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Lindsey Darvin

(She, Her, Hers)
Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Syracuse University

Dr. Lindsey Darvin is an assistant professor of sport management at Syracuse University. She teaches courses on diversity and inclusion, research methods, esport/gaming, intercollegiate sport, sport ethics, and sport sociology. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Sport Management.

Prior to completing her Ph.D., Dr. Darvin worked as a coach and administrator within a variety of sport organizations including the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Her research centers around the themes of sport industry and esports industry gender equity, with a particular focus on seeking to combat the underrepresentation of women leaders and women and girl participants at the intercollegiate and professional levels of sport and esport competition. She is an active researcher, who has presented at national and international conferences and has published in refereed journals across a variety of academic segments in the areas of management, sociology, vocational behavior, organizational behavior, communications, and sustainability science. Her research has been featured across a variety of media platforms including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the NY Daily News, Inside Higher Ed, and SB Nation.

In addition to her research and teaching endeavors, Dr. Darvin currently serves on the Women in Esports Steering Committee with the Pittsburgh Knights, and is a member of the review board for both the Journal of Athlete Development and Experience (JADE) and the Sport Management Education Journal (SMEJ).


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Syracuse University