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Rhema C. Fuller


Position Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Business
Office Location: EJ Brown Hall
Office Phone: 607-587-3464
Education: 

Dr. Fuller (Assistant Professor of Sport Management) is in his fourth year at Alfred State.  A former Division I football player, two-time All-Big East selection and Draddy Trophy finalist (awarded to the nation’s top scholar-athlete), Dr. Fuller graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Ph.D in Sport Management.  In addition, Dr. Fuller possesses a Master’s degree in Sport Management and a Bachelor degree in Finance.  Prior to coming to Alfred State, he served as an instructor at the University of Connecticut.

Teaching Overview: 

Dr. Fuller teaches the following courses at Alfred State:

  • Intro to Sports Management (SPMG 1123)
  • Sport in Society (SPMG 2003)
  • Field Experience I (SPMG 3001) and II (SPMG 4001)
  • Professional Business Seminar (TMGT 5001)
  • Sport Business and Finance (SPMG 5003)
  • Licensing and Endorsements (SPMG 6013)
  • Event Promotions and Sales (SPMG 6023)
  • Pre-Internship Seminar (SPMG 7001)
  • Internship (SPMG 8112)
Professional Experience: 

In addition to his academic experience, Dr. Fuller possesses “real world” experience as he has worked for intercollegiate and community sport organizations.  Dr. Fuller worked in the University of Michigan’s Athletic Department – specifically in the Sport Marketing Department.  Moreover, Dr. Fuller worked as a program coordinator for Husky Sport, a community sport program.  As program coordinator, he was responsible for the administration of a sport-based youth development program for adolescent males (ages 9-13) in the inner city of Hartford.  Also, Dr. Fuller served as Alfred State’s NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative.  Among his duties, he acted as a consultant to the athletic department on matters of compliance, institutional control and student-athlete well-being.

Research: 

Recent Scholarly Activities:

Fuller, R.D. (in press). Race in Pads and Race in Class?: An Examination of Perceptions of Stereotypes and Racial Discrimination among African American Male College Athletes. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 7, 190 - 209.

Fuller, R.D. Percy, V.E., Bruening J.E., & Cotrufo, R.J., (in press). Positive Youth Development: Minority Male Participation in a Sport-Based After-School Program in an Urban Environment. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Science.

Bruening, J.E., Cotrufo, R.J., Fuller, R.D., Madsen, R.M., Wilson-Hill, D., (accepted). Applying Intergroup Contact Theory to the Sport Management Classroom. Sport Management Education Journal.

Martin, B.E., Harrison, C.K., Fuller, R.D. (accepted).“Eagles don’t fly with sparrows” Self-determination theory (SDT), African American male scholar-athletes and peer group influences on motivation. Journal of Negro Education.

Stadler Blank, A., Sweeney, K., Fuller, R.D. (2013).Room for Growth in American Professional Sports: The Value of Appealing to a Diverse Audience. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference, Austin, TX. May 2013.

Bruening, J.E., Fuller, R.D., Percy, V.E. (2013). A Multilevel Analysis of the Lifespan of the Campus-Community Partnership: From Initiation to Restructuring. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference, Austin, TX. May 2013.

Fuller, R.D. (2012). A tipping point?  The impact of stereotypes and racial discrimination on the academic outcomes of African American male college athletes.  Paper presented the CSRI Scholarly Conference on College Sport, Chapel Hill, NC. April 2012.

Bruening, J.E., Madsen, R.M., Fuller, R.D., Wilson-Hill, D., & Cotrufo, R.J.  (2011). Applying Intergroup Contact Theory to the Sport Management Classroom. Symposium at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference, London, Ontario, Canada. June 2011.

 

Dr. Rhema Fuller is in his fourth year as an Assistant Professor in the Business Department. His primary area of teaching is within the Sport Management programs. Prior to accepting a position at Alfred State, Dr. Fuller completed a doctoral degree at the University of Connecticut. While in Connecticut, he worked for three years as a coordinator for a sport-based youth development program in the inner city of Hartford for minority adolescent males. He also spent some time working in the Sports Marketing Department at the University of Michigan.

Courses Taught
Event Promotions and Sales
Field Experience I and II
Licensing and Endorsements
Internship
Intro to Sports Management
Pre-Internship Seminar
Sport in Society
Sport Business and Finance

Selected Scholarly Activities
Bruening, J.E., Fuller, R.D., Percy, V.E. (in press). A multilevel analysis of the lifespan of the campus- community partnership: From initiation to restructuring. Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education.

Bruening, J.E., Fuller, R.D., Cotrufo, R.J., Madsen, R.M., Wilson-Hill, D., (in press). Applying intergroup contact theory to the sport management classroom. Sport Management Education Journal.

Stadler Blank, A., Sweeney, K., Fuller, R.D. (in press). Room for growth in professional sport: An examination of the factors affecting African-American attendance. Sport Marketing Quarterly.

Martin, B.E., Harrison, C.K., Fuller, R.D. (in press). “Eagles don’t fly with sparrows” Self- determination theory (SDT), African American male scholar-athletes and peer group influences on motivation. Journal of Negro Education.

Bruening, J.E., Welty Peachey, J., Evanovich, J.M., Fuller, R.D., Coble Murty, C.J., Percy, V.E., . . . Chung, M. (in press). Managing sport for social change: The effects of intentional design and structure in a sport based service learning initiative. Sport Management Review.

Fuller, R.D. (2014). Transition experiences out of intercollegiate athletics: A meta-synthesis. The Qualitative Report, 19(91), 1-15.

Fuller, R.D., McPeak, C., Back, K. (2014). Eliminating varsity sports at a division III institution: An evaluation of process. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. May 2014.

Fuller, R.D. (2014). Using visual metaphors in teaching social issues in sport. Poster presented at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. May 2014.