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Heidi Grappendorf
Assistant Professor

Heidi GrappendorfContact Details

North Carolina State University
Department Of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Box 8004, Biltmore Hall, Raleigh - NC 27695

Phone: 919-513-0060
Email: heidi_grappendorf@ncsu.edu

Complete Curriculum Vita

Education

  • University of New Mexico; Albuquerque, NM
    PhD     
    December 2001
    Major:  Health, Physical Education, and Recreation         
    Emphasis:  Sport Administration
  • University of Northern Colorado; Greeley, CO    
    MA       
    December 1996
    Major:  Physical Education                
    Emphasis:  Sport Administration
  • Dana College; Blair, NE                                          
    BA        
    May 1995
    Major:  Social Science
    Minor:  Psychology

Specialty/Current Research Interests

  • Gender issues in sport management, diversity, career paths of female athletic directors, role congruity theory, SWAs and leaders in sport management, barriers to advancement

Recent Courses Taught

  • Undergraduate: PRT 376 Sport Administration, PRT 466 Sport Finance & Economics,PRT 486 Senior Seminar
  • Graduate: Diversity in Sport, Facility & Event Management

Selected Publications

  • Henderson, A. C., Burton, L., Grappendorf, H. (2011). Attributions for success and failure in athletic administration positions. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 4, 257-270.
  • Grappendorf, H., Henderson, A. C., Burton, L., & Boyles, P. (2011). Utilizing role congruity theory to examine the hiring of Blacks for entry level sport management positions. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 5,201-218.
  • Burton, L., Grappendorf, H., & Henderson, A.C. (2011). Perceptions of gender in athletic administration: Utilizing role congruity theory to examine potential prejudice against women. Journal of Sport Management, 25, 36-45.
  • O’Connor, C.,*Grappendorf, H., Burton, L., Harmon, S., Henderson, A. C., & Peel, J. (2010). NCAA Division I football players’ perceptions of females in the athletic training room: Utilizing a role congruity perspective. Journal of  Athletic Training, 45, 386-391.
  • Henderson, A. C., Grappendorf, H., & Burton, L. (2009). Investigating attractiveness in the hiring process of female athletes. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 24(3).
  • Grappendorf, H., Henderson, A. C., Sanders, S.,* Peel, J. (2009). The media coverage of gender on Foxsports.com: An analysis of the 2007 NCAA Division I basketball tournament.  Special issue on Sport, Media, and Culture in Sport Management and Related Topics Journal.
  • Burton, L., Grappendorf, H., Henderson, A., & Dennis, J. (2008). The relevance of athletic participation for men and women: Examination of hiring preferences to entry level management positions based on role congruity theory. International Journal of Sport Management, 9(2), 175-192.
  • Grappendorf., H., Pent, A., Burton, L., & Henderson, A. C. (2008). Senior Woman Administrator’s take on financial decision making: A role congruity perspective. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 1, 26-45.
  • Smucker, M. & Grappendorf, H. (2008). A content analysis of sport management faculty collaboration: Single versus multiple authorship. Sport Management and Related Topics Journal, 4(2), 47-57.
  • Grappendorf, H., Burton, L., & Henderson, A. (2008). Does athletic participation give women an advantage? Using role congrutiy theory to examine initial salary recommendations. Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, 23, 147-174
  • Grappendorf, H., & Henderson, A. (2008). Hegemonic masculinity, homosociality and collaboration within the field of sport management: Exploring the issues. Advancing Women in Leadership Online Journal, 26.
  • Pent, A., Grappendorf, H., & Henderson, A. (2007). Do they want more? An Analysis of NCAA Senior Woman Administrators participation in financial decision making. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 1(2), 157-173.
  • Lough, N., & Grappendorf, H.  (2007). Senior Woman Administrators perspectives on professional advancement. International Journal of Sport Management, 8(2), 193-209.

Books

  • Grappendorf, H. (2010). Women in Intercollegiate Athletics. In O’Connor, K (Ed.), Gender and Women’s Leadership: A reference handbook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Editor. Hums, M.A., Bower, G., & Grappendorf, H. (Eds.) (2007). Women as leaders in sport: Impact and Influence. Reston, VA: National Association of Girls and Women in Sport.

