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Jan Blade, EdD

Jan BladeChair Department of Sport Management/Director of Sport Administration, MS
220 Memorial Hall
jblade [at] desu.edu


United States Sports Academy in Daphne, AL
Doctor of Education – Sport Management
Dissertation:  “Occupational Choices of Former Intercollegiate Female Student-Athletes”

Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN
Master of Science – Athletic Administration
Minor – Physical Education

Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL
Bachelors of Science – Business Management

Research Interests/Area

  • NCAA and Academics
  • Title IX
  • Structure and Function of sport governing bodies

Professional Memberships

  • Drake Group
  • Sport & Recreation Law Association


  • SPSC 681 Legal Issues in Sport (Online and Traditional Classroom)
  • SPSC 671 Financial Aspects of Sport (Online)
  • SPSC 676 Sport in Society (Online and Traditional Classroom)
  • SPSC 674 Sport Marketing (Online)
  • SPSC 471 Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation Management
  • SPSC 376 Socio-Cultural Aspects of Sport

Additional Information

Dr. Jan Blade has an extensive background in academics and athletics.  She served as DSU’s Faculty Athletics Representative for ten years and for seven years she served on the NCAA Committee for Academic Performance when the Academic Progress Rate (APR) was in the infancy stage.  In addition, she has served on the NCAA Committee for Academic Performance Appeals Subcommittee, Supplemental Support Fund Advisory Team, and the HBCU and Limited Resource Institutions Advisory Group. In addition, Dr. Blade has served as a guest lecturer and as a panel member on topics related to athletics and academics.