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Ellen Staurowsky, Ed.D.


Professor
Sport Management

Staurowsky

Program Associations

BS, Sport Management
MS, Sport Management

Education

  • Ed.D., Sport Management, Temple University
  • M.S., Sport Psychology & Physical Education Teaching Pedagogy, Ithaca College
  • B. S., Health & Physical Education, Ursinus College

Areas of Expertise

  • American Indian Imagery in Sport
  • Business of College Sport (College Sport Reform)
  • College Athlete Rights
  • Sexual Violence in Sport (hazing, sexual harassment & assault)
  • Title IX and Gender Equity
  • Sport Media

Professional Experience

Organizational Leadership
  • College Sport Research Institute Advisory Board, Member, 2007-present
  • Member at Large, North American Society for Sport Management Board, 2012-2014.
  • President, AAHPERD Research Consortium, 2006-2009.
  • President, North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), 2002-2005
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Ursinus College, 2013-present

Academic Current

  • January - August, 2014: Interim  Program  Director,  Department  of  Sport  Management
  • September 2011 - present:  Professor, Department of Sport Management (2014 – present)

Academic Past 

  • March 2006 - August 2011:  Graduate Program Chair, Department of Sport Management & Media, Ithaca College
  • July 1992 - February 2006:  Coordinator, Sport Media Program, Department of Sport Management & Media, Ithaca College
  • May 2002 - August 2011: Professor, Department of Sport Management & Media, Ithaca College
  • May 1996 - April 2002:  Associate Professor, Department of Sport Management & Media, Ithaca College
  • July 1992 - April 1996:  Assistant Professor:   Department of Sport Management & Media, Ithaca College

Research Interests

  • American Indian Imagery in Sport
  • Business of College Sport (College Sport Reform)
  • College Athlete Rights
  • Sexual Violence in Sport (hazing, sexual harassment & assault)
  • Title IX and Gender Equity
  • Sport Media

Selected Publications

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (2015).  An analysis of Northwestern University’s denial of rights and recognition of college football labor.  Journal of Intercollegiate Sport. 
  • Weight, E., & Staurowsky, E. J.  (2014).  Title IX literacy among NCAA administrators & coaches: A critical communications approach.  International Journal of Sport Management.
  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (2014).  College athletes’ rights in the age of the super conference.  Journal  of Intercollegiate Sport 7, 11-34. 
  • Southall, R. M., & Staurowsky, E. J.  (2013, August).  Cheering on the collegiate model: Creating, disseminating, and embedding the NCAA’s redefinition of amateurism.  Journal of Sport and Social Issues.  Published online before print.DOI:10.177/0193723513498606
  • Staurowsky, E. J. with Murray, K., Puzio, M, & Quagliarello, J. (2013, June). Revisiting James Madison University: A case analysis of program restructuring in an NCAA Football Championship Series (FCS) institution following so-called Title IX cuts. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport 6 (1), 96-119.
  • Staurowsky, E. J., & Weight, E.  (2013, April).  Discovering dysfunction in Title IX implementation:  NCAA administrator literacy, responsibility, and fear.  Journal of Applied Sport Management 5 (1), 1-30.
  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (2012, Spring).  “A radical proposal”:  Title IX has no role in college pay for play.  Marquette Sport Law Review, 22 (2), 557-595.
  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (2012, Spring).  Sexual prejudice and sport media coverage:  Exploring an ethical framework for college sport journalists.  Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education 6 (1), 121-139.
  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (2012). American Indian sport imagery in sport and public imagination.
    In E. Hoffman (Ed.),  American Indians in American popular culture (pp. 279-296). Westport, CT:  Praeger Press.

Publications (Books)

  • Staurowsky, E. J. (Ed.)  (2016, pending).  Women and sport:  From liberation to celebration.  Champaign, IL:  Human Kinetics. (full manuscript submitted  September, 2014;  first review returned in November of 2014; projected publication in late 2015/early 2016)
  • Sack, A. L., & Staurowsky, E. J. (1998, July).  College athletes for hire:  The evolution and legacy of the NCAA's amateur myth.  Westport, CT:  Praeger Press.

Articles in Edited Volumes of Scholarly Works

  • Staurowsky, E. J., & Abney, R. (2014). Intercollegiate athletics. For Pedersen, P., Thibault, L., & Quarterman, J. (Eds.). Contemporary sport management (fifth edition). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers.

