Dr. Jason Pappas
Dr. Jason Pappas is an Associate Teaching Professor with Florida State University’s College of Education in the Department of Sport Management. He joined FSU Sport Management faculty in 2012 after working for more than 20 years in intercollegiate athletics. As the Sport Management Internship Program Director, Dr. Pappas provides guidance to students as they gain the practical hand-on experience while working in the sport industry. He encourages and supports students as they explore careers in sport, coordinating volunteer and networking opportunities with individuals and organizations across the globe. Dr. Pappas was recognized for teaching excellence as the recipient of the Transformation Through Teaching Award in 2012 and the University Teaching Award in 2020.
Dr. Pappas previously served at FSU as a Director of Athletic Academic Support, Associate Athletic Director for Student Athlete Academic Services before transitioning to a faculty position with the University. He came to FSU from the University of Southern California where he was the Director of Athletic Academic Advising, Assistant Athletic Director for the Athletic Academic Support Program (2006-2011). Prior to relocating to Los Angeles, he was a member of the Academic Support Team for the University of South Carolina’s Athletic Department (1999-2006). There, Dr. Pappas served as Director of Academic Support, primarily responsible for student athlete academic progress for those in the football and baseball programs.
In 1996, Dr. Pappas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Communications from Florida State University and followed up with a Master of Science from Florida State University in Sports Administration in 1998. He completed his Master of Education degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina in 2001, and in 2010, earned his Doctor of Education in Educational Administration from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Pappas was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. He and his wife Sherry have a strong faith and share a passion for travel. Together they have a blended family of four children; Anthony (17), Alexa (11), Madelyn (8) and Samuel (6).