David Rolling

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David Rolling Associate Professor of Kinesiology david.rolling@valpo.edu 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 and director of the Sports Administration MS/JD programs within the Department of Kinesiology. 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