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Ridpath, B. David

Associate Professor and Kahandas Nandola Professor of Sports Administration

Sports Administration
CBA 314
740-593-9496
ridpath@ohio.edu

Education

Ed.D. Doctor of Education, Higher Education Administration. West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, 2002. Dissertation Title: “NCAA Division I Student Athlete Characteristics as Indicators of Academic Achievement and Graduation.” Major-Educational Leadership; Minor-Sport Management.

MSA, Masters of Sports Administration and Facility Management, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1995.

BA, Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado – 1990

Research Interests

The study of intercollegiate athletics administration, governance, rules compliance with an emphasis on student athlete academic achievement and graduation rates. Also study the ethics and components of the NCAA legislative, enforcement, and governance process. Also support the Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre and Center for Sports Administration with Sales and Sponsorship Research.

Professional Experience

Associate Professor of Sports Administration, Ohio University and Kahandas Nandola Professor of Sport Management, 2006-Present

Assistant Professor of Sports Management, Mississippi State University, 2004-2006

Director of Judicial Programs. Marshall University, Huntington, WV. Nov. 2001-July 2004

Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance and Student Services. Marshall University, Huntington, WV. 1997-2001

Director of Athletic Compliance/Event and Facilities Manager. Weber State University, Ogden, Utah. 1995-1997

See Curriculum Vitae for additional information

Selected Publications

Ridpath, B., Perceptions of NCAA Division I Athletes on Motivations and Individual Desire Concerning the use of Specialized Academic Support Services in the Era of the Academic Progress Rate. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics. (Winter 2011)

Ridpath, B., Zullo, R. & Gill, N. Gender as an Indicator of Academic Progress and Graduation for NCAA Division I Athletes. Athletic Academic Journal. The National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) Journal. Fall 2009 Issue.

Ridpath, B., Lawrence, H., Yiamouyiannis, A. & Galles, K. Changing Sides: The Failure of the Wrestling Communities Challenges to Title IX and New Strategies for Saving NCAA Sport Teams. The Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, December 2008, Vol. 1, Issue 

Ridpath, B. Can the Faculty Reform Intercollegiate Athletics. The Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Spring 2008.

Ridpath, B., Southall, R. & Nagel, M. New Rules for a New Ballgame: Legislative and Judicial Rationales for Revamping the NCAA’s Enforcement Process. The Entertainment and Sports Law Journal Symposium Issue on College Sports and the Law. Spring 2008.

Ridpath, B, Kiger. J., Mak, J., Eagle, T., & Letter, G. Factors that Influence the Academic Progress and Graduation of NCAA Division I Athletes. Sport Management and Related Topics Journal (SMART) Fall 2007, Volume 4, Issue 1. 

Ridpath, B., College Athlete’s Perception of Coach’s Emphasis on Academic Progress and Graduation. Sport Management and Related Topics Journal (SMART). Fall 2006, Volume 3, Issue 1

Staurowsky, E. & Ridpath, B. The Case for a Minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average for College Athletic Eligibility. (Winter 2005 Symposium Issue). The Journal of Law and Sport. 

Books and Book Chapters

Ridpath, B. in Lawrence, H. J. & Wells, M. (2009). Event Management Blueprint: Creating and Managing Successful Sports Events; Chapter 4-Contracts. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

Lee, J.W., Polite, F.G., Waller, S., & Ridpath, B.D. (under contract). Human Rights, Social Issues, and Personal Freedoms in Sport. In J.W. Lee (Ed.) Power, politics, policy, and problems in sport. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 

Polite, F.G., Waller, S., Lee, J.W., & Ridpath, B.D. (under contract). Corporate Social Responsibility & Accountability in Sport . In J.W. Lee (Ed.) Power, politics, policy, and problems in sport. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Published Monographs

Kahler, J., Ridpath, B., Moran, P., Pfahl, M. & Davis, C. The 2010 National Sports Forum Corporate and Industry Survey. The National Sports Forum, Seaver Marketing Group, 2010. 

Kahler, J., Ridpath, B., Moran, P., Maestas, A.J., Francis, S., Payne, R., Migala, D. & Petzold, A. “Brought to you by…The 2008 National Sports Forum Corporate and Industry Survey. The National Sports Forum, Seaver Marketing Group, 2008. 

Other Publications/Editorials 

Ridpath, B. New Approaches to Economic Realities and Enforcement of Title IX. High School Today: The Voice of Education Based Athletics and Activities, November 2007.

Ridpath, B. Force Fanatics: Who are they and why do they come? The Migala Report, July 12, 2007

Ridpath, B. NCAA News Editorial. Reform Effort Dismissed as Rhetoric. NCAA News, June 4, 2007

Ridpath, B. Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal Editorial. NBA Age Rule an Exercise in Futility. Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal, May 14-20, 2007.

Ridpath, B. NCAA News Editorial. Don’t Mess with Post-Graduate Choices. NCAA News, July 17, 2006.

Ridpath, B. NCAA News Editorial. Change not Dependent on Structure. NCAA News. June 20, 2005.

See Curriculum Vitae for additional publications

 

Awards

Region Commanders Leadership Award, Army ROTC, Colorado State University, 1986

Honor Graduate, Army ROTC Advanced Camp, Fort Lewis, WA, 1986

ROTC Distinguished Military Student, Colorado State University, 1986-1990

ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate, Colorado State University, 1990

Dr. James A. Lavery Scholarship Award Winner, Ohio University, 1995

Ohio University, University College, Outstanding University College Advocate, 2011