Ellen Staurowsky

Drexel University

Staurowsky is a fellow of both the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the AAHPERD Research Consortium.

Staurowsky is internationally recognized as an expert on social justice issues in sport which include gender equity and Title IX, pay equity and equal employment opportunity, college athletes’ rights and the exploitation of college athletes, the faculty role in reforming college sport, representation of women in sport media, and the misappropriation of American Indian imagery in sport. She is co-author of the book, "College Athletes for Hire: The Evolution and Legacy of the NCAA Amateur Myth" (Praeger Press) and editor and author of "Women and Sport: A Continuing Journey from Liberation to Celebration (Human Kinetics Publishers)."

In addition to publications in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Sociology of Sport Journal, Quest, Journal of Sport Management,  International Journal of Sport Sociology, Marquette Sports Law Review, Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, International Journal of Sport History and Sport Management Review, her critiques and analyses on a variety of issues have appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Huffington Post, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal, NCAA News, The New York Times, The Atlantic and Athletic Management Magazine. She was a columnist with the College Sport Business News, Women in Coaching Blog, and co-founder and editor of the LBGT Issues in Sport: Theory to Practice Blog. She currently serves as a contributing/senior writer with Sports Litigation Alert.

She has served as a research consultant to the National College Players Association, co-authoring several reports addressing issues regarding college football and basketball player value

Staurowsky is an expert in the areas of social justice issues in sport, gender equity in sport, Title IX pay equity and equal employment opportunity, athlete exploitation, college sport reform, and misappropriation of American Indian imagery in sport.