Robert Epling, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sports Administration
PhD, University of Tennessee; M. Ed., University of Georgia; B.S. Ed., University of Georgia
Phone: 305-474-6049
Office: Fernandez Family Center for Leadership and Wellness, Room 204

Dr. Bob Epling joined the St. Thomas University faculty in 2016 as an Associate Professor of Sports Administration and Sports Tourism. A college professor for over twenty years, he previously served in administrative roles as a program coordinator, department chair, and school dean at Reinhardt University and Berry College in Georgia. His research and professional development interests focus on the history of big-time intercollegiate sports, and the relationship between academics and athletics on the contemporary college campus.

  • Bob Epling (Book Review), Marvin Miller: Baseball Revolutionary by Robert F. Burk (University of Illinois Press) in AETHLON: The Journal of Sport Literature (Summer 2015) (viewable online https://www.uta.edu/english/sla/br150606.html)
  • Bob Epling (Book Review), The Game before the Money: Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL by Jackson Michael (University of Nebraska Press) in AETHLON: The Journal of Sport Literature (Spring 2015) (viewable online https://www.uta.edu/english/sla/br150302.html)
  • Bob Epling (Book Review), Perfectly Awful: The Philadelphia 76ers’ Horrendous and Hilarious 1972-1973 Season by Charlie Rosen (University of Nebraska Press) in AETHLON: The Journal of Sport Literature (Spring 2015) (viewable online http://www.uta.edu/english/sla/br150102.html)
  • Bob Epling, Leaders and Cheerleaders: The Role of Faculty in Intercollegiate Athletic Reform, Sports and Fitness Network Blog, June 16, 2014 (http://sportsfitnessnetwork.com/2014/06/leaders-and-cheerleaders-the-role-of-faculty-in-college-athletic-reform/)
  • Bob Epling, A Healthy Tension: Academics and Athletics on Campus, Sports and Fitness Network Blog, February 4, 2014 (http://sportsfitnessnetwork.com/2014/02/a-healthy-tension-academics-and-athletics-on-campus/)