Kristofer C. Nite
University of North Texas
Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
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Education

PhD, Texas A&M University, 2011.
Major: Sport Management
Dissertation Title: Student-Athlete Development, University Enhancement, & Winning: the Institutional Logics of an NCAA Division II Athletic Program
MS, Texas A&M University, 2007.
Major: Sport Management
BS, Hardin Simmons University, 2005.
Major: Sport, Fitness, and Leisure Activities
Degree Specialization: Sociology

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary
Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University. (September 1, 2012 – Present).
Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University. (August 1, 2011July 31, 2012).
Assistant Instructional Professor, Texas A&M University. (August 2010August 2011).

Professional Memberships

Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand. (August 2017 – Present).

College Sport Research Institute. (April 2012 – Present).

North American Society for Sport Management. (January 2010 – Present).

North American Society for Sociology of Sport. (September 2012September 2013).

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. (January 2010December 2012).

Development Activities Attended

Workshop,"Getting Started on Research and Grants," Office for Faculty Success, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (November 9, 2017November 9, 2017).

Workshop,"Pathway to Promotion for Tenure System Faculty," Office of Faculty Success, United States of America. (October 25, 2017October 25, 2017).

Other,"Mentoring Network Luncheon," Office for Faculty Success, United States of America. (October 17, 2017October 17, 2017).

Other,"Mentoring Network luncheon," Office for Faculty Success, United States of America. (March 2, 2017March 2, 2017).

Workshop,"Pathway to Tenure and Promotion for Tenure-System Faculty," Office for Faculty Success, United States of America. (February 3, 2017February 3, 2017).

Workshop,"Basic Elements of the Tenure and Promotion Dossier at TTU," TLPDC, Lubbock, Texas. (September 19, 2012September 2012).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
RECR 5900, Special Problems, 1 course.
RESM 4080, Legal Dimensions of Recreation, Event, and Sport Industries, 1 course.
RESM 4100, Internship in Recreation, Event, or Sport Management, 1 course.
RESM 4800, Studies in Recreation, Event, and Sport Management, 1 course.
RESM 4900, Special Problems in Recreation, Event, and Sport Management, 1 course.
RESM 5050, Management of Recreation and Sport Organizations, 1 course.
RESM 5520, Strategic Marketing for Sports and Event Organizations, 1 course.
RESM 5610, Sport, Entertainment and Events in the 21st Century City, 1 course.
RESM 5860, Practicum in Recreation, Event, and Sport Management, 2 courses.
RESM 5900, Special Problems in Recreation, Event, and Sport Management, 2 courses.

Teaching at Other Institutions

Texas Tech University, Independent Study, SPMT 5031, Fall 2016.

Texas Tech University, Internship in Sport Management, SPMT 5003, Fall 2016.

Texas Tech University, Organizational Behavior in Sport, SPMT 5322, Fall 2016.

Texas Tech University, Personnel Management in Sport, SPMT 3374, Fall 2016.

Texas Tech University, Independent Study, SPMT 5031, Summer 2016.

Texas Tech University, Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies, IS 5031, Summer 2016.

Texas Tech University, Leadership and Management in Sport, SPMT 4358, Summer 2016.

Texas Tech University, Research Methods I, KIN 5315, Summer 2016.

Texas Tech University, Sport Law and Governance, SPMT 4359, Summer 2016.

Texas Tech University, Marketing and Promotions in Sport, SPMT 5324, Spring 2016.

Texas Tech University, Research, SPMT 7000, Spring 2016.

Texas Tech University, Sport Event Management, SPMT 5329, Spring 2016.

Texas Tech University, Independent Study, SPMT 5031, Fall 2015.

Texas Tech University, Organizational Behavior in Sport, SPMT 5322, Fall 2015.

Texas Tech University, Sport Law and Governance, SPMT 4359, Fall 2015.

Texas Tech University, Leadership and Management in Sport, ESS 4358, Summer 2015.

