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Faculty Experts

Ellen Staurowsky, ED

Professor, Department of Sport Management

Center for Hospitality and Sport Management

Contact:

ellen.j.staurowsky@drexel.edu

215.895.6714

Staurowsky is an expert in the areas of social justice issues in sport, gender equity in sport, Title IX pay equity and equal employment opportunity, athlete exploitation, college sport reform, and misappropriation of American Indian imagery in sport.


For news media inquiries, contact Emily Storz at els332@drexel.edu, 215.895.2705 (office) or 609.351.3592 (cell). 
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In the News

  • Dec-8-Staurowsky-StarTelegram

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Sport Management in the LeBow College of Business, was quoted in a Dec. 8 Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas) story about the fair-market value of a Texas Christian University football player.

  • Why the NCAA Will Eventually be Forced to Pay Some Student Athletes in One Chart

    Research by Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Sport Management, was featured in a Nov. 17 Business Insider article about how the NCAA will eventually be forced to pay some student athletes.

  • NCAA Needs to Fix its Problems

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Sport Management, was featured in a Nov. 6 The Courier (Cedar Valley, Iowa) opinion editorial about the NCAA and its many disadvantages for student-athletes.

  • Title IX Compliance a Priority for Varsity Esports Programs

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Sport Management, was quoted in an Oct. 23 ESPN article on Title IX compliance for varsity esports programs.

  • Arizona Basketball Nets Big Bucks, Players Shortchanged

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Sport Management, was quoted in an Oct. 18 Arizona Sonora News article about the recent revelations from the FBI regarding massive payoffs in college basketball that ensnared Arizona and three other universities.

  • Inside a Nike Junket and the Ethical Questions it Raises

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a June 15 Portland Business Journal story about the ethical implications of Nike funding junkets for athletics directors to tour their manufacturing facilities in Southeast Asia.


  • UMaine Using NCAA Money to Add Mental-Health Programs For Athletes

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center For Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a May 26 Press Herald (Portland, Maine) story about the University of Maine adding a mental health program for student-athletes.

  • What UConn Women's Basketball Team's Record Run Is Really Worth

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a March 31 Fox Business story about UConn's women's basketball team and how successful college sports programs often uses as marketing campaigns for universities to attract students and alumni donors. 

  • In the NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament, What’s a Win Worth to the Little Guys?

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a March 16 Christian Science Monitor article about what an NCAA March Madness win means for smaller universities who finances are pinched by changing student demographics.

  • McCaffrey And Fournette Recognize Their Value, Use Their Leverage

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was mentioned in a Dec. 22 Huffington Post story referencing research on football and men’s basketball players at top sports schools in which NCAA rules prohibited them from being paid. 

  • How a Little-Known NCAA Rule Shuts Athletes Out of the Legal System

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was quoted in a Dec. 20 VICE Sports story regarding a little known NCAA rule that shuts athletes out of the legal system.

  • Is The NCAA Undermining Title IX?

    Ellen Staurowsky, ED, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a June 28 Vice Sports story about whether the NCAA undermines or fosters Title IX compliance among its members.

  • The Shadow Side of March Madness

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a series of stories by the Minnesota Spokesman Recorder on March 30 about the "shadow side" of March Madness.

  • Radio Times: March Madness and the College Athlete

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was interviewed on WHYY's "Radio Times With Marty Moss-Coane" on March 25 about NCAA March Madness and college athletes' rights. Staurowsky and Drexel's College Athletes' Rights and Empowerment (CARE) Conference, were also featured in two WCAU-TV (NBC-10) segments on March 24 and 25.

  • What Every Business Leader Can Learn From March Madness

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, wrote a piece published in Fortune on March 24 about what business leaders can learn from March Madness.

  • What's the Future for Student-Athletes' Rights?

    The College Athletes’ Rights and Empowerment Conference hosted by the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was featured in an ESPN.com story on March 23. Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted. Billy Penn also featured the conference in a story.

  • Commentary: Amid The Madness, Don't Forget Players' Rights

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, authored an opinion piece for the Philadelphia Inquirer on March 22 about the NCAA and protecting college athletes’ rights. 

  • Who Wins March Madness? The NCAA

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a March15 Marketplace Morning Report story about the NCAA and college athletes' rights.

  • Jensen: 'Roster Management' Bedevils Title IX Compliance

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article on Feb. 2 about a panel she participated in about Title IX at Villanova’s Law School. 

