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B. David Ridpath, Ed.D.

Associate Professor and Kahandas Nandola Professor of Sports Administration
Faculty Fellow, Center for College Affordability and Productivity
Co-Editor, Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics

Sports Administration
College of Business


Dr. Ridpath is beginning his second decade as a tenured faculty member with Ohio University and its prestigious Sports Administration program. Prior to OHIO, he was an assistant professor of sport administration at Mississippi State University and has over 15 years of practical experience in intercollegiate athletics in administrative and coaching capacities at Marshall University, Weber State University and Ohio University. Ridpath is an expert on the NCAA and intercollegiate athletic matters due to his research and practical experience in the industry. He examines issues including student athlete academic achievement, academic fraud, graduation rates and the like. He has appeared before Congressional committees and served as an expert witness in numerous cases involving intercollegiate athletics and college athlete rights. His scholarly publications include peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Law and Sports, The Entertainment and Sports Law Journal, and the Journal of Intercollegiate Athletics.

 Ridpath's Media Placements include:

  • ESPN Outside the Lines
  • Sports Illustrated magazine
  • ESPN The Magazine
  • The Paul Finebaum Radio Show
  • Sports Business Radio
  • New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • The Toronto Globe and Mail
  • USA Today
  • Indianapolis Star
  • The Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Birmingham News


Areas of Expertise

Academic Integrity, Athlete/Coach issues, Governance Reform, Intercollegiate Athletics, Intercollegiate Athletics Governance, International Sports, Risk Management, Sponsorship, Sports Administration, Sports Governance, Sports Law, Sports Marketing

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