Health Sport Sciences
Office Location: 308 Elma Roane Fieldhouse
Phone: (901) 678-2228
Dr. Michael Hutchinson joined The University of Memphis in August of 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Sport and Leisure Management in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences. Dr. Hutchinson earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Mississippi College, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Sport Management from Texas A&M University. His research interests primarily reside in the field of organizational behavior, specifically focusing on organizational commitment among sport organizations. Dr. Hutchinson has published manuscripts in several peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, and Journal of Intercollegiate Sport.
Dr. Hutchinson's research has been presented at numerous academic conferences such as the North American Society for Sport Management, Sport Marketing Association, and College Sport Research Institute, while also being recognized in several popular press media outlets including ESPN.com, Newsday, and Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Dr. Hutchinson has served as principal investigator for numerous funded studies, earning funding from such granting organizations as the Knight Foundation and North American Society for Sport Management. At The University of Memphis, Dr. Hutchinson teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in the administration of athletics, financial management in sport organizations, and legal aspects of sport and leisure.
Prior to joining The University of Memphis, Dr. Hutchinson spent two years at Coastal Carolina University as an Assistant Professor of Sport Management. Originally from the suburbs of New Orleans, LA, Dr. Hutchinson currently resides in Collierville, TN. He has been married to his lovely wife, the former Crystal Wingert, since April of 2010. Dr. and Mrs. Hutchinson have two children: Avery and Graham.
Curriculum Vitae | March 2015