Texas Tech University, Seminar in Exercise and Sport Sciences: Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, ESS 5317, Summer 2015.

Texas Tech University, Fundamentals of Sports Marketing, ESS 4356, Spring 2015.

Texas Tech University, Research, ESS 7000, Spring 2015.

Texas Tech University, Sporting Facilities and Event Management, ESS 4355, Spring 2015.

Texas Tech University, Fundamentals of Sport Management, ESS 3358, Fall 2014.

Texas Tech University, Research, ESS 7000, Fall 2014.

Texas Tech University, Sport Event Management, ESS 5329, Fall 2014.

Texas Tech University, Master's Thesis, ESS 6000, Summer 2014.

Texas Tech University, Research, ESS 7000, Summer 2014.

Texas Tech University, Seminar In Ess:Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, ESS 5317, Summer 2014.

Texas Tech University, Sport Management, ESS 4358, Summer 2014.

Texas Tech University, Fundamentals of Sports Marketing, ESS 4356, Spring 2014.

Texas Tech University, Marketing and Promotion in Sport, ESS 5324, Spring 2014.

Texas Tech University, Master's Thesis, ESS 6000, Spring 2014.

Texas Tech University, Research, ESS 7000, Spring 2014.

Texas Tech University, Research, ESS 7000, Fall 2013.

Texas Tech University, Sport Event Management, ESS 5329, Fall 2013.

Texas Tech University, Internship in Sports Administration, ESS 5003, Summer 2013.

Texas Tech University, Internship in Sports Administration, ESS 5003, Summer 2013.

Texas Tech University, Internship in Sports Administration, ESS 5003, Summer 2013.

Texas Tech University, Seminar In Ess:Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, ESS 5317, Summer 2013.

Texas Tech University, Sport in American Culture, ESS 5328, Summer 2013.

Texas Tech University, Fundamentals of Sports Marketing, ESS 4356, Spring 2013.

Texas Tech University, Marketing and Promotion in Sport, ESS 5324, Spring 2013.

Texas Tech University, Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sport, ESS 5325, Fall 2012.

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Cunningham, G. B., Singer, J. N., Nite, K. C. (2012). Intercollegiate Athletics. Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity (2nd ed.). College Station, TX: Center for Sport Management Research and Education.
Cunningham, G. B., Singer, J. N., Nite, K. C., Hutchinson, M. (2012). Sport and Religion. Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity (2nd ed.). College Station, TX: Center for Sport Management Research and Education.
Cunningham, G. B., Singer, J. N., Nite, K. C., Hutchinson, M. (2010). Sport and Religion. Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity. College Station, TX: Center for Sport Management Research and Education.
Journal Article
Nite, K. C., Hutchinson, M., Bouchet, A. (2018). The pursuit of legitimacy: Expanding conceptions of escalation of commitment within sport. International Journal of Sport Management. 19, 1-26.
Huml, M. R., Hambrick, M. E., Hums, M. A., Nite, K. C. It’s powerful, legitimate, and urgent, but is it equitable? Stakeholder claims within the attributes of stakeholder salience in sport.. Journal of Sport Management. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2017-0192
Nite, K. C. (2017). Sustained dominance in sport and entertainment: Changing to maintain.. 3(3), 49-53. Sport and Entertainment Review.
Nite, K. C., Bernard, N. (2017). Understanding the interdisciplinary discipline: An introduction to sport management.. International Journal of Exercise Science. 10(6), 818-822.
Nite, K. C., Washington, M. (2017). Institutional Adaption to Technological Innovation: Lessons from the NCAA’s regulation of football television broadcasts (1938-1984). Journal of Sport Management. 31(6), 575-590.
Nite, C. (2017). Shifting frames in communication: The institutional maintenance work of the NCAA. 20(4), 338-351. Sport Management Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2016.10.005
Nite, C., Bopp, T. (2017). Conflicting prescriptions for 'ethical' leadership in complex institutions: Perspectives from U.S. college athletic administrators. 13(3), 368-387. Leadership. DOI: 10.1177/1742715015605878
Nite, K. C., Hutchinson, M., Melton, E., Bouchet, A. (2015). Toward an expanded measure of escalation of commitment in intercollegiate athletics.. 7(1), 87-107. Journal of Applied Sport Management.
Hutchinson, M., Nite, K. C., Bouchet, A. (2015). Escalation of commitment in United States collegiate athletic departments: An investigation of social and structural determinants of commitment. 29(1), 57-75. Journal of Sport Management.
Nite, K. C., Singer, J. N. (2014). 'We want to develop Christian athletes': Creating a climate for spiritual development in athletics. 8(1), 1-18. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education.
Nite, K. C., Singer, J. N. (2013). An examination of sport management doctoral programme research requirements. 13(2), 24-35. Educate.
Nite, K. C., Underwood, S. J. (2013). Integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) into Sport Business Practice and Research. 7(2), 95-104. International Journal of Revenue Management.
Nite, K. C., Singer, J. N. ‘We want to develop Christian athletes’: Creating a climate for spiritual development in athletics. 8(2), . Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education.
Nite, K. C., Singer, J. N., Cunningham, G. B. (2013). Addressing competing logics between the mission of a religious university and the demands of intercollegiate athletics. Advance online publication.(16), 465-476. Sport Management Review. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031
Nite, K. C. (2012). Challenges for supporting student-athlete development: Perspectives from an NCAA Division II athletic department. 5, 1-14. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics. http://csri-jiia.org/current_issues.html
Nite, K. C., Singer, J. N. (2012). Qualitative Inquiry: Quality Research for Connecting with and Affecting Change in Sport Populations. 12(1), 88-97. Qualitative Research Journal.
Simpson, W., Nite, K. C., Bouchet, A. (2011). Trust: The foundation of effective teams.. 26, 278-284. Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual.

