My educational background is primarily in business and law. I received a B.S.B.A. and M.B.A. in Finance as well as a J.D. all from the University of Akron. My sport background comes primarily from experience as a collegiate and professional tennis player. I also worked for a number of years with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Richfield Coliseum in a variety of capacities while completing my degrees. I am currently a licensed attorney in the state of Ohio. My primary research has been legal liability and risk management practices of sport, recreation and public assembly facilities and I have written a number of articles, book chapters and a text in this area. My current project, The Journal of Sport, provides our graduate students with the opportunity to review and assess research submitted for publication. During my tenure at Kent I have served as Sport Administration Coordinator, Graduate Coordinator and Assistant to the Director of the School of Exercise, Leisure and Sport.
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