Sean Phelps, PhD, teaches various sports management courses at CMU. He spent eight years in New Zealand teaching sport management courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels while at the Auckland University of Technology. His broad research is in sports governance with a particular interest in organizational theory, and event management as it applies to National Governing Bodies and International Federations.
Finally, Phelps has extensive practitioner experience in sports, having worked for USA Triathlon, Big Sky State Games, Sunshine State Games, Florida Senior Games, Montana Special Olympics and the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. While in NZ, he was an age group team manager for the 2011 Kiwi team in Beijing as well as the 2012 team in Auckland. His passion is the sport of triathlon and he has been competing himself since 1982.