Dr. Matthew Hawzen

Assistant Professor of Sport Administration

Degrees: BS, Towson University; MA, Queen's University; PhD, Florida State University

Courses Taught: Sport & Society; Sport in Social Context; Global Perspectives in Sport; Human Performance & Productivity; Team Development; Sport Marketing & Promotion


Dr. Matthew Hawzen is an Assistant of Sport Administration in the School of Administrative Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Hawzen's research and teaching draw upon critical theory and qualitative approaches to analyze the cultural and political economies of sport and the active body. In addition to having presented at North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) conferences and contributing to book chapters on issues regarding sport and physical culture, Dr. Hawzen's research has been featured in academic journals including the Sociology of Sport Journal, Journal of Sport & Social Issues, and Sport Management Review.

Selected Publications

Hawzen, M. G., Giardina, M. D., & Newman, J. I. (2019). Sport, Neoliberalism, & Democracy. In J. Maguire, M. Falcous, & K. Liston (Eds.). The Business and Culture of Sports (31-47). USA: Macmillan Reference.

Falcous, M., Hawzen, M. G., & Newman, J. I. (2018). Hyper-Partisan Sports Media in Trump's America: The Metapolitics of Breitbart Sports. Communication & Sport. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167479518801557

McLeod, C. M., Holden, J., Hawzen, M. G., & Chahardovali, T. (2018). Do Influxes of Atypical Labor Make Sport Event Workers Prone to Exploitation? Sport Management Review, 22(4), 527-539.

Hawzen, M. G., McCleod, C. M., Holden, J., & Newman, J. I. (2018). Cruel Optimism in Sport Management: Fans, Affective Labor, and the Political Economy of Internships in the Sports Industry. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 42(3), 184-204.

Hawzen, M. G., & Newman, J. I. (2017). The Gospel According to Tim Tebow: Sporting Celebrity, Whiteness, and the Cultural Politics of Christian Fundamentalism in America. Sociology of Sport Journal, 34(1), 12-24.