Heidi Nordstrom, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sport & Physical Education; Program Director, M.A. in Sport & Athletic Administration

Dr. Nordstrom has taught at Gonzaga University for four years. She teaches in the undergraduate Sport Management and graduate Sport and Athletic Administration Program. Dr. Nordstrom focuses on creating meaningful classroom experiences by centering on...

Dr. Heidi Nordstrom

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Sport Administration, University of New Mexico

M.Ed., K-8 Teaching Certificate, University of Washington-Tacoma

B.S., Recreation Management, Central Washington University

Courses Taught

EDPE 190: Foundations of Health, Sport and Physical Education

EDPE 340: Psychological/Sociological Aspects of Sport

EDPE 501: Sport Media and Communications

EDPE 525: Sport in the Social Context

EDPE 571: Sport and Athletic Finance

EDPE 696: Internship in Sport and Athletics

EDPE 613: Administration in Sport and Athletics


Dr. Nordstrom has taught at Gonzaga University for four years. She teaches in the undergraduate Sport Management and graduate Sport and Athletic Administration Program. Dr. Nordstrom focuses on creating meaningful classroom experiences by centering on student learning, which allows the students to integrate their own individual experiences. She challenges the students to think critically, to analyze current issues, and to improve their communication skills. She invites in guest speakers from various sport vocations and provides the students an opportunity to work on practical projects, for example: Goal Setting Plan, Personal Leadership Analysis, Facility Review, Sport Media and Communications plan, and mock interviews and career planning.

Articles

Nordstrom, H., Warner, S., and Barnes, J. (2015). Behind the stripes: Female football officials’ experiences. International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 15(3/4/5), 259-279.

Chapters

Nordstrom, H. (2017). Working in a male-dominated sport profession: Female football official. In A. N. Milner & J. H. Braddock II (Eds.), Women in sport: Breaking barriers, facing obstacles (2017). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Nordstrom, H. (2013). Case study: Seattle Sounders FC: Successful marketing of an MLS expansion team. In E. Schwarz, J. Hunter, & A. LaFleur, Advanced Theory and Practice in Sport Marketing, New York, NY: Routledge-Taylor & Francis Group.

Research Interests:

  • Gender equity in sport
  • Sport officiating
  • Fan experience and motivation
  • Leadership in sport organizations
  • Sport psychology
  • Online education