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troy carlton

Troy Carlton – Doctoral Student

About Me

Advisor: Dr. Michael Kanters

Research Interests:
Sport Management
Youth sport development
Community sport and recreation
Shared use agreements
Systematic observation
Physical activity promotion within school environments


Who has been most influential to you?

My beautiful wife Marella for always pushing me to be my best and her unwavering love and encouragement. My two sons, Sawyer and Holden, for their playfulness and joy they bring to my life every day.

Professional Goal

Teach in the university setting. I love being around college students and helping them navigate through their college years and into whatever life stage that lies ahead.

Previous Degrees and Where I Received these Degrees

Master of Science in PRTM – North Carolina State University
Master of Business Administration – California Lutheran University
B.S. in Leisure/Sport Management – Elon University

“Words of Wisdom” for Prospective Students

Understand what your “Why” is when considering graduate school and have a vision for your end goal. Where do you want to be in 3-5 years? Keep this in mind throughout your search for the right program and for the duration of your studies because it can be very challenging at times. Passion and Perseverance are the cornerstones for getting your graduate degree!

My Leisure Interests

Running, biking, hiking and pickup basketball whenever I get the chance. Anything to break a good sweat! I also enjoy quiet time laying in my hammock somewhere in the wilderness and reading a good novel.