Selected Presentations

  • Burton, L. J. & Grappendorf, H. (accepted for 2012). Making a mistake as an athletic director: Do gender-stereotypes influence evaluation of leaders in intercollegiate athletics? North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), Seattle, WA.
  • Vurnakes, C., Grappendorf, H., Casper, J. (2011, June). Octagon Golf and the 2010 ACE Group Classic: A case in sport marketing alternatives. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society for Sport Management, London, Ontario.
  • Grappendorf, H., Burton, L. J., & Henderson, A. C. (2011). Examining attributions for success: Differences for males and females? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, San Diego, CA.
  • Grappendorf, H., Burton, L. J., & Henderson, A. C. (2010). Examining the influence of race, gender, and athletic participation on hiring preferences in sport management. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society for Sport Management, Tampa, FL.
  • O’Connor, C., Grappendorf, H., & Peel, J. (2009). Perceptions of female athletic trainers in the training room. AAHPERD, Tampa, FL.
  • Burton, L., & Grappendorf, H. (April, 2009). Evaluation of the social roles questionnaire using sport management students. AAHPERD, Tampa, FL.
  • Grappendorf, H., Bowers, G.L., Hums, M., Lilienthal, S., & Burton, L.J. (2008)    “Finally...Some Attention! Women as Leaders in Sport,” National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, AAHPERD, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Sanders, S.,* Peel, J., & Grappendorf, H. (2008). Gender equity and foxsports.com: NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament Coverage Analysis. Research Consortium, AAHPERD, Fort Worth, TX. (poster).Grappendorf, H. & Pent, A. (2008). The limited financial decision making responsibility of SWAs. North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). Toronto,  CA.
  • Grappendorf, H., Burton, L., & Henderson, A.C. (2008). Feeling the backlash in hiring:When female athletes break traditional gender norms. North American Societyfor Sport Management (NASSM). Toronto, CA.
  • Burton, L., Grappendorf, H., Henderson, A, & Dennis, J. (2007). Does athletic participation influence hiring preferences and salary offers? Girls and Women Rock: Celebrating 35 Years of Sport & Title IX Symposium. Cleveland, OH.
  • Lough, N., & Grappendorf, H. (2007). Advancement of women in intercollegiate athletic administration. Girls and Women Rock: Celebrating 35 Years of Sport & Title IX Symposium. Cleveland, OH.
  • Pent, A., & Grappendorf, H. (2007). Financial decision making and NCAA Senior Woman Administrators. AAHPERD. Baltimore, MD.
  • Burton, L., Grappendorf, H., & Henderson, A. (2007). Influence of women’s athletic participation on hiring preferences to sport management positions: Does this matter to managers hiring at the entry-level? NASSM. Miami  Beach, FL.

Grants & Funding

  • (Submitted 2012) National Science Foundation (NSF). Opting into leadership: Leadership intentions and sport in the STEM’s.
  • 2012 - ADVANCE grant. NC State. Opting into leadership: Leadership intentions and sport in the STEM’s. $3,000.
  • 2011 - Nucor Corporation. “Sports, and science: Exploring the relationship between sports participation and science achievement among undergraduate students.” $5,000.
  • 2010 - ADVANCE grant, Department of Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Management, & CHASS. NC State. “The relationship of role congruity theory. and social cognitive career theory for female undergraduate students’ career aspirations in STEM.” $6,000.
  • 2010 - Duffy, D., & Grappendorf, H. (2010). Coaching Coaches: An educational program to increase the positive role that high school coaches play in stopping gender-based interpersonal violence. Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. $60,000.

Academic Accomplishments and Honors

  • The Mabel Lee Award (2009): AAHPERD Award that provides the means through which the Alliance recognizes its younger members who have demonstrated outstanding potential in scholarship, teaching and/or professional leadership. The recipients shall have demonstrated a quality of performance that, if continued, indicates that they will develop into distinguished members of the profession.
  • Texas Tech University Outstanding Faculty, 2006
  • University of New Mexico College of Education Outstanding Ph.D. Student, 2001
  • Dana College Viking Scholar Athlete
  • Dana College Dean’s List 1994, 1995
  • National Dean’s List 1995

Athletic Accomplishments and Honors

  • Dana College Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee October 2003
  • Nebraska State College Female Athlete of the Year, Omaha World-Herald, 1995
  • NAIA Basketball All-American, Third Team, Dana College1995
  • NAIA National Tennis Qualifier, Dana College, 1995 Team Captain 1992-1995

Other (e.g., outside interests)

Being involved on the university and national levels related to gender and diversity in sport. Examples:

  • National Association of Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS) Vice President for Research
  • AAHPERD Research Consortium Board Member
  • Editorial Board Member- Sport Management and Related Topics Journal, Journal of Contemporary Athletics, Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal.
  • Co-Chair, North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Diversity Committee
  • President, Women in NASSM (WIN)
  • Sport Management Program Coordinator, NCSU
  • NCSU Women’s Task Force- Provost approved task force to establish a diversity initiative to retain and advance women faculty.
  • Member, Council on the Status of Women. North Carolina State current  University
  • Chair, Association of Women Faculty. Representative College of current  Natural Resources, North Carolina State University.
  • Outside interests:
  • Dr. Grappendorf also enjoys tennis, golf, biking, hiking, traveling, and reading.