Stephen Hardy

Stephen Hardy, Ph.D., is Professor and Coordinator of the Sport Studies program at the University of New Hampshire. Prior to UNH, Dr. Hardy coordinated the sport administration graduate program at the University of Washington and chaired the Department of Sport Management at Robert Morris College. These positions gave him valuable experience with the Seattle Seahawks, UW Huskies, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Cavs, and Pittsburgh Pirates, to name a few clubs. In 1987, he helped the Pirates develop, administer, and analyze one of the first machine-readable fan surveys. During his tenure as an assistant commissioner of the Eastern College Athletic Conference, he supervised conference championships in such venues as the Boston Garden and Madison Square Garden.

Professor Hardy is the co-author of Sport Marketing (1993), the author of How Boston Played 1982 and numerous articles and book chapters. His book reviews have appeared in the Boston Globe. His article on early hockey at St. Paul's School will appear soon in the International Journal of the History of Sport. Another on sport and American cities will appear in the Journal of Urban History. Dr. Hardy has been a national faculty member of the American Coaching Effective Program and the Institute for Sports Advancement. He has also been a member of the editorial boards of Sport Marketing Quarterly, Journal of Sport Management, Journal of Sport History, and Quest. In 1996, he assumed the co-editorship of the Sport Marketing Quarterly.

He and his family live in Durham, where they enjoy a range of outdoor activities, including running, cycling, hiking, and Nordic skiing. As a side project, he is completing a novel about college hockey.

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