  • Will More College Athletes Take on the Establishment?

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in an Associated Press article on Nov. 12 about the power of college athletes to affect change, in the wake of the University of Missouri football player strike. The story was picked up by USA Today, ABCNews.com and The Boston Globe, among others.

  • At Universities, how Athletes are Insured for Injuries Varies

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on Oct. 26 about the lack of consistent medical coverage for college athletes.

  • How Much Is a College Football Player Worth?

    Ellen Staurowksy, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Reason blog article on Sept. 11 about the worth of college football players.

  • Hey NLRB, Do You Think College Football Players Are Employees Now?

    Research on the value of college athletes by Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was mentioned in a Huffington Post blog post on Sept. 2 about college athletes unionizing.

  • Union Ruling Underlines N.C.A.A.’s Evolution

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in the New York Times and Chronicle of Higher Education on Aug. 18 in stories about the National Labor Relations Board rejecting a bid from Northwestern University football players to unionize.

  • Bringing Jim Thorpe Home

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, authored a July 23 Huffington Post article about the Campaign to Bring Jim Thorpe Home.

  • Redefining the 'College Athlete': Could it Work?

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a CNN.com article on July 15 about redefining college athletics.

  • Illinois AD Cautions Against 'Rush to Judgment' Over Player Accusations

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a May 19 CBS Sports story about accusations of emotional abuse from the women’s basketball program at the University of Illinois.

  • The Case of Former University of Illinois Football Player Simon Cvijanovic Points to Need for Independent Players' Association

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, authored a May 18 Huffington Post story about the need for independent players’ association in college football through the case of ex-University of Illinois offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovich.

  • College Athletes' Rights

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was interviewed on WCAU-TV’S (NBC) "@ Issue” on March 22 about the coalition she co-founded for college athletes’ rights.

  • The Real Madness of March?

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was interviewed on BBC’s “Sportshour” on March 21 about the coalition she co-founded for college athletes’ rights.

  • Professors Unite for College Football, Basketball Players to be Employees

    A new faculty coalition in support of the rights of college athletes, co-founded by Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was spotlighted on CBSSports.com and Chronicle.com on March 12.

  • 2015’s Best & Worst Cities for Football Fans

    Ellen Staurowksy, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, and Jim Reese, EdD, an associate professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, were interviewed on WalletHub.com on Jan. 28 about the best and worst football cities.

  • College Football Players as Employees: About This There Should be no Debate

    Ellen Staurowksy, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, wrote an opinion piece for the Huffington Post on Jan. 20 about paying college football players.

  • Behind Oregon's (Phil) Knight in Shining Armor

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a USA Today story on Dec. 30 in a story about Phil Knight’s $10 million donation to the University of Oregon’s football team.

  • Prince Albert Junior Hockey Team’s New Mascot Depicting Arabian Raider Offensive to Middle Eastern People, Critics Say

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sports Management, was quoted in a Canadian Press wire story, which was picked up by numerous outlets including the National Post, on Nov. 18.

  • Welcome to the Big-Time College-Sports Sausage Factory

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, co-authored a piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education on Oct. 23 about academic fraud at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • NFL sponsor wrath: Can they change the league?

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a CNBC.com story on Sept. 17 about the NFL’s sponsors.

  • NCAA files brief against Northwestern football union effort

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was mentioned in a USA Today article on July 3 for testifying in the Ed O’Bannon antitrust law suit against the NCAA.

  • NCAA trial: What you need to know

    Ellen Staurowsky, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was mentioned in an ESPN.com article on June 25 about the Ed O’Bannan vs. NCAA trial.

  • N.C.A.A. President Will Get His Say at Antitrust Trial

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was mentioned in a New York Times story on June 18 for testifying in the Ed O'Bannon class-action antitrust against the NCAA.

  • NCAA Begins Making its Case for Not Paying College Players

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was mentioned in an Associated Press story for testifying in the Ed O'Bannon class-action antitrust against the NCAA. The story was picked up by numerous outlets, including FoxNews.com. She was also featured in a story in the Philadelphia Inquirer and mentioned in stories on ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports and USA Today.

  • O'Bannon trial witness makes case college players are athletes first

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was featured in USA Today on June 16 for testifying in the Ed O'Bannon class-action antitrust against the NCAA. It was covered by a number of other outlets including Sports Illustrated and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

  • Betting big on football

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Philadelphia Business Journal cover story on May 23 about Temple University’s football program.

