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Academic Director and Associate Professor in Sport Management, University of Delaware

Dr. Brianna Newland is the Academic Director of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor in the Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport at New York University.

Her research explores the overlap between sport governance, the future patterns of sport delivery, and development of sport. This includes research on: how sport organizations sustain their future by attracting and nurturing participation –both elite and mass participation; what fosters/hinders adult participation in sport and how our sport delivery systems might be modified to foster growth; how key stakeholders impact the development and delivery of sport; and how sport events can be leveraged to develop sport and community, especially at the grassroots level.

Dr. Newland was previously a research associate at the Institute for Sport, Exercise & Active Living and a lecturer in Event Management in the College of Business at Victoria University in Melbourne, VIC Australia. She also worked previously as an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware and Lecturer in Sport Management in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at the University of Texas - Austin. She has a doctorate in Sport Management, and a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Sciences.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Event Management, Victoria University