David Rolling, Ph.D.

David Rolling

David Rolling, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Sport Management 219.464.6701 ASB 307


  • Ph.D., The University of Kansas
    • Major: Sport Administration
    • Minor: Business
    • Emphasis: Human Resources Management
  • M.S., Bemidji State University
    • Major: Sport Studies
    • Concentration: Sport Management
  • B.A., Bemidji State University
    • Major: Sport Management
    • Concentration: Sport Business and Management
    • Minor: Business Administration


David M. Rolling, Ph.D., holds an appointment as associate professor of Sport Management. In this role Dr. Rolling teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in sport law, finance, facility management and development, psychology, sociology, marketing/promotions/fundraising, and research methods. He is also the internship coordinator for the programs.

Dr. Rolling holds a doctorate of philosophy in Sport Administration from The University of Kansas, has published or been interviewed in Athletic Business, Prairie Business Magazine, and The Sponsorship Connection, and was a reviewer for the Cyber-Journal of Sports Views and Issues. He has presented at North American Society for Sport Management conferences, the International Conference on Sport & Society, the Florida Sport Administration and Physical Education conference, as well as various campuses across North America. His consulting work includes bid proposals, contract negotiation, facility design, and hiring committees.


  • Athletic Business
  • Prairie Business Magazine
  • The Sponsorship Connection
  • Cyber-Journal of Sport Views and Issues
  • North American Society for Sport Management
  • Sport and Society
  • Florida Sport Administration and Physical Education Conference
  • University of Minnesota Institute for Advanced Study
  • Central District AAHPERD

Courses Taught

  • Sport & The Law
  • Sport Finance
  • Sport Marketing, Promotions, & Fundraising
  • Management & Development of Facilities
  • Sports Ethics
  • Research Methods in Sport
  • Psychology of Sport
  • Internship


  • Bid Proposals
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Facility Design