Book Reviews in Peer Reviewed Journals (essays)

  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (2014, February).  Book review of Sport public relations:  Managing stakeholder communications.  Sport Management Review 17 (1), 94-95.
  • Staurowsky, E. J., Weaver, K., & Burchette, B.  (2013, November).  Book review of Marketing for sport business success.  Sport Management Review 16 (4), 535-536.
  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (2012, May).  Book review of Tainted glory:  Marshall University, the NCAA, and one man’s fight for justice.  Sport Litigation Alert.

Articles in other Edited Volumes

  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (pending).  Unionization of college athletes.  In Dodds, M. & Reese, J.  (Ed)., Sports Leadership:  A concise reference guide.  Croton-on-Hudson, NY:  Golson Media.
  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (pending).  Native American mascots.  In Dodds, M. & Reese, J.  (Ed)., Sports Leadership:  A concise reference guide.  Croton-on-Hudson, NY:  Golson Media.

Reports

  • Staurowsky, E. J., De Souza, M., Sabo, D., Shakib, S., Theberge, N., Veliz, P., Weaver, A., & Williams, N.  (2015, pending).  Her life depends on it III:  Sport, physical activity and the health and well-being of American girls and women.  Hempstead, NY: Women’s Sports Foundation.
  • Huma, R., & Staurowsky, E. J. (2013). The $6 billion heist:  Robbing college athletes under the guise of amateurism.  Riverside, CA:  National College Players Association.
  • Huma, R., & Staurowsky, E. J. (2011).  TV money windfall in big time college sports:
    • $784 million reasons for reform.  Riverside, CA:  National College Players Association.
  • Huma, R., & Staurowsky, E. J.  (2011).  The price of poverty:  A comparison of big-time college athletes fair market value, their current compensation, and the U.S. federal poverty line.  Riverside, CA:  National College Players Association.

Editorials, Opinion Pieces, Blog Articles, & Trade Publications
(Selected Posts Listed) 

  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (2015, Jan. 20).  College football players as employees:  About this there            should be no debate.  Huffington Post.
  • Southall, R., Nagel, N., & Staurowsky, E. J.  (2014).  Welcome to the big-time college sport sausage factory.  Chronicle of Higher Education. 
  • Southall, R., Nagel, M., & Staurowsky, E. J. (2014).  An overview of college sport cases: What athletic staff should know.  NACDA Report.
  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (2014, July 25). College coach-athlete relationship akin to at-will employment.  Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics.  (reprinted by publisher in Sport Litigation Alert).
  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (2014, April 15). Words of wisdom from Phillies College Night. Drexel SMTSU The Sports Complex.
  • Staurowsky, E. J., & Orleans, J.  (2014, April 4).  College sports need a fundamental rethink.US News & World Report.
  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (2014, April 7).   What does the Northwestern football ruling mean for college sports?  Drexel Now.
  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (2014, March 28).  Title IX should not confuse the issue.   New York Times.
  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (2014, February 1).  The significance of college athletes signing union cards.  Huffington Post.

Research Currently in Progress

  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (in preparation).  Selling “Red****” for profit:  The racialized problems associated with the marketing of the Washington football franchise.
  • Staurowsky, E. J. & Galles, K. (in preparation).  Seeing behind the illusion of roster management:  Understanding the distinction between Title IX compliance and the appearance of Title IX compliance.
  • Southall, R., Nagel, M., & Staurowsky, E. J. (in preparation).  Cheering on the collegiate model:  Part II.
  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (in preparation).  Women’s perspectives on work climate in
  • intercollegiate athletics.
  • Staurowsky, E. J.  (in progress).  Analysis of medical policies associated with athletic departments in the Southeast Athletic Conference (SEC).

Testimony & Affidavit

  • 2014  –  Invited  to  offer  testimony  in  support  of  Boston  City  Council proposed  ordinances  to  create  a  College  Athletes  Bill  of  Rights  and  a College Athlete Head Injury Game Day Safety Protocol
  • 2013 - Provided an expert witness report and deposition testimony in O’Bannon v. NCAA
  • 2010 – Provided an affidavit in Gunderson v. Osseo-Fairchild School District
  • 1999, July - Invited to testify before the United States Patent and Trademark Hearing.  Report entitled Statutorily required study of issues surrounding trademark protection for the Official Insignia of Federally and/or State Recognized Native American Tribes: Response to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Request for Public Comments.