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 About  Us

NameDr. Heidi Grappendforf 
Position: Co-Owner and Operator 
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Bio:  Dr. Heidi Grappendorf has 17 years of experience as a professor. She has held appointments at Webber International University, Salem State University, Texas Tech University, North Carolina State University, University of Cincinnati, and Western Carolina University.


Dr. Grappendorf’s research interests include how gender role conflict impacts women’s careers in the management and leadership of sport organizations, women’s career progression, and the overall underrepresentation of women and diversity in sport.


Dr. Grappendorf has over 30 publications and 50 national and international presentations related to diversity in sport management. She has held several national leadership positions, including co-Chair of the North American Society for Sport Managements’ Diversity Committee and Vice-President of Research for the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport. Dr. Grappendorf serves on several scholarly journal editorial boards, and is a frequently invited reviewer for articles related to gender and diversity in sport.


Dr. Grappendorf was named NASSM’s Diversity Award Winner for 2015 for her commitment and passion related to diversity in sport management. Dr. Grappendorf loves traveling internationally, and has visited numerous countries (15) and three with students (Belgium, France, & Guatemala). 

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