Dr. Bob Epling holds the Arthur H. Hertz Endowed Professorship in Sports Tourism. He joined the St. Thomas University faculty in 2016 as an Associate Professor of Sports Administration. 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.
- The Big Fix: The Social, Cultural, and Campus Effects of Adding Football at a Small University presentation at Ninth International Conference on Sport and Society, July 20, 2018, Florida International University, Miami, Florida
- Gravy Train or Resource Drain? Examining the Financial Impact of Adding Football Programs at Small Colleges presentation at 11th Annual College Sport Research Institute Conference on College Sport, April 12-14, 2018, Columbia, SC
- 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/)
- 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/)