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Courtney Flowers

Courtney Flowers

Assistant Professor
Sports Management
H&PE 151

Graduate Admissions Counselor
Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas Southern University (TSU)

Phone: 713-313-7934

Professional Biography
Dr. Courtney L. Flowers is currently an Assistant Professor of Sport Management and the Graduate Admissions Counselor in the Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas Southern University (TSU). Prior to her employment at TSU, Dr. Flowers served as an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at the University of West Georgia and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Department of Kinesiology, Sport, and Leisure Studies at Grambling State University. Athletically, Dr. Flowers has served as a Senior Academic Advisor, Tutor & Mentor Advisor, & Life Skills CHAMPS coordinator for the athletic department at the University of New Mexico. In addition, she also served as an intern for the Southwestern Athletic conference. As an advocate for Black women in golf, Dr. Flowers competed during her undergraduate years on the Mississippi Valley State University women’s golf team. In addition, she worked for The First Tee, The United States Golf Association (USGA), and the National Minority Golf Foundation (NMGF).

During her tenure at the NMGF, Dr. Flowers assisted with the development of numerous junior golf program leadership seminars, served as a team member for LPGA, PGA, and Senior PGA championship events, collaborated with The Bill Dickey Scholarship Association (formerly the National Minority Junior Golf Scholarship) as well as had the privilege to work under the tutelage of two pioneers in the golf world; Barbara A. Douglas the first African American women to serve as chairman of the USGA Women’s Committee and Jeff Dunovant, who along with his father Harold Dunovant are currently the only African American father and son to hold memberships in the PGA. Dr. Flowers’ research is grounded in exploring the marginalization of Black women in sport. Her scholarship is guided by analyzing Black women in golf, the legal barriers impacting Black women in sport, the impact of HBCU athletics on Black female golfers. Moreover, her interests also lie in exploring courageous conversations about diversity education and online learning at HBCUs.

Her research has been featured in Black College Athletes: The Sporting Life at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Gender Relations in Sport, The Journal of HBCUR + C, Managing School Athletics, Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, and International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education. Dr. Flowers has also presented at numerous national conferences, most recently at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), SHAPE America, and the North American Society for Sport Management. In addition to her service to TSU, she also serves on the Diversity Climate Committee for NASSS, textbook reviewer for Holcomb Hathaway, HBCU-ARC conference committee, and a contributing author for Managing School Athletics journal.

Professional Certificates
Online Teaching Certification from Texas Southern University
Online Teaching Certification from the University of West Georgia
CAPS Risk Management Certification

Courses Taught (Texas Southern University)
SPMT 134 - Sport and Entertainment Management (100+ student enrollment)
SPMT 135 - Sport Marketing & Promotions
SPMT 279 - Sport Program Events & Facility Management (Hybrid, Asynchronous and Synchronous)
SPMT 273 - Managerial Communication & Media Relations in Sport (Hybrid, Asynchronous and Synchronous)
SPMT 333 - Problems in Urban Recreation & Sports (Hybrid, Asynchronous and Synchronous)
SPMT/REC 499 - Sport Management Practicum/ Supervised Internship in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services (Asynchronous)
REC 434 - Management in Recreation Sport and Leisure (Hybrid and Synchronous)

Academic Degrees
Ph.D., University of New Mexico
M.S., Grambling State University
B.S., Mississippi Valley State University

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