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Richard M. Southall, EdD, received a BA (Summa cum Laude) in English from Western State College of Colorado in 1980. After teaching and coaching in high school for eight years, he worked in the scuba diving industry for twelve years. A Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Course Director, Dr. Southall has worked in the United States, the Caribbean, and Central America in retail management, dive charter operations, diving research, and scuba training in both private and collegiate settings. In 1997 he received an MA in Pedagogy—Physical Education at the University of Northern Colorado and completed his doctorate at Northern Colorado (2001). Presently employed at the State University of West Georgia, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in sport facility and event management, sport law, social and economic influences in sport, sport ethics, sport promotion and marketing, and organizational theory. Dr. Southall’s areas of research include risk management in sport and recreational settings, organizational culture, college sport, and sport marketing. In addition, he serves as a consultant to the scuba industry, as well as for collegiate and professional sports organizations. His interests include scuba diving, skiing, mountain biking, weight training, and traveling.
Richard M. Southall Titles:
Sport Facility Management: Organizing Events and Mitigating Risks

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