The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management offers its students numerous opportunities for conducting research in the hospitality, leisure, recreation and sport industries.
Sport Industry Research Center
The Sport Industry Research Center provides opportunities for academics, practitioners and students to explore the potential of sport to impact the communities in which it exists. Through a series of initiatives, the center attempts to disseminate research, educate and train executives, and function as a think tank and informational resource for those involved in the sport industry.
Areas of expertise include
- outcome-based measurement systems,
- social responsibility evaluation and
- sport consumer- and participant-based research.
Initiatives the center is involved in include
- academic dissemination of cutting-edge research,
- community-based programming,
- event management,
- executive workshops,
- graduate student training,
- managerial best practices and
- program consulting.
The Sport Industry Research Center has worked with a variety of research partners across the country and provided research services for a variety of sport events and organizations including
- Back on My Feet,
- Cadence Cycling,
- the City of Cape May,
- Legacy Youth Tennis and Education,
- National Collegiate Athletic Association,
- National Football League Draft,
- the PGA Tour,
- the Philadelphia Marathon,
- the Starfinder Foundation,
- Students Run Philly Style, and
- Zhang Sah Martial Arts.
U.S.-Asia Center for Tourism & Hospitality Research
Temple University's U.S.-Asia Center for Tourism and Hospitality Research is a leading braintrust that advances the development of the U.S. and Asian tourism and hospitality industries. The center conducts cutting-edge multidisciplinary research and consultancy specific to the tourism, hospitality and related industries in Asia, the U.S. and the entire Asia-Pacific region. Members of the center are internationally known faculty in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management who come from broad disciplinary and industry backgrounds.
Research areas include
- big data analytics,
- consumer profile analysis,
- destination marketing,
- hospitality asset evaluation,
- yield and revenue management and more.
The center has worked with partners across the globe and provided research services for a variety of organizations including
- the California Travel and Tourism Commission,
- the China National Tourist Office,
- Destination Canada,
- Longwoods International,
- National Tour Association,
- NYC & Company,
- Shanghai Disney Resort,
- USI Affinity and
- Visit Orlando.
In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed Temple University among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s research support efforts.