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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management


Faculty and Staff

Haylee Uecker Mercado, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor / Sport and Entertainment
Department: Department of Sport and Entertainment Management
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
E-mail: mercadoh@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-7087
Fax: 803-777-8788
Office:

Carolina Coliseum, Room 2026-G

Haylee Uecker Mercado, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Background

Ph.D., Florida State University
M.S., Old Dominion University
B.S., Minnesota State University Moorhead

A native of North Dakota, Haylee Uecker Mercado received her Bachelor's in Elementary Education and Coaching from Minnesota State University Moorhead, her M.S. in Sport Management from Old Dominion University and Ph.D (2008) from Florida State University. Prior to getting her Ph.D., Haylee worked for the athletic department at Old Dominion University as the director of promotions during the construction and opening of the Ted Constant Convocation Center, during which time she was a finalist for Employee of the Year.

Dr. Mercado teaches undergraduate courses in sport event management, sport facility management, managing part-time employees and facility operations. Haylee's research interests and activities lie in the areas of facility sustainability (design, Green practices, and corporate social responsibility) and on the Hispanic or Latino Culture; in particular, marketing of sport to the various Hispanic subcultures based on both generation and acculturation levels. This includes socialization into and through sport, motives for attending sporting events, sport values, and levels of sport and team attachment. Her research has been presented at conferences including the Sport Marketing Association, IAVM and NASSM, and EASM. In 2009, Haylee was the only academic named to the IAAM Sustainability Committee. Dr. Mercado was named the 2015 Dean Harry Varney Teacher of the Year.

Research interests

Facility sustainability (design, Green practices and corporate social responsibility) 
Hispanic marketing

Selected publications

Walker, M.B., and Mercado, H.U. (2015). "Environmentally responsible value orientations: Perspectives from public assembly facility managers." Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Management. Published online April 2015.

Walker, M.B., and Mercado, H.U. (2015). "The resource-worthiness of environmental responsibility: A resource-based perspective." Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Management, 22, 208-221.

Sirakaya-Turk, E., Baloglu, S., and Mercado, H.U. (2014). "The efficacy of sustainability values in predicting travelers’ choices for sustainable hospitality businesses." Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 55(1), 115-126.

Mercado, H.U. and Grady, J. (2012). "The ongoing fight for the Fighting Sioux." Sport Marketing Quarterly, 21(2), 115-118.

Mercado, H.U. and Walker, M. (2012). "The value of environmental social responsibility to facility managers: Revealing the perceptions and motives for adopting ESR." Journal of Business Ethics, 110 (3), 269-283.

Teaching

SPTE 110 - Sport and Entertainment in American Life
SPTE 435 - Facility Management
SPTE 444 - Event Management
SPTE 590 - Managing Part-time Employees
SPTE 780 - Facility Operations and Procedures

Professional affiliations

North American Society for Sport Management
International Association of Venue Managers