Phillip Blosser, Ph.D.

Dr. Phil Blosser

Associate Professor
Liberty University
Department of Sport Management
TE 127F
Lynchburg, VA 24502

 (434) 582-2629

 (434) 582-3824

 pblosser@liberty.edu

Education

Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
M.S., Baylor University, Waco, Texas
B.S., Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.


Courses Taught

SMGT 200 Introduction to Sport Management
SMGT 302 Sport Facilities and Events
SMGT 310 Communication in Sport
SMGT 312 Sport Ministry
SMGT 497 Special Topics
SMGT 504 Foundations of Sport Ministry
SMGT 631 Sport Event and Facility Management
 


Educational Experience

Dr. Phillip Blosser joined the Sport Management faculty at Liberty as an assistant professor in 2002 and was promoted to associate professor in 2010. While teaching undergraduate classes at Liberty, Blosser was pursuing his Ph.D. with an emphasis in sport tourism, hallmark/mega event tourism, host community perceptions and tourism/sports event impacts. He completed his Ph.D. in 2009. In his research in the area of sport tourism and mega event tourism, Blosser has placed a lot of focus on the Olympic Games. In 2007, Blosser was given an honorary award for his presentation at the 2nd World Congress of Sport Management in Sparta, Greece. He has also submitted research to a number of established congresses and conferences, such as the Euro CHRIE Congress in Thessaloniki, Greece and the ATLAS International Conference in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. 
While at Liberty, Blosser developed the undergraduate Sport Ministry class, and he had the opportunity to develop and teach the first graduate class offered by the Department of Sport Management when the graduate program was launched in Spring of 2010. Blosser has served on the Liberty University Facility Use Committee as the committee chair from 2009-2010, and as a representative from 2007-2008. He has also served as a representative on the Faculty Senate Athletics Committee at Liberty.
 

Blosser's research interests include sport tourism, event impacts and sport ministry. 


Sport Industry Experience

Blosser is interested in the “behind-the-scenes” aspects of sport. Before returning to Liberty University’s Department of Sport Management, he spent a number of years in marketing/promotions, sales and customer/client relations both in and outside of the sport industry. He has served in the marketing/promotions and ticketing sales areas with the Colorado State University Athletics Department. He also received experience in sponsor and media relations while interning with Triple Crown Sports, and he has volunteered with Special Olympics and other local sporting events. While working on his master’s degree, Blosser taught undergraduate activities classes as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Baylor University in Waco, Texas. 


Personal

Blosser was born in Iowa but was raised in Fort Collins, Colo. One of six children, Blosser and four of his siblings received their undergraduate degrees from Liberty University. In 1991, Blosser graduated from Liberty as part of the first four graduating seniors to come out of the Sport Management Department. After completing his M.S. in Sport Management within the Health, Human Performance and Recreation Department at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Blosser worked in media and marketing and in 2002, returned to the Liberty University Department of Sport Management as an assistant professor. 

Blosser currently resides in the Boonsboro area with his wife, Andrea, and his three children, Claire, Grace and Jacob. Blosser enjoys spending time with his family and often volunteers in his children’s classrooms. Being from Colorado, Dr. Blosser is an avid fan of the Broncos, Avalanche and Rockies. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, reading, stamp collecting, woodworking, skiing and fishing. Blosser is passionate about seeing students grow both academically and spiritually while at Liberty.
 

Personal Statement and Favorite Scripture Verses

"Liberty University is a special place to me. My years as an undergraduate student at Liberty were some of the most meaningful in my life because of the spiritual decisions and the personal growth that I experienced here. As a student, I felt God leading me into the Sport Management program when it was first introduced, and I feel so blessed that God brought me back to Liberty to teach Sport Management."  

Favorite Scripture Verse:

  • "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting" - Psalm 139:23-24.