Dr. Eric Forsyth

Professor

Office/Department: Human Performance, Sport, and Health

Location: Physical Education Complex 224

Phone: (218) 755-2083

Box #: 29

Email: eforsyth@bemidjistate.edu

Website: http://ericforsyth.efoliomn.com

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Bio

Eric Forsyth is a full professor at Bemidji State University. He received his doctorate in sport administration, with a minor in marketing management. With a passion for interscholastic sports, he has published numerous articles in both juried and trade journals, presented at various conferences on the national and international level, written several text chapters on issues related to high school athletics, and is a co-editor for a textbook on interscholastic athletic administration. He is a founding member of the interscholastic athletic administration graduate curriculum standards endorsed by the National Association for Sport & Physical Education and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). In addition, he has achieved the distinction as a certified athletic administrator through the NIAAA certification program. Through all these endeavors he has had the privilege of working with several ‘key players’ within the interscholastic sport arena. Eric’s most memorable role was having the distinct pleasure in serving as president of the Minnesota AAHPERD Association.

Degrees

  • Ph.D., The University of New Mexico
  • M.A., San Francisco State University
  • B.A., San Francisco State University
  • A.S., Casper College

Teaching

  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Socio Culture & Ethical Issues in Sport
  • Sport Business Management
  • Sport Economics
  • Sport Finance
  • Sport Management Seminar
  • Sport Marketing

Research Interests

  • Corporate Sponsorships
  • Interscholastic Sports
  • Sport Brands

Recent Work

  • Blackburn, M., Forsyth, E., Olson, J. and Whitehead, B. (2013). NIAAA’s Guide to Interscholastic Athletic Administration by Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 392 pages.
  • Forsyth, E. National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. Sports Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide by Golson Media. Published by Mission Bell Media. (in print)Forsyth, E. (Chapter 6). Budget and Supplemental Fund Raising (section on Corporate Sponsorships). In Leadership Training Course Text 799 (2013). Standards of Excellence in Interscholastic Programs. Indianapolis, IN: National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. p. 93-96.
  • Forsyth, E. (Chapter 5). Mossy Oak. In Lee, J. (2nd Edition). Branded: Branding in Sport Business. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. (in print)Forsyth, E. & Jason E. (Chapter 29). Bass Pro Shops. In Lee, J. (2nd Edition). Branded: Branding in Sport Business. Durham, NC: CAP. (in print)
  • Forsyth, E. & Olson, J. (Introduction). Challenges in Today’s Interscholastic Sport Administration by In Blackburn, et al. (2013). NIAAA’s Guide to Interscholastic Athletic Administration. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, pp. ix-xvi.
  • Forsyth, E. & Olson, J. (Closing). The Future of Sports in Schools by In Blackburn, et al. (2013). NIAAA’s Guide to Interscholastic Athletic Administration. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, pp. 361-368.
  • Whisennant, W., Forsyth, E., and Martin T. (Chapter 7). Interscholastic Sports. In Pedersen, et al. (5th Edition, 2014). Contemporary Sport Management. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. pp. 164-189.

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When he is not in the classroom, you can bet Eric is in the woods during the hunting season. He has even written stories on his bear hunting adventures, which appear in outdoor magazines. When all is said and done … if his wife can say he was a good husband and his kids can say he was a good dad, then he believes he has truly accomplished something.