Dr. James Strode is the Dean of Graduate Studies and an Associate Professor at Ohio Dominican University. Additionally, he coordinates the undergraduate sport management program and is the Director Graduate Sport Management program.
At ODU, Strode serves as the faculty advisor to the Sport Management Society, a student group aimed at professional development and career opportunities in sport. In 2012, Strode was the recipient of the Sr. Angelita Conely Award, a university award for excellence in teaching.
He also was the recipient of the inaugural Sr. Charles Marie Brantl Influential Panther Award in 2013, awarded by the student-athletes based on effectiveness in teaching and mentoring.
Beyond the classroom, Strode has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and has presented his research on athletic donor motivations and issues related to coaching effectiveness at the North American Society of Sport Management (NASSM), the America Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), and other national and international conferences.
Prior to his arrival at ODU, Dr. Strode was an assistant professor at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, where he served as the head of the undergraduate Sport Management department, advisor of the Sport Management Club, and taught graduate- and doctoral-level courses.
Strode received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin (UW), and his masters and doctorate in Sport Management from The Ohio State University.
While at UW, Strode served as an ex-officio member of the Wisconsin Alumni Association Board of Directors and the undergraduate representative to the UW Athletic Board. At OSU, Strode was the president of the Student Professional Development Association and received the William N. Wasson Student Leadership & Academic Award from the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA).
Dr. Strode is a member of NASSM, AAHPERD, and serves as a Committee Head for the Ohio Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD).
Outside of ODU, he is the head coach of Worthington Kilbourne High School's Girl's Basketball team, and is the past president of the District 10 Basketball Coaches Association.