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Nicholas Smith

Assistant Teaching Professor

Counseling, Recreation and School Psychology


Office: ZEB 338B

Phone: 305-348-2767

Email: nicholas.smith@fiu.edu

Specialty: Sport Management

Nicholas P. Smith, MA, is an Assistant Teaching Professor and Internship Coordinator of Sport Management in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education in the Department of Counseling, Recreation and School Psychology at Florida International University. He received his Master of Arts from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University, a Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) accredited university. Smith received his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in political science from Louisiana State University. He is currently a Ph.D. Student at Troy University studying Sport Management in the Sorrell College of Business.

Smith’s research has been focused on the impact of sport terrorism on the field of sport management. His research has appeared in the Journal of Sport Safety and Security and Sport Litigation Alert. Smith also completed his internship at St. John's University Athletics in New York City. Smith currently teaches sports management undergraduate courses, both traditional and online. He comes to FIU with over a decade of experience in various management positions with ASM Global / Caesars Superdome / Smoothie King Center / Champions Square formerly SMG / Mercedes Benz Superdome. Along with teaching at FIU,  Smith volunteers with the Tampa Super Bowl Host Committee, Miami Super Bowl Host Committee, Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee, Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, Sunbelt Conference, and Orange Bowl Committee. Over the years in the field of sport management, Smith has also managed events for New Orleans Baby Cakes, Louisiana State University Athletics, Tulane University Athletics, University of New Orleans Athletics, and Landmark Event Staffing Services.

Research Areas

  • Sport Terrorism
  • Sport Security
  • Sport Volunteerism in Mega Events
  • E-Sports

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
  • LEI 4940: Internship I
  • LEI 4941: Internship II
  • LEI 4438: Recreational Sports 
  • LEI 3001: Introduction to Recreation and Sport Management

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Smith, N., Bowers, A., Naquin, M., Gillian, W. (2017). 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 (1), 1-13. (online).

Smith, N., Bowers, A., Naquin, M., Gillian, W. (2016). An analysis of the influence of the Boston Marathon bombing at a Big East conference university. LAPHERD Journal: 79 (2). (online).

Editor-Reviewed Publications

Smith, N. P. , & Carroll, M. S. (2020). Major League Baseball wants ticket lawsuit thrown out of the game. Professional Sports and the Law, 11 (4), (online).

Smith, N. P., & Carroll, M. S. (2020). Major League Baseball wants ticket lawsuit thrown out of the game. Sport Litigation Alert, 17(19), (online).

Book Chapter

Smith, N. (2020) “Persistency Pays Off”- In G. Fried & M. Kastel (Eds.), Managing Sport Facilities, 4th edition, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. 

Education

  • PhD in Sport Management, Troy University (Anticipated 2024)
  • MA in Kinesiology with emphasis in Sport Management, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • BA in Political Science, Louisiana State University