sustainable mobility behaviors [Conference Session]. The 8th World Sustainability Forum, Basel, Switzerland.
  • Triantafyllidis, S., Frasier, B., Northrup, A., & Caterino, R. (2020, May). A mechanism for assessing spectators’ carbon footprint in collegiate football events [Poster session]. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference, San Diego, CA, United States.
  • Triantafyllidis, S. (2020, May). Applying the concept of sustainable development in sport management courses [Teaching and Learning fair]. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference, San Diego, CA, United States.
  • Trail, G. T., Aicher, T. J., Sweeney, K., Naylor, M., Johnston, M., Alfaro-Barrantes, P., Lanzillo, J., Triantafyllidis, S., O’Reilly, N., Jamaat, K., Choi, W., Braunstein-Minkove, J. R., Kim, A., Dees, W., & Bang, H. (2020, May). Engaging Partners and Managing a Large-Scale Research Project [Symposium session]. North American Society of Sport Management Conference. San Diego, CA, United States.
  • Triantafyllidis, S., & Karadakis, K. (2019, November). Sport-relatedness bonding as a tool for community brand associations and sustainable development behavioral outcomes [Conference session]. Sport Marketing Association (SMA) Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Triantafyllidis, S., Mills, Z., & Rodgers, I. (2019, November). Media power as a tool for environmental stewardship in sport [Poster session]. Sport Marketing Association (SMA) Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Davakos, H., Triantafyllidis, S., & Teed, K. (2019, June). The economic impact of Cooper River Bridge Run on Charleston local area [Conference session]. ATINER Conference, Athens, Greece.
  • Triantafyllidis, S. & Kaplanidou, K. (2019, June). Sense of place and voluntary carbon offsetting intentions in beach volleyball [Conference session]. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference, New Orleans, LA, United States.
  • Gassett, O., & Triantafyllidis, S., & Davakos, H. (2019, June). Exploring the role of multidimensional perfectionism on collegiate athletes’ expectations towards team performance [Poster session]. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference, New Orleans, LA, United States.
  • Lynch, S., & Triantafyllidis, S. & Davakos, H. (2019 June). The role of media on declining sport involvement [Poster session]. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference, June 2019, New Orleans, LA, United States.
  • Triantafyllidis, S., Kim, C. & Kaplanidou, K. (2018, October). Beach volleyball involvement as an excellent platform for pro-environmental behavior [Conference session]. Sport Marketing Association (SMA) Conference, Dallas, TX, United States.
  • Triantafyllidis, S., & Kaplanidou, K. (2018, June). Olympus marathon as a place and event for environmentally-friendly interventions [Poster session]. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Triantafyllidis, S., Ries, R., & Kaplanidou, K. (2017, November). Carbon Dioxide of spectators’ transportation in collegiate Football Event: On-campus versus off-campus stadium [Conference session]. Sport Marketing Association (SMA) Conference, Boston, MA, United States. 10. Triantafyllidis, S., & Kaplanidou, K. (2017, June). Eco-friendly transportation of fans in sport events in the US [Conference session]. Word Association for Sport Management (WASM) Conference, Kaunas, Lithuania.
  • Triantafyllidis, S., Ries, R., & Kaplanidou, K. (2017, June). Environmental impacts of spectators’ transportation in collegiate sport event: On-campus versus off-campus stadium [Keynote session]. Collegiate Sport Sustainability Summit (CSSS), Gainesville, FL, United States. 8 Triantafyllidis, S., & Kaplanidou, K. (2017, June). Health and self-motivational factors as predictors of marathon runners’ environmentally friendly behaviors [Conference session]. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference, Denver, CO, United States.
  • Triantafyllidis, S., & Kaplanidou, K. (2017, March). The effect of natural environment setting on spectators’ behaviors and event image [Three-minute oral presentation]. 2nd Southern Sport Management Doctoral Research Symposium (SSMDRS), Gainesville, FL, United States.
  • Triantafyllidis, S., Ries, R., & Kaplanidou, K. (2017, March). Environmental impact of fans’ transportation in sport events [Poster session]. University of Florida Health and Human Performance, D. K. Stanley Lecture Day, Gainesville, FL, United States.
  • Triantafyllidis, S., & Kaplanidou, K. (2016, September). Marathon runners and their environmental attitudes. Are they a good market for environmental CSR interventions? identity [Conference Session]. European Association of Sport Management (EASM) Conference, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Triantafyllidis, S., & Kaplanidou, K. (2016, November). Environmentally friendly transportation in sport events [Poster session]. University of Florida Graduate Student Research Day (GSRD), Gainesville, FL, United States

Honors and Professional Contributions

  • Honors
    • Faculty Fellowship in Residence, The Citadel – The Military College of South Carolina (2020-2021)
    • Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Cleaner Production (2018)
    • K Stanley Lecture Research Award, University of Florida (2016)
  • Professional Contributions
    • The Sport Ecology Group (SEG)
    • World Sustainability Forum (SciForum)
    • North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)
    • Green Sport Alliance (GSA)
    • European Sport Management Association (EASM)
    • Sport Marketing Association (SMA)
    • World Association for Sport Management (WASM)
    • Gator-2-Gator Leadership Connections (University of Florida)
    • Rotary International

Courses Taught

  • Sociology of Sport
  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport and Sustainable Development
  • Sport Communications
  • Strategic Consumer Management in Sport
  • The Business of Sport Agents
  • Sport Facility and Risk Management
  • Sport Sales and Promotion
  • Sport Event Management
  • Sport Consumer Behavior
  • Research Methods in Sport Management