After completing my B.S. in Physical Education from Texas A&M, College Station, I taught H.S. Physical Education for five years and was the varsity girl's coach. I received a M. Ed. from Tarleton State University, while I was the assistant women's basketball coach. I earned my MBA and a Ph.D. in Administration of Athletics and Physical Education from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining the Kent State Faculty I taught for six years at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State); pedagogy at the undergraduate level and sport management at the graduate level. I came to KSU in 1998; my teaching area is in the Sport Management concentration. My area of interest in research stems from a graduate class at the University of Iowa, Minorities in Sport. The stacking of players topic led to my dissertation the stacking of Latinos in Major League Baseball and my research has centered around this theme ever since. I have related publications in the Journal of Sport and Social Issues, the Journal of Hispanics in Higher Education, Research Quarterly Supplemental and various conference proceedings. I am actively involved in our state organization, Ohio Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sport as Membership Coordinator, Reviewer for FutureFocus and Board Member.