Dr. Eric Forsyth

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Professor

Office/Department: Human Performance, Sport, and Health

Location: Physical Education Complex 224

Phone: (218) 755-2083

Box #: 29

Email: eric.forsyth@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. 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 received the distinction as a certified master 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.

CV: https://ericforsyth.efoliomn.com/CurriculumVitae

Degrees

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

Certifications

  • Certified Master Athletic Administrator, awarded Fall 2015
  • Certified Athletic Administrator, awarded Spring 2012

Teaching

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

Supervision

  • Sport Management Practicums
  • Sport Management Internships

Research Interests

With a passion for interscholastic sports and sport branding, Eric has achieved over 200 scholarly accomplishments. He has published articles in various journals, presented at various national and international conferences, written text chapters on issues related to high school athletics and sport branding, and served as co-editor for a textbook on the administration of interscholastic athletics.  The following is a list of his scholarship involvement:

  • 13 – Abstracts; refereed proceedings
  • 82 – Articles; refereed, peer-review, juried, trade (98 printings)
  • 02 – Certifications; interscholastic athletic administration
  • 06 – Consultations; interscholastic sport sponsorships
  • 50 – Presentations; refereed and invited
  • 15 – Research Studies; interscholastic sport issues
  • 10 – Reviewer; academic journals and textbooks
  • 22 – Texts & Chapters; interscholastic sport issues

Recent Work

Textbook (Refereed)

  • Blackburn, M., Forsyth, E., Olson, J. and Whitehead, B. (2013). NIAAA’s Guide to Interscholastic Athletic Administration. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 392 pages.

Textbook Chapters (Refereed)

  • Forsyth, E. North Dakota State University Athletics. In Lee, J. (2019). Branding in Higher Ed: Every University Tells A Story. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. (in review)
  • Forsyth, E. University of Wyoming Athletics. In Lee, J. (2019). Branding in Higher Ed: Every University Tells A Story. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. (in review)
  • Forsyth, E., Martin T. & Whisenant, W. (Chapter 7). Interscholastic Sports. In Pedersen, et al. (6th Edition, 2019). Contemporary Sport Management. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Forsyth, E. (Chapter 18). Mossy Oak. In Lee, J. (2018, 2nd Edition). Branded: Branding in Sport Business. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.
  • Forsyth, E. & Lee, J. (Chapter 24). Bass Pro Shops. In Lee, J. (2018, 2nd Edition). Branded: Branding in Sport Business. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.
  • Whisenant, W. Forsyth, E. & Martin, T. (Chapter 7). Interscholastic Sports. In Pedersen, et al. (2014, 5th Edition). Contemporary Sport Management. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, pp. 162-189.
  • Forsyth, E. & Olson, J. (Introduction). Challenges in Today’s Interscholastic Sport Administration. 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. In Blackburn, et al. (2013). NIAAA’s Guide to Interscholastic Athletic Administration. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, pp. 361-368.
  • Forsyth, E. (Chapter 6). Budget and Supplemental Fund Raising. In Leadership Training Course Text 799 (2013). Standards of Excellence in Interscholastic Programs. Indianapolis, IN: National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. p. 93-96.
  • Whisenant, W. & Forsyth, E. (Chapter 8). Interscholastic Sports. In Pedersen, et al. (2011, 4th Edition). Contemporary Sport Management. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. pp. 164-185.
  • Forsyth, E. (Chapter 5). Mossy Oak. In Lee, J. (2010). Branded: Branding in Sport Business. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. pp. 39-47.
  • Lee, J., Forsyth, E. & Bruce, E. (Chapter 29). Bass Pro Shops. In Lee, J. (2010). Branded: Branding in Sport Business. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. pp. 267-275.

Articles (Sport Encyclopedia)

  • Forsyth, E., National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. In Dodds, M. & Reese Jr., T. (2015). Sports Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide. Santa Barbara, CA: Mission Bell Media. pp. 163-164.
  • Forsyth, E., Brand Image. In Swayne, L.E. & Dodds, M. (2011). Encyclopedia of Sports Management & Marketing. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, pp 152-153.

