Sport Management Faculty

Bonnie Berger

Bonnie Berger, Ed.D.

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-6911
Address: 226 Eppler Center

B.S., Wittenberg University
M.A., Columbia University
Ed.D. Columbia University

Research Interests:
Influence of physical activity on mood enhancement; Specific exercise characteristics that maximize the psychological benefits of participation; Use of physical activity for stress management; Factors influencing exercise initiation, adoption, and adherence; Barriers to physical activity; Physical activity behaviors in obese populations; Enhancing flow states in sport and exercise.

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Exercise Psychology; Sport psychology; Lifetime fitness and psychological well-being; Research Methods

Graduate: Exercise Psychology; Research and Practice; Research Methods; Sport Psychology; Current Issues in Sport Psychology

Sungho Cho

Sungho Cho JD, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-6902
Address: 225 Eppler Center

J.D. Arizona State University
Ph.D. University of Connecticut
M.A. University of Connecticut
B.S. Seoul National University  

Attorney at Law, New York and Connecticut

Research Interests:
Use of social science evidence in trademarks litigation
Multivariate analysis of antitrust jurisprudence
Regulatory dynamics in sport industry

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Introduction to Research, Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation

Graduate: Legal Aspects of HMSL

Vikki Krane

Vikki Krane, Ph.D.

Position: Professor / Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-7233
Address: 230 Eppler Center

B.A., Denison University
M.S., University of Arizona
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research Interests:

Feminist sport psychology
Gender, sexuality & sport

Courses Taught:
Social Psychology of Sport; Applied Sport Psychology; Sport and Gender; Women's Studies; Qualitative Research; Research Methods



Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-2879
Address: 228 Eppler Center

Ph.D. Florida State University
M.A., Seoul National University
B.S., Seoul National University

Research Interests:
Sport & Service Marketing; Sport Branding-Brand Management in Sport Organizations
Financial Management in the Sport Industry
Research Methods and Statistics

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Managing Revenues and Expenditure in Sport Enterprise (Sport Finance)
Marketing Strategies in Sport and Leisure Services (Sport Marketing)



Heather Muir, Ph.D.

Position: Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-7230
Address: 227 Eppler Center

B.A., Augsburg College
M.A., University of Minnesota
M.A., University of Wisconsin
M.A., Minnesota State University
Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado

Research Interests:
Sports media analysis; Fan identification/motives; Marketing; Women's sports

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Introduction to Sport Management; Introduction to Research in HMSLS; History and Philosophy of Sport; Sport and Event Promotion; Sport and Public Assembly Facilities



Amanda Paule-Koba, Ph.D.

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-7229
Address: 232 Eppler Center

Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.S., Miami University
B.S., Miami University

Research Interests
Issues in Intercollegiate Sport, Title IX/Gender Equity, Academic Clustering, Recruiting in College Athletics

Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Sport and Event Management, Sport and Gender, Sport and Public Assembly Facilities

Graduate: Critically Evaluating Contemporary Issues in HMSL, Sport in Higher Education

Twitter: @APK_PhD


Ray Schneider, Ph.D.

Position: Professor / Interim School Director
Phone: 419-372-7234
Address: 117 Eppler Center

B.S., Central Michigan University
M.S., Central Michigan University
Ph.D., Florida State University

Research Interests:
Intercollegiate Athletics and Sport Memorabilia

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Sport and Event Promotion; Sport and Event Management; Sport and Public Assembly Facilities

Graduate: Administrative Processes of Intercollegiate Athletics; Athletic and Recreation Facility Planning and Management; Issues in HMSL

Nancy Spencer

Nancy Spencer, Ph.D.

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372- 6927
Address: 233 Eppler Center

B.A., Trinity University
M.A., Kent State University
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Research Interests:
Sociocultural Aspects of Sport; Making of Celebrity in Professional Tennis

Courses Taught: 
Undergraduate: History & Philosophy of Sport; Sport & Gender; Sport and Socialization

Graduate: Sport & Society; Interpretive Processes of Qualitative Research



David Tobar, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor / Program Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-6914
Address: 229 Eppler Center

B.S., California State University, San Bernardino
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests:
Psychological changes associated with physical activity with an emphasis on overtraining; The role of personality in sport and exercise

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Foundations of Sport Psychology; Psychological Aspects of Exercise and Fitness; Introduction to Research in HMSLS

Graduate: Social Psychology of Sport; Interpretation of Quantitative Research in HMSLS