ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF INSTRUCTION IN SPORT MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
Dr. Matt Bowers is an Associate Professor of Instruction in Sport Management at the University of Texas at Austin. He studies youth development in and through sports and has published research studies related to the impact of sport participation on creativity and the value of sandlot/unstructured sports for children. His work has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Wired, The Atlantic, and Wall Street Journal, SXSW, and the Aspen Institute’s Sport for All, Play For Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game. He is an advisory board member and one of the co-lead researchers for the Aspen Institute’s Healthy Sport Index project, an advisory board member for the Aspen Institute’s Reimagining School Sports project, and a member of the Science Board for the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.