Articles (Refereed)

  • Johnson, J., Forsyth, E., Whisenant, W. & Stoffer, G. (2019). Parents and Interscholastic Sport: A Mixed-Method Approach to Identify Salient Issues. Managing Sport and Leisure. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Online. Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group. DOI:10.1080/23750472.2019.1583077
  • Forsyth, E., Johnson, J., Whisenant, W. & Stoffer, G. (2019). A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Administration Issues in Interscholastic Athletics. Journal of Amateur Sport. (in review)
  • Forsyth, E., Whisenant, W., Johnson, J. & Stoffer, G. (2019). A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Decision-Making Issues in Interscholastic Athletics. Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual. (in review)
  • Forsyth, E., Whisenant, W. & Johnson, J. (2019). A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Coaches and Officials Issues in Interscholastic Athletics. (in progress)
  • Forsyth, E., Whisenant, W. & Fraina, M. (2019). A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Participation Issues in Interscholastic Athletics. (in progress)
  • Forsyth, E., Whisenant, W. & Fraina, M. (2019). A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Ethical Issues in Interscholastic Athletics. (in progress)
  • Forsyth, E. (2019). The Honey Brake Experience: Case Study. Sport Management Case Studies. (in progress)

Articles (Peer Review)

  • Forsyth, E. (2019). Contemporary Issues within High School Sports: Administrative & Finance. Indianapolis, IN: Interscholastic Athletic Administration. (in press)
  • Forsyth, E. (2019). Contemporary Issues within High School Sports: Coaches & Officials. Indianapolis, IN: Interscholastic Athletic Administration. (in press)
  • Forsyth, E. (2019). Contemporary Issues within High School Sports: Ethics & Parents. Indianapolis, IN: Interscholastic Athletic Administration. (in press)
  • Forsyth, E. (2019). Contemporary Issues within High School Sports: Participation & Sportsmanship. Indianapolis, IN: Interscholastic Athletic Administration. (in press)
  • Forsyth, E. (2013). Contemporary Issues Surrounding Interscholastic Sports: Parents Issues. Indianapolis, IN: Interscholastic Athletic Administrator. Vol. 39, No. 3, Spring, 16-17.
  • Forsyth, E. (2012). Contemporary Issues Surrounding Interscholastic Sports: Finance Issues. Indianapolis, IN: Interscholastic Athletic Administrator. Vol. 39, No. 1, Fall, 16-18.

Articles (Trade Publication)

  • Forsyth, E. (May, 2018). Contemporary Issues within High School Sports: Administrative, Classification, Coaches, Ethics, Finance, Officials, Parents, Participation, Scheduling, Specialization, Sportsmanship, Title IX & Gender Equity, Tournaments, and Other Issues: Iowa perspective. IHSADA Newsletter, Iss 2. Altoona, IA: Iowa Interscholastic Athletic Administration.
  • Forsyth, E. (February, 2018). Contemporary Issues within High School Sports: Specialization, Sportsmanship, Title IX & Gender Equity, Tournaments, and Other Issues: Minnesota perspective. MnIAAA Newsletter, Iss 1. Monticello, MN: Minnesota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Administration.
  • Forsyth, E. (November, 2017). Contemporary Issues within High School Sports: Finance, Officials, Parents, Participation, and Scheduling Issues: Minnesota perspective. MnIAAA Newsletter, Iss 3. Monticello, MN: Minnesota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Administration.
  • Forsyth, E. (May, 2017). Contemporary Issues within High School Sports: Administrative, Classification, Coaches, and Ethics Issues: Minnesota perspective. MnIAAA Newsletter, Iss 2. Monticello, MN: Minnesota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Administration.
  • Forsyth, E. (April, 2017). Contemporary Issues within High School Sports: Administrative, Classification, Coaches, Ethics, Finance, Officials, Parents, Participation, Scheduling, Specialization, Sportsmanship, Title IX & Gender Equity, Tournaments, and Other Issues: North Dakota perspective. Mandan, ND: North Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administration.

