Sport Management Faculty

Bonnie Berger

Bonnie Berger, Ed.D.

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

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

Research Interests:
Exercise and the quality of life
Mood alteration associated with diverse physical activities and training parameters
Psychological implications of obesity, and the role of exercise in subjective well-being in obese and overweight individuals
Individual and environmental factors that influence the exercise-mood relationship and exercise adherence
Use of exercise for stress management
Factors leading to exercise enjoyment throughout the lifespan

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 JD, Ph.D.

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

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

Attorney at Law, New York and Connecticut

Research Interests:
Sport Trademarks
Sport Industry Analysis
Labor Practices in Sport Industry

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate: Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation; Communication and Professional Development in Sport

Graduate: Legal Aspects of HMSL; Administrative Processes of Intercollegiate Athletics; Governance of Sport Organizations; Marketing Strategies in Spirt and Leisure Services

Vikki Krane

Vikki Krane, Ph.D.

  • Position: Professor of Teaching Excellence
  • Phone: 419-372-7233
  • Email:
  • 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:
Undergraduate: Sport Psychology; Qualitative Research; Research Methods; Gender, Sexuality & Sport

Graduate: Sport Psychology; Qualitative Research; Research Methods; Gender, Sexuality & Sport


J. Lucy Lee, PH.D.

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

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

Graduate: Marketing Strategies in Sport and Leisure Services (Sport Marketing) 


Heather Muir, Ph.D.

  • Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-7230
  • Email:
  • Address: 227 Eppler Center

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

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

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


Amanda Paule-Koba, Ph.D.

  • Position: Professor / Sport Management Program Coordinator
  • Phone: 419-372-7229
  • Email:
  • Address: 232 Eppler Center

B.S., Miami University
M.S., Miami University
Ph.D., Michigan State 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/School of HMSLS Director
  • Phone: 419-372-7595
  • Email:
  • 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


Caitlin Shortridge, M.Ed.

  • Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-7231
  • Email:
  • Address: 231 Eppler South

B.A., Bowling Green State University- Psychology
B.S.Ed., Bowling Green State University- Tourism, Leisure, and Event Planning 
M.Ed., Bowling Green State University- Sport Administration 

Research Interests:
Sport Leadership
LGBTQ+ Inclusivity
Operations Management

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate: Sport Promotion and Sales, Introduction to Esport, Sport Revenues and Expenditures, Sport and Public Assembly Facilities, Introduction to Sport Management


Nancy Spencer, Ph.D.

  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 419-372- 6927
  • Email:
  • 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
  • Phone: 419-372-6914
  • Email:
  • 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

Updated: 12/03/2021 04:03PM