Springer is a fourth-year student in the Sport Management Ph.D. program. Prior to beginning his doctoral work at Texas A&M, he received a Masters of Education from Oklahoma State University in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on College Student Development. He spent 4 years working in student activities and another 4 working as an undergraduate academic advisor for the Sport Management program at Texas A&M.
His research examines the nexus of sport and individual development in higher education through various developmental and organizational frameworks to construct a better contextual understanding of formal sport environments, focusing especially on their philosophical and structural characteristics. It is his goal to contribute to the conversation both in higher education and in sport management about how to effectively leverage and deliver sport within higher education.