Department: Business Administration
Office Location: Lancaster
Dr. Heath Hooper has been in Higher Education now for 10 years. He serves as the Dean of the Ledbetter College of Business and Professor of Sport Management at Shorter University. Dr. Hooper is additionally very involved in his local community as he serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the local Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce and as the 2022 President of the Board for the Rome Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth.
Dr. Hooper resides in Rome, GA with his wife and together they have two children.
PhD Education in Sport Management, North Central University, Minneapolis, MN
Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration, Concordia University-Irvine, Irvine, CA
Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration, Reinhardt University, Waleska, GA
Applied Sport Management Association (ASMA) Conference – Baton Rouge, LA: 2016
Topic: “Lack of Social Media Policy in NCAA Athletic Departments”
Indiana University Pennsylvania Sport Business Conference – Indiana, PA: 2016 – Topic: “Identifying the Significance of Cultural Diversity in Advising Student-Athletes”
National Alliance of Social Work in Sports Conference – Atlanta, GA: 2016 – Topic:
“Learning Disabilities Amongst Today’s NCAA Student-Athletes”
Map for Success: Learning Improvement for Traditional College Students – Rome, GA 2016 – Shorter University
Applied Sport Management Association (ASMA) Conference – Baton Rouge, LA: 2017
Topic: “NCAA Power Five Conference Autonomy: A Case Study on the Rise and Fall of
NCAA Division I College & University Profit”
Commission of Sport Management Association Conference – Tampa, FL: 2017 – Topic:
“Best Practices in Assessment in Sport Management Education.”
North American Society for Sport Management – Denver, CO: 2017 – Topic: “An
Investigation of the Role of Communication Privacy Management Theory in the
Development of NCAA Division I Social Media Policies”
Commission of Sport Management Association Conference – Atlanta, GA: 2018 – Topic:
“Incorporating Practicality within the Sport Management Curriculum”
Commission of Sport Management Association Conference – Baton Rouge, LA. 2020 – Panel Discussion – Lead Moderator – “Sport Management on the Rise”
Commission of Sport Management Association Conference – Baton Rouge, LA 2020 –
Topic: “Corruptive Recruiting Practices between Collegiate and Grassroots Program”
Commission of Sport Management Association Conference – Virtual – 2021 – Panel
Presentation – Topic: “The current impact and effect COVID-19 has had on Colleges and Universities”
Applied Sport Management Association Conference – Virtual – 2021 – Topic: “A theoretical perspective of the application of communication privacy management theory applied to NCAA intercollegiate athletics”
Applied Sport Management Association Conference – Virtual – 2021 – Topic: “The
“Whole” Student-Athlete: Addressing the Importance of Mental Health”
Hooper, H. (2017). An investigation of the role communication privacy management theory has in the development of NCAA Division I social media policies. The Sport Journal.
Hooper, H. (2017). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Amongst Today’s NCAA
Student-Athletes. MOJ Sports Med 1(2): DOI: 10.15406/mojsm.2017.01.00015
Hooper, H. & Caldwell, C., (2018). “A Transformative Philosophy: Insights to Excellence) in Human Resource Management: A Transformative Approach, Caldwell, C. & Anderson, V. (Eds.) Hauppauge, NY: NOVA Publications, Chapter Three.
Hooper, H. (2018). Discussing Eating Disorders amongst NCAA Student-Athletes. MOJ Sports Med 2(5):148‒151. DOI: 10.15406/mojsm.2018.02.00065
Hooper, H. (2019). An Examination of Title IX and its Impact on NCAA Male and Female Sports. Journal of Sports and Games.
Hooper, H. (2019). Recognizing the Risk of Obesity in Youth. MOJ Sports Med 3(2): 40-
43. DOI: 10.15406/mojsm.2019.03.00078
Hooper, H. (2019). The “Whole” Student-Athlete: Addressing the Importance of Mental Health. Archives of Physical Health and Sports Medicine. 2(2): 01-04.
Hooper, H., Ross, M. (2021). Mental Health. Encyclopedia of Sport Management.
Hooper, H., Ross, M. (2021). Ethics in Sport. Encyclopedia of Sport Management.