Biography

Lauren Hindman is an assistant professor of sport management. Her research interests include gender and diversity in sport organizations. She has completed studies on topics like sexism, gendered leadership networks and gendered discourses in the sport industry. Her work has been published in the Journal of Sport Management, European Sport Management Quarterly, the Sport Management Education Journal and the Journal of Change Management

Hindman has more than a decade of marketing and management experience, including nine seasons with professional sport teams. She most recently served as the senior director of marketing for the Texas Stars (AHL). 

Hindman earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree from Drexel University. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where her dissertation analyzed gendered structures and social practices of sport organizations through an ethnographic study. She is a recipient of the UMass Amherst Graduate School’s Research Enhancement and Leadership Fellowship and has received grants funding her research from the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the UMass Graduate School. 

Education

  • B.A., Indiana University, Bloomington   
  • M.S., Drexel University
  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst 

Areas of Expertise 

  • Gender in sport organizations
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in sport organizations
  • Ethical decision making in sport organizations
  • Critical discourse analysis 

Courses Taught 

  • Introduction to Sports Management 
  • Organizational Behavior  

Selected Articles, Awards & Accomplishments

  • Isenberg Outstanding Doctoral Student Research Award, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Isenberg School of Management (2021)
  • Literati Award for Outstanding Reviewer, Sport, Business, Management: An International Journal, Emerald Publishing (2021)
  • Research Enhancement and Leadership Fellowship, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Graduate School (2016-2020)
  • Graduate School Fieldwork Grant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Graduate School (2020)
  • Love of Learning Grant, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (2020)
  • Graduate Fellows Travel Grant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Graduate School (2020)
  • NASSM Doctoral Research Grant, North American Society for Sport Management (2019)
  • Graduate School Dissertation Research Grant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Graduate School (2019)
  • Isenberg Doctoral Program Fellowship, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Isenberg School of Management (2016) 
  • Hindman, L. C., & Walker, N. A. (in press). Feminine and sexy: A Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis of gender ideology and professional cheerleading. Journal of Sport Management. Advance online publication.
  • Hindman, L. C., Walker, N. A., & Agyemang, K. J. A. (2021). Bounded rationality or bounded morality?: The NBA response to COVID-19. European Sport Management Quarterly, 21(3), 333-349. 
  • Walker, N. A., Agyemang, K. J. A., Washington, M., Hindman, L. C., & MacCharles, J. (2020). Getting an internship in the sport industry: The institutionalization of privilege. Sport Management Education Journal, 15(1), 20-33.
  • Hindman, L .C., & Walker, N. A. (2020). Sexism in professional sports: How women managers experience and survive sport organizational culture. Journal of Sport Management, 34(1), 64-76. 
  • Cocieru, O. C., Lyle, M. C. B., Hindman, L. C. & McDonald, M. (2019). The “dark side” of psychological ownership: Change and hierarchical relationships. Journal of Change Management, 19(4), 266-282. 
  • Katz, M., Walker, N. A., & Hindman, L. C. (2018). Gendered leadership networks in the NCAA: Analyzing affiliation networks of Senior Woman Administrators and Athletic Directors. Journal of Sport Management, 32(2), 135-149.