Dr. Jon A Oliver
* Spring 2013 Office Hours *
10:00 am to 11:00 am - Mon & Wed
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Mon, Tues, Wed
* Also available via appointment outside office hours
- email or call me to set up appointment
Frequently Taught Courses
KSS 5213: Sport Facilities and Event Management
KSS 4900: Special Topics in Sport Management
KSS 4328: Governance in Sport
KSS 4325: Organization and Administration in Sport and Exercise Science
KSS 2761: Introduction to Sport Management
Ph.D., Sports Administration, University of Kansas
M.S., Sports Pedagogy, Brigham Young University (BYU)
B.S., Physical Education/Sports Studies, Brigham Young University (BYU)
Undergraduate Minor - Business Management
Undergraduate Minor - Athletics Coaching
University Professionals of Illinois (UPI) - current
Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (IAHPERD) - current
North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) - through 2010
Research* Study abroad learning experiences for sport management students
* High school athletic administration issues
Publicationso Author - Journal Article: Oliver, J. (2012, Spring).Comparison of Male and Female Participation Trends in Illinois High School Athletics. Illinois Journal, p. 56-60.
o Author – Academic Articles: Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing – Sage Publications (2011) – (4 Volumes)
§ Instant replay for game calling– Volume 2 - pages 682-684
§ Licensed goods– Volume 2 – pages 762-764
§ Newsletters– Volume 3 – pages 1016-1017
§ Participants in sports– Volume 3 – pages 1083-1085
§ Single-sport venue vs multisport venue– Volume 3 – pages 1369-1371
o Co-Author – Journal Article: Ruholl, S. & Oliver, J. (2011). Diabetes in School-Age Children: It’s Not Limited to Type 1 Anymore. Illinois Journal, Spring 2011, pages 46-48.
o Co-Author - Journal Article: Willardson, J., Emmett, J., Oliver, J., Bressel, E. (2008). Effect of short-term failure versus nonfailure training on lower body muscular endurance. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 3(3), 279-293.
o Author - Journal Article: Oliver, J. (2008, Spring). Vending machines in Illinois high schools. Illinois Journal, p. 47-53.
o Research Review: Illinois Journal – (2008, Spring). For - A Model of Volunteer Retention in Youth Sport. M. Kim, P. Chelladurai, and G. T. Trail. (2007). From Journal of Sport Management, 21(2), 151-171.
o “Impact of the IHSA Multiplier on Illinois High School Athletics”. Presented at the 2012 Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (IAHPERD) Annual State Convention, St. Charles, Illinois on November 15, 2012.
o “Participation Trends of Females in High School Sport”. Presented at the 2011 Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (IAHPERD) Mid-State Conference hosted by Illinois State University on February 18th, 2011.
o “Participation Trends in High School Athletics”. Presented at the 2010 Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (IAHPERD) Annual State Convention, St. Charles, Illinois on November 19, 2010.
* Invited guest lectures at the University of Winchester (UK), May 1-14, 2010 “Hiring minority coaches in Pro and College football in the US”
“Emerging Threats to Amateur Sport in the US”
“Impact of Title IX on US School Sport”
“Emergence of Campus Recreation in the US”
“Stadium Naming Rights in the US”
o "Trends and Issues Affecting High School Sports”. Presented at the 2009 Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (IAHPERD) Mid-State Conference hosted by Eastern Illinois University on March 16, 2009.
Service Activities* (January 2008 to Oct 2012) *
o Vice President – Adults: IAHPERD – Executive Board (2010 - current)
o President: IAHPERD Southeastern District (2008 - 2009)
o Illinois Journal - Editorial Board – Manuscript reviewer (2008 - current)
* University – College – Department – Student Organizations
o EIU Faculty Senate (*Elected position) (Aug 2012 - current)
o EIU ACA Selection Committee (Aug – Oct 2012)
o EIU Strategic Planning Steering Committee (*Nominated position) (2011)
o EIU Intercollegiate Athletic Board (IAB) (Aug 2008 - May 2012)
§ Student-Athlete Transfer Appeals Committee (2011)
§ Chair – Student-Athletic Experience Committee (IAB committee) (2010)
§ Substance Abuse Appeals Committee (IAB committee) (2009)
o EIU Faculty Development Advisory Committee (FDAC) (2008-2009)
§ Member – Assessment Committee (FDAC subcommittee) (2008-2009)
§ Faculty Mentor – Faculty Mentoring Circles Connection (2008-2009, 2012)
§ Faculty Orientation Panelist (2009-2010)
§ Faculty Orientation Tour Guide (2010)
o KSS Department Assessment Committee (2008 – current, Chair – Sport Management)
o KSS Department Curriculum Committee (2010 – current, Chair)
o KSS Department Sport Management Search Committee (2009, 2011, 2012)
o KSS Department Graduate Student Comprehensive Exam Committees (18 stud.) (2009)
o KSS Department Rep. – University Professionals of Illinois (UPI) (2008-current)
o Faculty Advisor – EIU Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity (2008-2009)
o Faculty Advisor - EIU Disc Golf Club (2008-2009)