Ted Abernethy is the Director of Sports Administration in the School of Business. He has been a faculty member at St. Thomas University since 1995. Ted received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978. He earned a Master of Science in Sports Administration right here at St. Thomas University in 1992. Ted completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Sports Administration at Ohio University in 1996. Current research interests include intercollegiate athletics, tennis and the legal aspects of sports. His teaching areas of interest include Sports Marketing, Sports Law, and Sports Governance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of instruction. Ted is a member of the North American Society for Sport Management, the North American Society for Sport History, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, and the Sport and Recreation Law Association. Reflecting his interest in tennis, he is also a member of the United States Tennis Association, the Professional Tennis Registry and, formerly, was the Head Men’s Tennis coach at St. Thomas. He has also served as Chairperson for the Department of Management and Undergraduate Coordinator for Sports Administration at St. Thomas. To remain active in intercollegiate athletics, Ted has served as Faculty Athletics Representative and Chairperson of the Athletics Committee at St. Thomas. Throughout his 30 years of experience in business, sports and academics, Ted has worked in manufacturing, professional and amateur tennis, and youth sports as a coach and athletic director. Ted lives with his wife of over 25 years, Cheryl, who also earned a Master of Science in Sports Administration at St. Thomas University. They are very active in their church, having prepared engaged couples for marriage for the Archdiocese of Miami for over 10 years, among other ministries. They are also very involved with teaching and coaching their young son, Brendan.