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SRU Sport Management 

 Dr. Robertha Abney 



   Dr. Robertha Abney, Ph.D


Robertha Abney is an associate professor at Slippery Rock University in the Sport Management Department.  She graduated with a PhD in athletic administration from the University of Iowa.  Her areas of research include role models and mentoring women in sport (WOMENTORING), and the status of minorities and women in leadership roles in sport. 

At Slippery Rock University, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in sport management and ethics, sport communication and introduction to sport management. She is currently a board member on the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).  She has written several chapters in sport management textbooks. 

She served on six committees within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) during her tenure as associate athletic director and senior woman administrator at Slippery Rock University.  She served on the NCAA Division II Management Council, Management Council Subcommittee, Committee on Infractions, Administrative Review Subcommittee, Championship Task Force Committee, and Project Team to Review Issues Related to Diversity.  Also, she served on the American Alliance for Health Physical Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Awards Committee. She is a past president of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS).  Dr. Abney was selected to represent the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport in Beijing, China.


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Department of Sport Management
101 Eisenberg Building
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: 724.738.2117 (or 2060)
Fax: 724.738.4858

Eisenberg Building 
Slippery Rock, PA 16057            Phone:724.738.2769    
Fax: 724.738.4858