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Strode, Jim

Chair; Associate Professor

Sports Administration
Copeland Hall 514C
740-593-9319
strode@ohio.edu

Education

  • PhD, Sport and Exercise Management, The Ohio State University, 2006
  • MA, Sport and Exercise Management, The Ohio State University, 2003
  • BBA, Marketing and Management, University of Wisconsin, 2002

Research Interests

  • Philanthropy in Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Coaching Effectiveness
  • Physical Literacy

Selected Publications

  • Lawrence-Benedict, H., Strode, J.P., Pastore, D., Gray, D., Baker, R., Baker, P., Gillentine, A., & Cuneen, J. Sport Management Program Advisory Boards: The Advantages of Outside Influences. (2018). Journal of Contemporary Athletics. Volume 12, Issue 4.
  • Strode, J.P., Milton, P., & Gilmore, M. Sponsorship of Intercollegiate Athletics and a Unique Approach to Reducing and Eliminating Culpability for Unrelated Business Income Tax. (2014). Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual. Volume 29, pp. 57-83.
  • Sullivan, G. and Strode, J.P. (2010). Motivation Through Goal Setting: A Self-Determined Perspective. Strategies. July/August. Volume 23, pp. 19-23.
  • Strode, J.P. and Fink, J.S. (2009). Using Motivational Theory to Develop a Donor Profile Scale for Intercollegiate Athletics. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education. Volume 3 (3), pp.335-354.

Presentations & Awards

National and International Conference Presentations

  • Lawrence-Benedict, H., Strode, J., Pastore, D., Baker, R., Baker, P., Gillentine, A., Ridenger, L., & McGarry, J. (June, 2019). Sport Management, Entrepreneurship, and Finding a Place Within the Academy. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society of Sport Management conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Strode, J., Lawrence-Benedict, H., and Baker, R. (February, 2019). Leveraging Entrepreneurship in a Sport Management Department. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Alliance for Sport Business conference in Tempe, Arizona.
  • Ridinger, L., Pastore, D., Strode, J., Baker, R., Baker, P., Lawrence-Benedict, H., & Gillentine, A. (June, 2018). Bullying in Academia: What Faculty Need to Know. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society of Sport Management conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • O’Hallarn, B. & Strode, J.P. (November, 2017). #ODU2ODU: Building online citizenry through a hashtag-enabled classroom goodwill exchange. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society of Sport Sociology conference in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
  • Pastore, D., Baker, R., Strode, J.P., Lawrence-Benedict, H., Ridinger, L., Baker, P., & McGarry, J. (June, 2017). Faculty Entrepreneurship and Sport Management. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society of Sport Management conference in Denver, Colorado.
  • Gillentine, A., Strode, J.P., Ridinger, L, Baker, B., Baker, P., Gray, D., & Shaomian, A. (June, 2016). Sport Management Faculty Perceptions of Professional Service. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society of Sport Management conference in Orlando, Florida.
  • Strode, J.P., Pastore, D., Baker, P., Cuneen, J., Gillentine, A., Gray, D., Lawrence-Benedict, H., & Ridinger, L. (June, 2015). Hitting the Wall in Academia: How to Handle Faculty Burnout. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society of Sport Management conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • Lawrence-Benedict, H., Strode, J.P., Pastore, D., Gray, D., Baker, R., Baker, P., Gillentine, A., & Cuneen, J. (May, 2014). Sport Management Program Advisory Boards: The Advantages of Outside Influence. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society of Sport Management conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Cuneen, J., Pastore, D., Baker, R., Gray, D., Lawrence-Benedict, H., Gillentine, A., Baker, P., & Strode, J.P. (May, 2013). The External Review Process from Start to Finish…And To Revision? Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society of Sport Management conference in Austin, Texas.
  • Strode, J.P. (May, 2012). Ethical Predisposition and Decision Making of High School Coaches: A Mixed Methods Approach on Gamesmanship. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society of Sport Management conference in Seattle, Washington.
  • Strode, J.P. (June, 2011). Unintended Consequences of Religious Affiliation in Sport: An Analysis of Sport Leadership Decision Making in Spirituality. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society of Sport Management conference in London, Ontario, Canada.
  • Strode, J.P., Parker, H., & Hamm, S. (March, 2011). Female Scholastic Coaches and Social Role Theory: A Qualitative Study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance conference in San Diego, California.
  • Strode, J.P. & Parker, H. (June, 2010). Barriers and Constraints of Female High School Women’s Basketball Coaches. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society of Sport Management conference in Tampa, Florida.
  • Nagle, J.A., Strode, J.P., & Gruber, D.M. (June, 2009). A Survey of Certified Athletic Trainers Regarding Psychological Issues During Injury Rehabilitation. Poster paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association conference in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Strode, J.P., Bravo, G., & Turner, B. (May, 2009). Perceptions of Justice in High School Athletics: A Stakeholders Perspective. Poster paper presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society of Sport Management conference in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Strode, J.P. and Sullivan, G. (May, 2009). Using the Continuum of Self-Determination to Better Instruct Adult Students in Sport Management. Paper presented at the International Conference on Sports: Economics, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects, Athens, Greece.
  • Strode, J.P. (April, 2008). The Role of Social Identity in Intercollegiate Athletic Donors. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Social Science Association (NSSA), Las Vegas, NV.
  • Strode, J.P. and Farrell, A.. (November, 2007). Promotional Goals of Womens Sports at Division II and III Institutions. Paper presented at the Sport Marketing Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Strode, J.P. (August, 2007). Athletic Donor Motivations to Intercollegiate Athletics—an Empirical Study. Paper presented at the International Conference for Sport Administrators, Cape Comerin, India.
  • Strode, J.P. (May, 2007). Using Motivational Theory to Understanding Donor Motives to Giving in Intercollegiate Athletics. Paper presented at the North American Society of Sport Management conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Awards

