Matthew Walker
Associate Professor and Chair, Division of SP, Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 348 Blocker
Mail Stop: 4243
Office Phone: (979) 845-3109
Other Title: Robert and Mavis Simmons Fellow (CEHD)
Primary Emphasis Area: Sport Management
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Short Bio

Dr. Walker is the Division Chair of Sport Management and Associate Department Head of HLKN. His research and scholarly interests reside (generally) in the field of Organizational Theory but are more specifically focused on social and environmental responsibility, citizenship behaviors, sport-for-development, and philanthropic practices of organizations in the sport industry. In addition to these areas, Dr. Walker has been involved with numerous projects (and consultations) dealing with program evaluations, and the social impact of sport.

Dr. Walker is a "Research Fellow" for the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), and for the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). He is the Managing Editor for the Journal of Applied Sport Management (JASM) and the Associate Editor for Sport Marketing Quarterly (SMQ).

Select Publications*


Walker, M., Hills, S., & Heere, B. (2015). Evaluating a socially responsible employment program: Beneficiary impacts and stakeholder perceptions. Journal of Business Ethics, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2801-3.

Walker, M., Salaga, S., & Mercado, H. (2016). Determinants of managerial engagement in environmental responsibility in the public assembly facility sector. Management Decision, 54(8), 2084-2102.

Walker, M., & Mercado, H. U. (2016). The resource-worthiness of environmental responsibility: A resource-based perspective. Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Management, 23, 271-282.

Gibson, H., Walker, M., et al. (2014). Psychic income and social capital among residents: A pre-post analysis of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Tourism Management, 44, 113-122.

Walker, M., & Kent, A. (2013). The roles of credibility and social consciousness in the corporate philanthropy and consumer behavior relationship. Journal of Business Ethics, 116(2), 341-353.

Walker, M. (2013). Does green management matter for donation intentions? Management Decision, 51(8), 1716-1732.

Walker, M., et al. (2012). 'Win in Africa, with Africa': Social responsibility, event image, and destination benefits. The case of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Tourism Management, 34(Feb), 80-90.

Walker, M., & Mercado, H. U. (2012). The value of environmental social responsibility to facility managers: Revealing the perceptions and motives for adopting ESR. Journal of Business Ethics, 110(3), 269-284.

Walker, M., et al. (2010). Social responsibility and the Olympic Games: The mediating role of consumer attributions. Journal of Business Ethics, 95(4), 659-680.

Research Interests
Environmental Responsibility
Social Imapact
Social Responsibility
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Walker, M.B., Salaga, S., & Mercado, H. (2016). Determinants of Managerial Engagement in Environmental Responsibility in the Public Assembly Facility Sector. Management Decision, 54(8), 2084-2102

2. *Kim, D., Shin, S., Walker, M., & Koo, G. (2016). Effect of corporate renaming of a college football stadium. In B. G. Pitts & J. J. Zhang (Eds). Global Sport Management Studies: Contemporary Issues and Inquiries. Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge Publishers *

3. Weight, E. A., & Walker, M. (2016). Ensuring strategic sport marketing success. In B. Turner & B. Parkhouse (Eds.), Sport Marketing: Winning Strategies for Sport Business Success (2nd ed. pp. 115-150). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

4. Heere, B., Walker, M., Gibson, H., Thapa, B., Geldenhuys, S. & Coetzee, W. (2016). Ethnic identity over national identity: An alternative approach to measure the influence of the World Cup on social cohesion. Journal of Sport and Tourism, 20(1), 41-56

5. *Hayduk, T., & Walker, M. (2016). Re-assessing resource worthiness: Proposing a new model. Organizational Dynamics.DOI: 4456213889.231 IF: 1.101

6. *Kim, D., Walker, M., Heo, J., & Koo, G. (2016). Sport league websites: An effective marketing tool for corporate sponsors. International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship. Online, December 2016

7. *Pickett, D., *Goldsmith, A., *Damon, Z., & Walker, M. (2016). The influence of sense of community on the perceived value of physical activity: A cross-context analysis. Leisure Sciences, 38(3), 199-214. *

8. Cottingham, M., Gearity, B., Goldsmith, A. L., Kim, W., & Walker, M. (2015). A comparative analysis of factors influencing spectatorship of disability sport: A qualitative inquiry and next steps. Journal of Applied Sport Management, 7(1), 20-39.

9. Walker, M., & Mercado, H. U. (2015). Environmentally responsible value orientations: Perspectives from public assembly facility managers. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. DOI: 10.1002/csr.1372

10. Walker, M., Hills, S., & Heere, B. (2015). Evaluating a socially responsible employment program: Beneficiary impacts and stakeholder perceptions. Journal of Business Ethics. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2801-3

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Catapult Round 4 Center - Continuing Education Offered by the CSMRE. (Co-PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2018/01/15 - 2019/06/15
Total Funding: 0.

Catapult Round 3 - Sport-For-Development (S4D) in the Developing World (Funded amount $30,000). (PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2016/12/01 - 2018/05/31
Total Funding: 0.

Robert and Mavis Simmons Faculty Fellowship. (PI)
Texas A&M Foundation (Private)
2015/09/01 - 2018/08/31
Total Funding: 12,000.
Courses Taught
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Andrew Goldsmith (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Courtney Hodge (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2016 - ). Journal of Applied Sport Management

Editorial Board Member (2013 - ). Journal of Contemporary Athletics

Assoc Editor (2013 - ). Sport Marketing Quarterly


Advisor. Graduate Student Research Award. Southern Sport Management Association. Recipient: Andrew L. Goldsmith

Advisor. Graduate Student Research Symposium Award. University of Southern Mississippi, Office of Graduate Studies. Recipient: Doyeop Kim

Research Fellow. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)

Research Fellow. Research Consortium for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD)

Best Conference Paper Award. Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ)

Excellence in Teaching Award. Program for Instructional Excellence, Florida State University

Distinguished Doctoral Student of the Year Awards (2006, 2007), Florida State University


(2016-2016). Outstanding New Faculty Member Award.  CEHD

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