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Dr. Damon Andrew serves as Dean and Professor of the College of Education at Florida State University. He earned an associate’s degree from Coastal Alabama Community College, a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of South Alabama, two additional master’s degrees in Biomechanics and Sport Management from the University of Florida, and a PhD in Sport Management from Florida State University. In addition, he completed post-graduate certificates in higher education administration from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development.
Dr. Andrew’s research interests can generally be classified into three areas: (1) leadership in sport, (2) the attraction of sport to participants, spectators, sponsors, employees, and stakeholders, and (3) the effective integration of individuals with disabilities into the sporting environment. To date, his scholarly productivity has included a published research methods and design textbook, 29 funded grants and contracts (total amount funded: >$2.54 million), 156 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, proceedings, and book chapters, and 104 presentations at national and international conferences. He has been elected to serve as Member-at-Large for the North American Society for Sport Management, Financial Officer for the Sport and Recreation Law Association, and as Vice Chair, Chair-Elect, and Chair of the Board of the American Association of University Administrators. He is currently the Senior Editor of the Journal of Higher Education Management and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, having previously served as the Associate Editor and Editor of the Sport Management Education Journal and Editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Management, in addition to service as an editorial board member for seven other journals. His scholarship has been recognized via the Applied Sport Management Association Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education Scholar Award, the Southern District Society of Health and Physical Educators Scholar Award, the Society of Health and Physical Educators Mabel Lee Award, and, in 2015, he was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology.
Dr. Andrew directed University of Louisville’s doctoral program in Sport Administration from 2004-06 and founded and directed a doctoral program in Sport Management at the University of Tennessee from 2006-08 before serving as the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Troy University from 2008-13 and Dean of the College of Human Sciences and Education from 2013-18. He has been named a distinguished alumnus of the University of South Alabama, the University of Florida, and Florida State University, and his administrative efforts have been recognized nationally by the American Association of University Administrators, National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education, and the Southern District of the Society of Health and Physical Educators.