Dr. Jon A Oliver
* Fall 2014 Office Hours *
10:00 to 12:00 pm - Mon & Wed
10:30 to 12:00 pm - Tues & Thurs
* 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 5210: Management of Interschool Athletics
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
STA 5970: The Sport Industry in the United Kingdom (Study Abroad)
Ph.D. - University of Kansas - Sports Administration
M.S. - BYU - Physical Education - Sport
B.S. - BYU - Physical Education - Sport; Minors - Business Admin. & Coaching
o IAHPERD (current)
o NASSM (past)
o IHSA multiplier policy
o High school participation rates
o Athletic Fees charged to students
o Instant replay in game calling
o 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.
Selected Conference Presentations
o “Policy Case Studies in High School Athletics”. Presented at the 2013 Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (IAHPERD) Annual State Convention, St. Charles, Illinois on November 22, 2013.
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 18, 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.
o 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.
o "Ethics in High School Sports”. Presented at the 2008 Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (IAHPERD) Mid-State Conference hosted by Illinois College on March 18, 2008.
Funding & Grants
o 2012-2013 EIU Achievement & Contribution Award – “Service”
o EIU Faculty Development Support Grant (Fall 2013)
o EIU Study Abroad Development Grant (Spring 2013)
o 2012-2013 EIU Study Abroad Outstanding Faculty Award
o 2010-2011 EIU Achievement & Contribution Award – “Research/Creative Activity”
o International Initiative Award - International Programs (Fall 2009)
o Faculty Development Support Grant (Fall 2009)
o Founder and Faculty Adviser - KSS Sport Management Club (2014-current)
o EIU Faculty Senate (Aug 2012 - current) (*Vice Chair = 2013-14, Recorder = 2014-15)
o EIU Intercollegiate Athletic Board (IAB) (2014-current)
- Chair – Student-Athletic Experience Committee (IAB committee) (2014-current)
o 2013 President's Cup - Dublin, Oh - Course Services Committee (2013)
o EIU ACA Selection Committee (2012 – 2013)
o EIU Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) director search (2012-2013)
o KSS Department Assessment Committee: Chair – Sport Management (2008 – current)
o KSS Department Curriculum Committee (2010 – current, *Chair = 2012-2013)
o KSS Department Sport Management Search Committee (2009, 2011,*Chair = 2012-2013)
o KSS Department Rep – University Professionals of Illinois (UPI) (2008 - current)
o KSS Ambassador to Sports Studies Dept. at the Univ. of Winchester (2010-current)
o EIU Strategic Planning Steering Committee (*Nominated position) (2011)
o EIU Intercollegiate Athletic Board (IAB) (2008 - 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) (2006 - 2009)
- Member – Assessment Committee (FDAC subcommittee) (2008-2009)
- New Faculty Mentor – (2008-2009, 2012-13, 2013-2014)
- Faculty Orientation Panelist (2009-2010 AY)
- Faculty Orientation Tour Guide (August 2010)
o KSS Department Graduate Student Comprehensive Exam Committees (18 stud.) (2009)
o Faculty Advisor – EIU Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity (2008-2009)
o Faculty Advisor - EIU Disc Golf Club (2008-2009)
o Golf Tournament committee – Coles County Habitat for Humanity (2008-2011)
o Family Selection Committee – Coles County Habitat for Humanity (2008)
o Volunteer head coach - Charleston Girls Softball Association (CGSA) (2009, 2011)