Kirsty Spence, PhD
  • PhD, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
  • MHK, University of Windsor
  • BEd, Faculty of Education, University of Toronto
  • Post-Diploma, Sport Administration, Durham College
  • BPE, McMaster University

ESLS 669 – Strategic Leadership

Dr. Spence’s research interests revolve around leadership development and international sport for development topics. Dr. Spence’s research has appeared in such journals as:

  • The Journal of Integral Theory & Practice
  • Sport Management Review
  • Journal of Management Education

Dr. Spence has been a guest reviewer for the Journal of Sport Management, Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, and Journal of Management Inquiry, among others.

  • Brock University, Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Sport Management (2004-present)
  • Certified Professional Integral Coach™  with Integral Coaching Canada
  • Organizational consulting (guest service/leadership training), Hamilton TigerCats and BC Place Stadium (2010-2012)
  • Facilitator, Department of Sport Management Internship Program (2005-2008)
  • Facilitator, Instructional Skills Workshop, Brock University

Other courses developed and taught:

  • Leadership in Sport Management
  • Understanding Canadian Sport Industry Sectors
  • International Sport for Development Field Experience (Lima, Peru)
  • Organizational Behaviour and Leadership (graduate Level)
  • Introduction to Sport Management


  • New Educator Award, Organizational Behaviour Teaching Society (OBTS), 2009

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