  • A kiss is just a kiss - except for this one

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer on May 13 about Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL.

  • Propaganda and Sports in America

    Research by Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was mentioned in The Huffington Post on May 8 in a post about propaganda and sports.

  • A Fight to Keep College Athletes From the Pain of Injury Costs

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a New York Times story on medical care for injured college athletes on April 25.

  • College Football Players Should Be Making $178,000 A Year: Study

    Research by Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, about the fair market value of college athletes was mentioned in The Huffington Post on April 19.

  • How much is an average college player worth? A report says $178K-$375K

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a FOXSports.com article on April 16 about how much college athletes are worth. Her research on this topic was also referenced on the Huffington Post on April 16.

  • What’s a college athlete worth?

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Washington Post article on April 15 about how much college athletes are worth. She also was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed story on this topic on April 16.

  • Report: Market value for college football player is $178,000 per year

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a NBC Sports article on April 14 about how much college athletes are worth.

  • What a college athlete is worth on the open market

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a CNBC.com article on April 12 about how much college athletes are worth.

  • Pa. court ruling puts NCAA's controversial Penn State punishments back on the table

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Patriot News story on April 9 about the NCAA’s controversial Penn State punishment.

  • Amid National-Title Celebration, Academic Questions Take Center Stage

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education story on April 8 about academic requirements for college athletes.

  • Amid Cheers, Union Bid Stirs Concern for Women

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in the New York Times on April 3 about the impact of unionization of college athletes on women’s sports.

  • The College Athlete

    Research by Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was referenced on ESPN Radio’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on March 31 about the fair-market value of a college athlete.

  • College Players Can Unionize, Labor Board Rules

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was interviewed on KQED’s “Forum” on March 28 about college athletes unionizing.

  • Game-Changing Sports Ruling

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was interviewed on MSNBC’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” and Al Jazeera America on March 27. An article quoting her in the Philadelphia Inquirer and her opinion piece ran in the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” section in March 28.

  • Northwestern University football players get approval to form union

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a New York Daily News article on March 27 about Northwestern University’s football players getting approval from the National Labor Relations Board to unionize. She was also quoted on this topic in Newsday.

  • Jocks on Campus: Are They College Athletes or Unpaid Workers?

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in an NBC News article on March 20 about paying college athletes.

  • U.S. investigates Temple over opportunities for female athletes

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in WHYY Newsworks.org story on Feb. 14 about the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights investigating whether Temple University is providing equal athletic opportunity for its women students.

  • Northwestern should embrace Wildcats union effort

    Research by Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was referenced in an AlJazeera.com opinion piece on Feb. 12 about labor issues among college athletes.

  • la polémica mascota que causó la indignación de los musulmanes

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a BBC Mundo story on Dec. 20 about a California high school’s offensive Arab mascot.

  • Experts: Temple cut sports because football not producing enough revenue

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality & Sport Management, was quoted in a Philadelphia Business Journal story on Dec. 10 about Temple University cutting seven sports programs.

  • Calif. high school to keep "Arabs" mascot despite uproar

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality & Sport Management, was quoted in an Associated Press story on Dec. 2 about a California high school’s Arab mascot, which has sparked debate about ethnic mascots.

  • Glass ceiling: Why women aren't coaching men's D-I hoops

    Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in USA Today on Nov. 12 in an article about the lack of female coaches in Div. I men’s basketball.

  • NCAA football: Risk versus reward

    Dr. Ellen Staurowsky, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Philadelphia Business Journal on October 4 about a lawsuit against the NCAA.

  • Let 'student-athletes' climb aboard the money train

    Dr. Ellen Staurowsky, a professor in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies, was quoted throughout a Newsday story on September 21 about paying college athletes. Her research with the NCPA was also mentioned in a Salon.com article on September 21.

  • The pros and cons of having a booster back your team

    Dr. Ellen Staurowsky, a professor in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies, was interviewed on American Public Media’s "Marketplace" on September 11 about boosters supporting college athletes. Her research with the NCPA on paying college athletes was also mentioned in a Washington Times opinion piece on September 12.

  • TIME Cover Story: It's Time to Pay College Athletes

    Research by Dr. Ellen Staurowsky, a professor in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies, and Drexel’s department of Sport Management with the National College Players Association was referenced in a TIME magazine cover story on September 6 about whether or not college athletes should be paid. The research also was mentioned in a Time.com blog post about the piece on September 5.

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