Assistant Professor


  • Office Hours:

    By appointment
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Assistant Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Organizational Behavior
    • Ethical Decision-Making
    • Whistleblowing
    • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Department:

    • Sociology
  • Education:

    • Ph.D. - Texas A&M University
    • M.S. - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • B.S. - Temple University


Dr. Andrew Goldsmith received his Bachelor’s degree from Temple University in Sport and Recreation Management in 2005, his Master’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Sport Science in 2007, and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in Sport Management in 2015. His primary line of inquiry in the field of sport management has been focused in the area of organizational behavior and ethical decision-making. He has spent a majority of his effort investigating the role of antecedent conditions and cost-benefit analysis towards whistleblowing intention in sport. Through his research he proposed a new conceptual model to better understand the increased prevalence of whistleblowing (e.g., the disclosure by organization members (former and current) of illegal, immoral, or illegitimate practices under the control of their employers, to persons or organizations that may be able to affect action) in sport by determining antecedent conditions that help explain whistleblowing intention. He has published in journals such as Sport Management Review, Leisure Sciences, and International Journal of Sport Management. He is currently serving as the editorial assistant and director of social media for Sport Marketing Quarterly.

In addition, Dr. Goldsmith joined the Walker Research Group, LLC. in 2013 as a Project Manager where he assists as a co-investigator in numerous research consulting projects, funded grant writing, fieldwork, and the development of technical reports. Previously, Dr. Goldsmith worked for the Philadelphia Eagles (publication and web design), Adelphi University (Assistant Director of Recreation, Fitness, and Aquatics), and for multiple YMCAs in various capacities, including head swim coach.