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Tolga Ozyurtcu, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also serves as Undergraduate Coordinator for the department. Ozyurtcu holds a B.A. in Political Science from Haverford College, a M.Sc. in Sport Management from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Sport Studies, also from UT-Austin. He teaches in the areas of Sport Management and Physical Culture and Sport Studies, including classes in the management of sport organizations and the historical and philosophical aspects of sport and physical activity.

Ozyurtcu’s research interests include sport development, sporting subcultures, sport and cultural geography, and physical culture history. He has published his research in the Journal of Sport History, the International Journal of the History of Sport, and the Sport and Entertainment Review.

Ozyurtcu has presented his work to the North American Society for Sport History, International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, the North American Society for Sport Management, the American Culture Association, and the Society for the History of Technology. He is currently a member of the Executive Council of the North American Society for Sport History and co-editor in chief of Iron Game History: The Journal of Physical Culture. He writes online on the business and culture of sports at