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Ellen Staurowsky, Ed.D.

Sport Management



  • Ed.D., Sport Management, Temple University
  • M.S., Ithaca College, Sport Psychology/Teaching Pedagogy
  • B.S., Ursinus College, Health & Physical Education

Dr. Staurowsky came to Drexel with more than 30 years of experience in sport in higher education. Prior to joining Drexel, she was graduate program chair and full professor of sport management and media at Ithaca College.

Dr. Staurowsky teaches courses that focus on media, social aspects, and gender issues in the sport industry. She is an expert on issues pertaining to collegiate sport (economics and finance, player compensation and rights, Title IX and gender equity), gender (hazing, pay equity, sexual harassment, sexual violence), and social justice (Native American mascots, race issues). A professional member of numerous sport organizations who has served on various committees and boards, she also has an extensive research, grant, publication and presentation background.

Dr. Staurowsky also boasts an impressive list of honors and awards, the most recent being the Excellence in Teaching Award (2009) and HSHP Dean's Award for Excellence (2010-11) from Ithaca College. She is the head administrator and creator of the LGBT Issues in Sport Blog at Drexel University.

Dr. Staurowsky was director of athletics at William Smith College (1987-1992); director of physical education, recreation and intramurals at Rutgers University, Douglass Campus (1986-87); and director of athletics and men's soccer coach at Daniel Webster College (1984-86); dean of students, staff, and consultant to the athletic department at Colby Sawyer College (1983-84); and assistant professor of physical education, head field hockey coach, and head women's lacrosse coach at Oberlin College (1979-1983).