Stacy-Lynn Sant

Stacy-Lynn Sant


Stacy-Lynn Sant is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management and a member of the Center for Sport and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology. She joined the faculty after completing her doctoral degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

Dr. Sant's research primarily focuses on sport event impact, destination marketing, and event-based strategies for social and economic development. Her recent work examines how media and political elites use their power and influence to persuade residents that subsidizing sport stadia and hosting mega sport events are in the best interests of the local community.

Dr. Sant's articles have appeared in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Sport Management, European Sport Management Quarterly, and the Journal of Sport & Tourism. She is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Urban Technology, Managing Sport and Leisure, and the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management.

Dr. Sant's professional affiliations include the Urban Affairs Association, the North American Society for Sport Management, and the European Association of Sport Management. She teaches several classes, including Sport Tourism and Sports and the Media.

Areas of interest

Sport event impact; destination marketing; media discourse; event-based strategies for social and economic development.


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Course Course Title Credits Term Instructor
SM 431 Sports and the Media 3 As Arranged Sant
Course Name RO: Sports & the Media
Course Level: Undergraduate
Examines the relationships that exist between the media and sports in America, including the roles newspapers, magazines, radio, and television have assumed as commercial enterprises in reporting sports. Also examines development, organization, objectives and performance of the media as well as the technology they use. Studies economic and legal issues as they pertain to the administration of sports programs.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LEC
SM 445 Sport Tourism 3 As Arranged Sant
Course Name RO: Sport Tourism
Course Level: Undergraduate
The interconnectedness of sport and tourism will be analyzed from behavioral, economic, management, marketing, and environmental perspectives.
Component: LEC