Our Graduate Students

Both Dr. Hunt and Dr. Todd expect their students to be actively engaged in research while in the Interdisciplinary Sport Studies Program and view research as a collaborative forum for learning and the dissemination of new knowledge. In addition to the preparation of dissertations, articles for scholarly journals, and other traditional forms of scholarship, graduate students often also assist with other Stark Center research initiatives. For example, Dominic Morais and master’s student Jenna Galloway played a leading role in creating the research-based, Longhorn Power website—a history of strength coaching at the University of Texas. The digital exhibition can be viewed at the Stark Center Website.

Dr. Hunt is currently directing a group of graduate students who work with the 1968 U.S. Olympic Team Oral History Project. These graduate students are conducting oral history interviews with members of the 1968 team and are then transcribing the interviews and making them available to researchers via the Institute for Olympic Studies website.

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Kendrea Austin

Education

B.S., Sports Medicine, University of Virginia
M.P.H., Health Education, University of South Florida

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Y. Andrew Hao

Education

LL.B., International Politics, Fudan University, Shanghai, CN
M.S., Kinesiology, The University of Texas at Austin

Alec S. Hurley

Education

M.A., Sport Management, Washington State University
M.A., World History, Villanova University
B.A., Broadcast Communications & History, Marquette University

Tanya Jones

Education

M.S., Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton
B.S., Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton

Ciera Jones

Education

B.S., Biology, George Mason University 
M.S., Exercise Science, George Washington University 

Jessica Luther

Education

B.A., Classical Civilizations/Greek/Latin, University of Florida
M.A., Latin Literature, The University of Texas at Austin

Ryan Murtha

Education

B.A., History/Economics, Villanova University
M.S., Kinesiology, The University of Texas at Austin

Mickey Phillips, MBA, MEd, CSCS, TSAC-F

Education

Civilian

Graduate Certificate: Homeland Defense, The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO
Graduate Certificate: Advanced International Affairs, Texas A&M University at College Station 
M.B.A, The University of Texas at Arlington
M.Ed. in Kinesiology, The University of Texas at Austin
B.S. in Kinesiology, The University of Texas at Austin

Military

The United States Joint Forces Staff College at Norfolk, VA  
Graduate Certificate: Joint Professional Military Education- Phase II
Research Project on U.S. Arctic Area Policy
The United States Naval War College at Newport, RI
Graduate Certificate: Joint Professional Military Education- Phase I
The United States Naval Post Graduate School at Monterey, CA
Graduate Certificate: Aviation Safety and Mishap Investigation

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Sam Schelfhout

Education

B.A., Political Science/Economics, University of Portland
M.S., Sport Management, The University of Texas at Austin