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Jeff Fountain, Ph.D.

Fountain Jeff


Assoc Prof/Dir Acadmc Affairs


Management and Entrepreneurship


H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship

Dr. Jeffrey J. Fountain is the Director of Academic Affairs for Entrepreneurship and Sports Management Programs in the NSU Business Department of Management, and an Associate Professor of Sports and Recreation Management in the Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University (NSU Florida).

He holds a Ph.D. in Sports Administration from the University of Northern Colorado with two doctoral minors – in Applied Statistics and Research Methods and Educational Technologies.

Jeff's area of specialization include sports marketing, sports finance, college sports, sports in popular culture, and emerging technologies in sports. He has authored numerous scholarly articles on sports management topics with a focus on Collegiate Athletics. He is a regular presenter at several major international conferences in the field.

Dr. Fountain co-authored the book Sports Scandals with Peter S. Finley and Laura L. Finley, which explores over eighty major scandals that have had a significant impact on sports in America.

  • Ph.D. - University of Northern Colorado - Sport Administration
  • M.S. - Indiana University - Sport Administration
  • B.A. - University of Washington - Business Administration

MGT 2050 Principles of Management

SPT 1050 Introduction to Sport and Recreation Management

SPT 2950 Sport and Recreation Practicum

SPT 3550 Issues in Sport Finance

SPT 3650 Sport Promotions and Sponsorship

SPT 3900 Sport and Recreation Internship

SPT 3925 The Business of College Sports

SPT 4951 Sport and Recreation Internship

SPT 5920 Sport Ticketing, Concessions and Merchandise Management

SPT 5940 Sport Revenue Generation and Emerging Technologies

SPT 5980 Sport Revenue Generation Internship

Sports Scandals
Greenwood Press 2008

An Efficiency Lens on The Power Five Conferences, IABE - 2019 - Las Vegas Conference, 2019, Las Vegas, NV

Cost of athletic success: A longitudinal analysis of financial efficiency in the power 5 conferences, College Sport Research Institute Annual Conference, 2018, Columbia, SC

Exploring College Selection: Do Female Athletes' Values Match the Athletic Departments' Agenda, College Sport Research Institute Annual Conference, 2018, Columbia, SC

Roster survival: An analysis of retention rates of the top recruiting FBS football programs, College Sport Research Institute Annual Conference, 2017, Columbia, SC

College football: The systemic abuse of minority players' rights to a legitimate education, South Florida Diversity Summit , 2011, Davie, FL

An investigation of academic clustering of athletes in BCS athletic departments, Scholarly Conference on College Sports Annual Conference 2010, Chapel Hill, NC

A longitudinal study of academic clustering at a BCS football program, Scholarly Conference on College Sports Annual Conference 2009, Chapel Hill, NC

Academic clustering of minorities in general studies: Is there legal recourse for players? , Sport and Recreation Law Association Annual Conference 2009, San Antonio

Major League Baseball’s future ticket pricing path, Sport Marketing Association Annual Conference 2008, Surfers Paradise, Australia

Talk is cheap, money speaks: An examination of performance-based and academic-based bonuses in contracts of college football coaches in Division I, Scholarly Conference on College Sports Annual Conference 2008, Memphis, TN

When a team and a city collide: An examination of specific performance and the Supersonics’ attempt to flee Seattle, Sport and Recreation Law Association Annual Conference 2008, Myrtle Beach, SC

How much will that ticket cost in the future? An exploration of NFL pricing as it relates to the reduction in fan buying power and the creation of teaching resources for use in an undergraduate sport marketing course., Sport Marketing Association Annual Conference 2007, Pittsburgh, PA

Analyzing Badjocks.com: Media coverage of sexual crimes against children in sport via a popular online news portal, Sport and Recreation Law Association Annual Conference 2007, Chapel Hill, NC

Bursting the online gambling bubble: The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, Sport and Recreation Law Association Annual Conference 2007, Chapel Hill

Academic stacking on low-performing Division I football teams, The Drake Group Annual Conference 2007, Cleveland

An application of means-end theory to analyze the college selection process of female student athletes, North American Society for Sport Management Annual Conference 2006, Kansas City

An analysis of the Jessica Lunsford Act on high school officiating in Florida, Sport and Recreation Law Association Annual Conference 2006, Albuquerque

Finley, P., Fountain, J. (2021). College Selection of Female Student-Athletes: Are the Factors Stable Over Time? The Sport Journal, 22(2021), 17 total pages.

Jeff Fountain, Ravi Chinta, & Hailey Jaramillo (2020). Analysis of Hospital Charges For Heart Transplants In The US: An Empirical Comparison Across Regions And Years. Journal of International Finance and Economics 20(1).

Jeff Fountain, Peter Finley, & Ravi Chinta (2019). An Efficiency Lens on the Power Five Conferences. Journal of Academy of Business and Economics 19(3), pp. 21-42.

Jeffrey Fountain & Peter Finley (2018). Roster Survival: An Exploratory Study of College Football Recruits in the Power Five Conferences. The Sport Journal 2018.

Peter Finley & Jeffrey Fountain (2017). Road racing and youth running: Cross country coaches' perspectives. The Sport Journal 2017(2017/1), pp. 16.

Peter Finley & Jeffrey Fountain (2011). Academic clustering: A longitudinal analysis of a Division I football program. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics 2011(1), pp. 23-41.

Jeffrey Fountain & Peter Finley (2010). The price of NFL fandom: An exploratory study of the past, present, and future purchasing power of NFL fans.. The Sport Journal 13(4).

Jeffrey Fountain & Peter Finley (2009). Academic majors of upperclassmen football players in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics 2(1).

Jeffrey Fountain, Laura Finley, & Peter Finley (2009). Beyond the box office: An analysis of violent and deviant behavior in sport films. Sport Management and Related Topics 5(1).

Peter Finley & Jeffrey Fountain (2008). An application of means end theory to analyze the college selection process of female athletes. The Sport Journal 11(2), pp. 1.