Presentations Given

Huml, M. R. (Author & Presenter), Nite, K. C. (Author), Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE),, Are student-athletes addicted to their identity? The development and validation of the Athletic Identity Addiction (AIA) scale., Houston, TX, United States of America. (2017).

Cunningham, G. B. (Moderator), Fairly, S. (Panelist), Wicker, P. (Panelist), Sotiriadou, P. (Panelist), Nite, K. C. (Panelist), Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ), Constructive feedback in the publishing process: Perspectives from editors and authors., Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, Australia. (2017).

Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), Nauright, J. (Author), Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ), Ignoring engrained logics: The failed institutionalization of the inaugural professional rugby competition in the USA, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, Australia. (2017).

Huml, M. R. (Author & Presenter), Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ), The development of Athletic Identity Scale for current and former elite athletes, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, Australia. (2017).

Cohen, A. (Author & Presenter), Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), Plunkett, K. (Author & Presenter), North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), The good, the bad, and the ugly: Challenges of experiential learning in sport management classes, Denver, CO, United States of America. (2017).

Nite, K. C. (Author), Washington, M. (Author), Ige, A. (Author & Presenter), 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Always in a fight: The institutional work of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)., Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA, United States of America. (2016).

Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), Washington, M. (Author & Presenter), North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), Institutional entrepreneurship to avoid change: The NCAA’s institutional maintenance strategies., Orlando, FL, United States of America. (2016).

Melton, N. (Author & Presenter), Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), College Sport Research Institute (CSRI), Empowering champions or erecting roadblocks for social change: A multilevel examination of factors that facilitate and inhibit athlete activism., Columbia, SC, United States of America. (2016).

Nite, K. C., North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), The framing of O’Bannon v. NCAA: The institutional work of the NCAA., Ottawa, ON. (2015).

Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), Washington, M. (Author & Presenter), North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), From change agent to maintenance agent: The evolution of the NCAA as an institutional entrepreneur, Ottawa, ON. (2015).

Hutchinson, M., Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), Bouchet, A., North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), Escalation of commitment in United States collegiate athletic departments: An investigation of social and structural determinants of commitment., Pittsburgh, PA. (2014).

Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), Bopp, T., Powell, C. (Author), North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), Profiling ethical leaders in intercollegiate athletics: Perspectives of athletic administrators., Pittsburgh, PA. (2014).

Powell, C. (Author & Presenter), Nite, K. C. (Author), College Sport Research Institute (CSRI), A legal examination of the NCAA's policies regarding athletes' rights to retain agents., Columbia, SC. (2014).

Osueke, A. (Author & Presenter), Nite, K. C. (Author), College Sport Research Institute (CSRI), Examining issues of membership and leverage in non-professional labor unions: Perspectives from college athletes., Columbia, SC. (2014).

Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), Hutchinson, M. (Author & Presenter), Melton, E. (Author & Presenter), College Sport Research Institute (CSRI), Locating athletic departments within the four phases of escalation of commitment., Columbia, SC. (2014).

Lochbaum, M., Nite, K. C., JOINT 7th SELF Biennial International Conference and ERAS Conference 2013, East lubbock promise neighborhood: Explanation, initial data, and search for cross-cultural partners in understanding motivation and the meaning of self of physical activity pursuits, Singapore. (2013).

Nite, K. C., Hutchinson, M. (Author & Presenter), Bouchet, A. (Author & Presenter), North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), Toward predicting escalation of commitment: Normalizing determinants in intercollegiate athletic departments. (2013).

Hall, T. (Author & Presenter), Jones, C. (Author), Nite, K. C. (Author), Global Sport Business Association (GSBA), Creating value at a free sporting event: More than price?, Miami, FL. (2013).

Hutchinson, M. (Author & Presenter), Bouchet, A. (Author & Presenter), Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), NCAA Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics, Organizational redirection in intercollegiate athletics: Resultant factors of de-escalation of commitment, Grapevine, Texas. (2013).

Jones, C. (Author & Presenter), Hall, T. (Author & Presenter), Nite, K. C. (Author), Sport Entertainment & Venues Tomorrow (SEVT), Examination of service quality for a free sport event., Columbia, SC. (2012).

Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), Singer, J. N. (Author & Presenter), North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), Spirituality: Considering a fourth dimension of intercollegiate athlete development, New Orleans, LA. (2012).

Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), Singer, J. N. (Author & Presenter), College Sport Research Institute Conference (CSRI) Conference, Managing competing logics within an NCAA Division II athletic department, Chapel Hill, NC. (2012).

Dixon, D. (Author & Presenter), Nite, K. C. (Chair), College Sport Research Institute Conference (CSRI) Conference, The legality and feasibility of compensating student-athletes, Chapel Hill, NC. (2012).

Hutchinson, M. (Author), Bennett, G. (Author), Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), College Sport Research Institute Conference (CSRI) Conference, University brand building in sport: Core value implementation within an intercollegiate athletics department, Chapel Hill, NC. (2012).

Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), NCAA Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics, The have-nots: Pragmatic strategies for addressing academic development., National Collegiate Athletics Association, Indianapolis, IN. (2012).

Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), Ballouli, K. (Author), North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), Brand Imagery and Athletes: Examining the Reinforcement of Stereotypes, London, ON, Canada. (2011).

Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), Hutchinson, M. (Author), American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 2011 National Convention & Exposition, Challenges of Division II Athletic Departments and Student-Athlete Development, San Diego, CA. (2011).

Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), Bouchet, A. (Author), American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 2011 National Convention & Exposition, Escalation of Commitment Applied to the History of Intercollegiate Athletics, San Diego, CA. (2011).

Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), Singer, J. N. (Author & Presenter), North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), An examination of sport management doctoral program research requirements, Tampa, FL. (2010).

