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Matt Lovett
Assistant Professor
School of Health Professions
Brwn 122
318-342-1315
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Matt Lovett, PhD
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

Education

Ph D

2011, Physical Education, Sports and Exercise Science
University of New MExico

MBA

2005, Busines Administration
University of Louisiana at Monroe

BS

1997, Education
LSU-Shreveport

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Matt Lovett is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at ULM. Born and raised in north Louisiana, he returned to his alma mater and joined the faculty in the Kinesiology Department in 2012 to help launch the Master's in Sport Management program. 

Dr. Lovett graduated LSU-Shreveport with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. He taught elementary math and science in Texas before coming to ULM to get hsi MBA. After completing the MBA, he had a career in investments and as a small business owner in Monroe. In 2005, he sold his business and began his PhD in Sport Administration at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He worked as a GA for two years before returning to the classroom to teach middle school Language Arts while finishing his doctoral coursework. 

After completing his PhD, Dr. Lovett taught at both UMHB in Belton, TX as well as Auburn-Montgomery before returning to ULM. Dr. Lovett resides in Calhoun, LA with his wife Dr. Myra Lovett, the Associate Director of the Department of Education at ULM. He enjoys lazy days watching college and pro sports and playing golf whis 11 year old son, Silas. 

Research Interests

Dr. Lovett's research interests include:

  • sports fans' levels of involvement with sport teams 
  • sport sponsorship effectiveness
  • various issues related to youth sport participation motives (parents and kids)

Awards & Honors

May 2014 Oustanding Community partner Award.

May 2011 2011 Doctoral Graduate of the Year.

Courses Taught

EXSC 5003GOV ETHICS SP FIT REC, 3 course(s)

EXSC 5014SPORT, FITNESS, RECREATION LAW, 3 course(s)

EXSC 5015SPORT SAFETY & RISK, 1 course(s)

EXSC 5018SPORT FITNESS RECREAT FINANCE, 1 course(s)

EXSC 5020FACILITIES MANAGEMENT, 3 course(s)

EXSC 5022SPORT FIT RECR MARKET PB REL, 4 course(s)

KINS 2011INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY, 5 course(s)

KINS 3008FIT/SPORT FACILITY MGMT, 4 course(s)

KINS 3034METH & MATERIALS IN PHY ED, 3 course(s)

KINS 3042MARKETING IN FASI, 4 course(s)

KINS 3065FITNESS, 1 course(s)

KINS 4003TESTS & MEASUREMENTS PHY ED, 1 course(s)

KINS 4008PHY ACTIVITY STU SPECIAL NEEDS, 11 course(s)

KINS 4022FINANCE IN FASI, 1 course(s)