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Erianne Weight
Associate Professor
Coordinator: Graduate Sport Administration Program
Co-Director, Center for Research in Intercollegiate Athletics

Department of Exercise and Sport Science
203A Woollen Gym, CB# 8605
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Twitter:  @ErianneWeight



Erianne Weight, PhD – Associate Professor

Dr. Erianne A. Weight is an Associate Professor of Sport Administration. Her research is directed by a vision to increase opportunities for athletic participation and education.  This effort has thus far been focused on examining the financial, educational, and administrative impacts and opportunities for growth within intercollegiate athletics.  She is currently the director of the Center for Research in Intercollegiate Athletics and a research consultant for Collegiate Sports Associates.  She also currently serves as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Management and recently completed service on the UNC faculty executive board. She earned her Ph.D. in Sport Marketing and Management from Indiana University, and her Master of Business Administration and Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Utah where she also competed as a heptathlete and served as a graduate assistant coach.  The courses she loves to teach include intercollegiate athletic administration, strategic management, sport finance, and research methods.  She is married to Matt Weight, a model, corporate recruiter, commercial pilot and former University of Illinois wrestler and has two daughters – Aleah & Lillian.  She enjoys spending time with her family and participating in just about any type of athletic endeavor.


Ph.D. Sport Marketing & Management: Indiana University
M.B.A. Emphasis Entrepreneurship: University of Utah
B.S. Exercise & Sport Science: University of Utah


Course Specialization

EXSS 740: Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics
EXSS 705: Applied Statistics & Research Methods Laboratory
EXSS 493: Field Experience in Sport Administration
EXSS 324: Finance & Economics of Sport


Editorship & Review Board Membership

The Journal of Applied Sport Management – Managing Editor (2019 – 2021) Associate Editor (2016-2018), Review Board (2013-2016)
Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (2016 – present)
Journal of Higher Education Athletics & Innovation (2015 – present)
Case Studies in Sport Management (2011 – present)



The University of California – Berkeley
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
The University of South Dakota Athletics Department
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Athletics Department
The University of Central Florida Athletics Department
Marquette University Athletics Department
The University of Delaware
Iona College Athletics Department
Kent State University Athletics Department
The University of Pennsylvania Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics
The University of New Mexico Department of Athletics
Fresno State University
Santa Clara University
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bowling Green State University
The Center for Human Toxicology


Professional Associations

North American Society for Sport Management (2006 – present)

  • Executive board membership (2011-2013)

Applied Sport Management Association (2016 – present)

  • Executive board membership (2016 – present)

University of North Carolina Faculty Council (2014 – present)

  • Executive board membership (2014 – present)

Sport Marketing Association (2009 – 2012)


In the News (2015-2017)

The future of the student-athlete experience presented for the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) conference (May, 2017).

Commentary about the corporate influence on campus featured in Portland Business Journal Article (March, 2017)

CRIA Intercollegiate Multimedia Rights Agreement Report Released (March, 2017)

Weight explored the role of faculty in facilitating micro-changes within intercollegiate athletics for the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (Saturday, Feb 18, 2017)

CRIA Board of Advisors meeting (October, 2015)

Time to embrace the art and science of college sports article released in the Chronicle of Higher Education   (March, 2015)

Knight Commission releases Weight’s research studying interest in alternative Division I competition models (January, 2015)

“Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics” textbook published (January, 2015)

Cost of attendance, the Power Five Conferences, and the State of Intercollegiate Athletics discussed on  Rick Horrow’s national Yahoo Radio Show, 120 affiliate radio stations, 2 Sirius/XM channels (January, 2015)