Articles (Outdoor Magazine)

  • Forsyth, E. (May / June, 2011). You Just Never Know. Bear Hunting: The Bear Hunting Authority. Clear Lake, MN: Bear Hunting Publications, Inc. Vol. 12 – Iss 3, pp. 10-12.
  • Forsyth, E. (Nov / Dec, 2010). What Are The Chances? Bear Hunting: The Bear Hunting Authority. Clear Lake, MN: Bear Hunting Publications, Inc. Vol. 11 – Iss 6, pp. 13-16.
  • Forsyth, E. (Spring, 2010). Adventures of an Amateur Bear Hunter: A Chronology. Whitetales. Grand Rapids, MN: Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. pp. 22-23.
  • Forsyth, E. (March / April, 2010). Learning From Mistakes. Bear Hunting: The Bear Hunting Authority. Clear Lake, MN: Bear Hunting Publications, Inc., Vol. 11 – Iss. 2, pp. 74-80.

Presentations (Refereed)

  • Forsyth, E., Whisenant, W. & Johnson, J. (February, 2019). How Issues Have Evolved for High School Athletics: Pre & Post Recession. Global Sport Business Association Conference: Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Forsyth, E. (February, 2017). Current Issues in Interscholastic Sports. Global Sport Business Association Conference: Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Presentations (Sabbatical Work)

  • (2018). Nissan and 4-H: Bringing Both Brands Together for a Journey of a Lifetime. Corporate presentation prepared for Nissan executives. (on behalf of Honey Brake Confluence Group)
  • (2018). 4-H Nissan Partnership: Bringing Notoriety to Nissan That is Deserving. Corporate presentation prepared for 4-H executives. (on behalf of Honey Brake Confluence Group)
  • (2018). Nissan, 4-H, and LSU College of Agriculture: Proposed Endowments in Support of 4H’s Youths and LSU Agriculture Students. Corporate presentation prepared for Nissan executives. (on behalf of Honey Brake Confluence Group)
  • (2018). Mossy Oak 4-H Partnership: What a partnership with the country’s largest youth organization can mean to Mossy Oak. Corporate presentation prepared for Mossy Oak executives. (on behalf of Honey Brake Confluence Group)

Presentations (Invited)

  • Forsyth, E. (October, 2017). Invited guest speaker at Louisiana State University for the Orientation to Graduate Studies. Topic: Publishing Research. Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Forsyth, E. (September, 2017). Invited guest speaker at Louisiana State University in two undergraduate Sport Marketing courses. Topic: Mossy Oak. Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Forsyth, E. (May, 2016). Careers in Sport Management. Invited speaker for the Bemidji Middle School Annual Job Fair, presented two 45-minute sessions.

Reviewer

  • Journal – To date I have reviewed three submissions for the International Journal of Sport Communication, and one submission for the Journal of Amateur Sport.
  • Program – I was invited to review Mayville State University sport management program.
  • Textbook – To date I have reviewed six textbooks for various publishers.

Professional Service

  • Advisory Board – Honey Brake Confluence Group.
  • Foundation Board – Honey Brake Confluence Group.
  • Founding Member – NASPE / NIAAA Graduate Curriculum Standards for High School & Middle School Sport Leaders.
  • Past President – Minnesota Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Recognition

  • 2018 – Selected as most influential academic advisor.
  • 2012 – Selected as most influential academic advisor.
  • 2008 – Student advisory recognition.
  • 2005 – Student advisory recognition.

Other Information

On a personal note: 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. He is a member of the ‘Iron Butt Association’ for riding his motorcycle 1,000 miles in under 24-hours; three times.  Furthermore, he is a member of the ‘Motorcycle Road Warrior Association’ having logged over 75,000 miles. After a 35-year hiatus, he has also started playing the drums again. Most importantly, 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.