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Nicholas Smith

Title: Instructor

Office: ZEB 338B

Phone: 305-348-3418

Email: nicholas.smith@fiu.edu

Specialty: Sport Management

Education: MA in Kinesiology with emphasis in Sport Management, Southeastern Louisiana University; BA in Political Science, Louisiana State University

Department(s): Leadership and Professional Studies

Nicholas P. Smith is an Instructor of Sport Management in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education in the Department of Professional and Leadership Studies at Florida International University. He received his Master's of Arts from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University. Mr. Smith's research examines the impact of sport terrorism on the field of sport management. His research has appeared in the Journal of Sport Safety and Security. Mr. Smith teaches undergraduate courses, both traditional and online. Mr. Smith has held management positions with SMG / Mercedes Benz Superdome / Smoothie King Center / Champions Square for over a decade. Mr. Smith also comes to FIU with experience from managing events for Louisiana State University, Tulane University, University of New Orleans Athletics, New Orleans Babycakes and Landmark Event Staffing Services. Mr. Smith also completed his internship at St John's University Athletics in New York, New York.

Selected Publications

Smith, N., Bowers, A., Naquin, M., Gillian, W. “An Analysis of the Influence of the Boston Marathon Bombing at a Big East Conference University” LAPHERD Journal: 79, No 2. Published online May 1, 2016.

Smith, N., Bowers, A., Naquin, M., Gillian, W. “An Analysis of the Influence of the Boston Marathon Bombing on Sport Venue Management in the Gulf Coast States.” Journal of Sport Safety and Security: 2, No 1. Published online July 2017.

Classes Taught

  • LEI 3800: Liability in Law in Leisure, Recreation and Sports
  • LEI 3402 : Program Development in Recreation and Sports
  • LEI 3524: Human Resource Management in Parks and Management