Please join us for lunch!

For our meeting Monday, February 26th 2024, we welcome
Professor Richard M. Southall, Director – College Sport Research Institute | Department of Sport and Entertainment Management.

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Dr. Richard M. Southall is a Professor in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management at University of South Carolina. He earned a B.A. (English – summa cum laude) from Western Colorado University, and an M.A. (Pedagogy) and Ed.D. (Sport Management) from the University of Northern Colorado. He is Director of the College Sport Research Institute (CSRI), which conducts research examining the NCAA’s Collegiate Model of Athletics, and sponsors the annual CSRI Conference on College Sport (now in its 17th year) and the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics. At the University of South Carolina, Dr. Southall teaches courses in college sport, sport business ethics, and management theory. In addition, as a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Course Director, Southall teaches scuba diving courses from entry-level Open Water Diver to PADI Instructor Development Course. He has disseminated his research in more than 100 commentaries, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journal articles, and has given more than 150 national and international presentations. He is co-author of two sport management textbooks: Introduction to Sport Management: Theory and Practice (2nd ed.), and Sport Facility Management: Organizing Events and Mitigating Risks (3rd ed.). He is co-editor and co-author of Exploiting College Profit-Athletes: The NCAA and an Amateurism That Never Was – University of South Carolina Press.