Nite, K. C. (Author & Presenter), Singer, J. N. (Author & Presenter), North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), Qualitative research: Quality research that bridges the gap between scholars and sport populations, Tampa, FL. (2010).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Nite, K. C. (Principal), Melton, E. (Co-Principal), "'Role Addiction' and identity development among college athletes," Sponsored by American Sociological Association, Private, $6998. (Present).
Nite, K. C. (Principal), Melton, E., Cohen, A., "Champions for Social Change: Examining Athletes' Influence on Perceptions of Inclusion," Sponsored by Scholarship Catalyst Program 2015, Other, $3000. (Present).
Nite, K. C. (Co-Principal), Melton, E. (Principal), Cohen, A. (Co-Principal), "Champions for social change: Examining how athletes influence perceptions of inclusion," Sponsored by NCAA, Private, $9939.96. (Present).
McFarlin (35%), B. K. (Co-Principal), Vingren (35%), J. L. (Co-Principal), Bowman (10%), E. M. (Supporting), Olson (10%), R. L. (Supporting), Nite (10%), C. (Supporting), "Does Daily Supplementation with Glutathione Alter Immunity, upper respiratory tract infection, and oxidative stress in individuals training for a half marathon?," Sponsored by Kyowa Hakko Bio LLC, International, $290500. (March 1, 2018December 31, 2022).
Nite, K. C. (Principal), "Incremental Change as an Institutional Maintenance Strategy: A Histiography of the NCAA's Changes in Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics," Sponsored by North American Society for Sports Management, $1700.00. (May 01, 2015June 30, 2016).
Nite, K. C. (Principal), Hutchinson, M. (Principal), Bouchet, A. (Co-Principal), "Toward Predicting Escalation of Commitment in Intercollegiate Athletics: Normalizing Determinants in Athletic Departments," Sponsored by North American Society of Sport Management, Private, $3059. (September 1, 2012June 2013).

Intellectual Contributions in Submission

Journal Article
Nite, K. C., Ige, A., Washington, M. The evolving institutional work of the National Collegiate Athletic Association to maintain dominance in a fragmented field. 40.
Huml, M. R., Nite, K. C. Are athletes addicted to their identity? The development and validation of the Athletic Identity Addiction (AIA) scale.. Journal of Sport Management.
Cohen, A., Nite, K. C., Plunkett, K. Assessing experiential learning with a critical lens. Teaching in Higher Education.

Service

University Service

Program Coordinator, RESM Graduate Program. (March 2017 – Present).

Committee Member, Sport Management Search Committee. (October 2014 – Present).

Other, Department of HESS. (January 1, 2014 – Present).

Committee Member, RESM Search Committee. (January 2017May 2017).

University Senate Service, Faculty Senate. (August 2014May 2016).

Committee Member, Sport Management Search Committee. (January 2015December 2015).

Committee Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. (January 1, 2014July 2014).

Faculty Advisor, CSRI Case Competition. (March 1, 2014April 26, 2014).

Other, 13th Annual Poster Competition. (March 2014March 2014).

Other, 14th Annual Graduate Research Competition. (March 2014March 2014).

Other, 13th Annual Poster Competition. (March 7, 2014March 7, 2014).

Committee Member, HESS Department Chair Search Committee. (September 1, 2013December 1, 2013).

Committee Member, Exercise Physiology Search Committee. (April 25, 2013May 25, 2013).

Faculty Advisor, CSRI Case Competition. (January 1, 2013April 17, 2013).

Conference-Related, 12th Annual Poster Competition. (March 31, 2013March 31, 2013).

Committee Member, Sport Management Faculty Search Committee. (August 2012March 2013).

Professional Service

Editorial Review Board Member, International Journal of Exercise Science. (January 2017 – Present).

Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Amateur Sport. (June 1, 2014 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Sport Management. (January 2017December 2017).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Business Research. (January 2017May 2017).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Sport and Entertainment Review. (January 2017May 2017).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Applied Sport Management. (June 1, 2014June 15, 2014).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Sport Management. (February 1, 2014February 28, 2014).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Intercollegiate Sport. (January 2013December 2013).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, North American Society of Sport Management (NASSM). (November 2012December 2012).

Reviewer, Journal Article, International Journal of Revenue Management. (October 2012November 2012).