Institute of Interdisciplinary Sport Research

What We Do

The Institute of  Interdisciplinary Sport Research (IISR) is purposed to provide a collaborative learning space for students, faculty, and industry professionals to work together on innovative projects.

Application and Collaboration

The IISR focuses on implementing and supporting research projects, publications symposia, conferences, invitation of visiting scholars and philanthropic missions in the following fields:

Olympism for Humanity and Social Justice

The IISR explores new concerns in human rights, peacebuilding, and sustainable development in accordance with the UN SDGs. We seek to contribute to the existing body of work and mobilize stakeholders to make a positive  impact. 

Serving Veterans as Students

We explore areas in sport that stand to better, support and serve veterans as a student population.

Women in Sport Science and Management

The IISR focuses on research projects, creating opportunities and scholarly activity that support the movement for gender equality in the business of sport. We aspire to groom  the next generation of female trailblazers in sport.

Sport Analytics

We aim to innovate and increase research and scholarly activity around sport analytics. Our  goal is to equip our students with the knowledge they need to thrive in the data driven world of sport.

Legal Issues in Sport

We are dedicated to addressing topics at the intersection of law and sport. Such topics will include but not be limited to: arbitration, activism, doping and risk management.


The IISR aims to explore and contribute to setting industry standards for research around esports.

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Contact the IISR

Robert Romano
St. Augustine Hall
[email protected]
(718) 990 7443

Project Manager:
Janeva Holland
[email protected]