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Stavros Triantafyllidis


Stavros was born and raised in Athens, Greece, where he lives. He completed his Ph.D. in Sport Management, emphasizing environmental sustainability and sport events from the University of Florida. Also, he has served as the coordinator of the Sport Management programs and was an Assistant Professor in a tenure-track position at The Citadel. In addition, Stavros has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also holds a Master of Science in Sport Administration from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Aegean (Greece).

His research focuses on Sport and Sustainable Development. He is the editor of the textbook Sport and Sustainable Development: An Introduction. Specifically, Stavros investigates how sport can be an effective platform for sustainable development interventions at the personal, social, and environmental levels. In addition, his research also explores how the sport world can become more sustainable in terms of its operations, such as events and transportation.

Stavros is a former Professional Volleyball and Beach Volleyball athlete. He is actively involved with community development projects such as sport camps and sport events for all ages. 

Stavros founded an educational platform, “We are Guarding Earth through Sport (We Are GETS),” encouraging people and organizations to engage more actively in sport and environmental initiatives to cultivate more sustainable behaviors and culture. Overall, Stavros’s vision is to inspire people to cultivate an active and sustainable lifestyle.

Recently, Stavros started the Triantafyllidis Sport Academy e-learning platform that offers graduate certificates in sport management and sport coaching. Also, Triantafyllidis Sport Academy provides a series of seminars (on-site) and webinars focusing on contextual aspects of the sport business industry. Attendees of the workshops receive a certificate of attendance from certified faculty, institutions, and experts from the sport industry. Examples of the workshop topics that Triantafyllidis Sport Academy offers include but are not limited to sport event management, marketing, and sponsorship, with applications of sustainability initiatives towards the development, design, planning, execution, completion, and assessment of the events.


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