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Ellen J. Staurowsky, Ed.D.

  • Program(s) Association(s):
  • B.S. and M.S., Sport Management


  • Temple University, Ed.D.
  • Ithaca College, M.S.
  • Ursinus College, B.S.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Social justice issues in sport
  • Gender equity in sport
  • Title IX pay equity and equal employment opportunity
  • Athlete exploitation
  • College sport reform
  • Misappropriation of American Indian imagery in sport

Professional Experience:

  • Drexel University, Goodwin College of Professional Studies (2011-present)
    Full Professor, Sport Management
  • Ithaca College (1992-2011)
    Graduate Program Chair and Professor, Sport Management and Media
  • William Smith College (1987-1992)
    Director of Athletics
  • Rutgers University (1986-87)
    Director of Physical Education, Recreation, and Intramurals
  • Daniel Webster College (1984-86)
    Director of Athletics and Men’s Soccer Coach
  • Colby Sawyer College (1983-84)
    Dean of Students, Staff, and Consultant to the Athletic Department
  • Oberlin College (1979-1983)
    Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Head Field Hockey Coach, and Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach

Research Interests:

  • College athletes’ rights and issues
  • Diversity issues in sport (race, religion, sexuality)
  • Gender issues in sport
  • Misappropriation of American Indian imagery in sport
  • Title IX and gender equity (hazing, sexual harassment, pay equity)

Selected Works:

  • Staurowsky, E. J. “Title IX Literacy: What Coaches Don’t Know and Need To Find Out.” Journal of Intercollegiate Sport.
  • Staurowsky, E. J. “For Sport Feminists, Our Choices Are Never Easy: A Reaction to Susan Cahn ‘Testing Sex, Attributing Gender: What Caster Semenya Means to Women’s Sport.’” Journal of Intercollegiate Sport.
  • Staurowsky, E. J. “American Indian sport imagery in sport and public imagination.” In E. Hoffman (Ed.), American Indians in American popular culture. Westport, CT: Praeger Press.
  • Huma, R., & Staurowsky, E. J. (2011, September). “The Price of Poverty in Big Time College Sport.” Riverside, CA: National College Players Association.
  • Staurowsky, E. J. “Is multiple jeopardy the name of the game for black women in sport?” In Hawkins, B., & Polite, F. (Eds.). Sport, Race, Activism, and Social Change: The Impact of Dr. Harry Edward’s Scholarship and Service.
  • Staurowsky, E. J. (2010). Sport, masculinity, and nationalism in the wake of 9/11. In Fuller, L. (Ed.). Sexual sports rhetoric: Teaming up gender with the language of sport. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press.
  • Sack, A. L., & Staurowsky, E. J. (1998). College Athletes for Hire: The Evolution and Legacy of the NCAA Amateur Myth. Westport, CT: Praeger Press.
  • Staurowsky, E. J. (2010). In the shadow of Duke: Athletics and the university. In H. Wasserman (Ed.). A matter of expression: Duke lacrosse, universities, the media, and the legal system.
  • Staurowsky, E. J., & Abney. R. (2010). Intercollegiate athletics. For Pederson, P., Parks, J. B., Thibault, L., & Quarterman, J. (Eds.). Contemporary Sport Management (fifth edition). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers.
  • Staurowsky, E. J. (2010). Hazing. In D. J. Cotton, J. T. Wolohan, & T. J. Wilde (Eds.). (Fifth Edition). Law for recreation and sport managers.
Dr. Ellen Staurowsky
Ellen J. Staurowsky, Ed.D.

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