  • Sr. Charles Marie Brantl Influential Panther Award – Ohio Dominican University, 2013
  • Sr. Angelita Conley Award for Teaching Excellence – Ohio Dominican University, 2012
  • Finalist for Male Professor of the Year – Ashland University, 2007
  • Dr. William Wasson Graduate Student Leadership Award – National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, 2004
  • Dr. Ted Coates Memorial Scholarship – The Ohio State University, 2002
  • Iron Cross Honor Society Inductee – University of Wisconsin, 2001

Bio

Jim Strode, Ph.D., is the Chair of the Department of Sports Administration and an Associate Professor at Ohio University. Previously, Strode was the Dean of Graduate Studies at Ohio Dominican University (ODU) in Columbus, Ohio.

As dean, Strode provided leadership over eight masters level programs, and assisted with the university’s efforts to receive Higher Learning Commission approval to offer doctoral level education. Strode was instrumental in leading the conversion of graduate programs from traditional to online and blended formats. Additionally, he led efforts to create professional development opportunities for students, enhanced synergies between academic affairs and the admissions process, and developed relationships with other universities to create admission pathways for graduate education.

In December 2018, Strode delivered the address at the 110th commencement exercise at ODU.

In his time at ODU, Strode achieved tenure and the rank of associate professor. In 2013, Strode developed the curriculum for a Master of Science in Sport Management, and served as the inaugural director. He served as the coordinator for the undergraduate program, was advisor of the Sport Management Society, and helped develop new minors in coaching and sport media.

As a faculty member, Strode was elected to the faculty senate leadership team, the rank, tenure, and promotion committee, and served as chair of the faculty policy and research committee.

In 2012, Strode was the recipient of the Sr. Angelita Conely Award, a university award for excellence in teaching. He also was the recipient of the first Sr. Charles Marie Brantl Influential Panther Award in 2013, awarded by student-athletes based on effectiveness in teaching and mentoring.

Beyond the classroom, Strode has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and has presented his research on athletic donor motivations and issues related to coaching effectiveness at the North American Society of Sport Management (NASSM), the America Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), and other national and international conferences.

Prior to his arrival at ODU, Strode was an assistant professor at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, where he served as the head of the undergraduate Sport Management department, advisor of the Sport Management Club, and taught graduate and doctoral level courses.

Strode received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin (UW), and his masters and doctorate in Sport Management from The Ohio State University. While at UW, Strode served as an ex-officio member of the Wisconsin Alumni Association Board of Directors and the undergraduate representative to the UW Athletic Board. At OSU, Strode was the president of the Student Professional Development Association and received the William N. Wasson Student Leadership & Academic Award from the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA).

Outside of the classroom, Strode is a 19-year veteran high school basketball coach, having served as head coach of the girls programs at Worthington Kilbourne, Bexley, and Centennial High School. He is the past president of the District 10 Basketball Coaches Association.