Amanda Curtis

Assistant Professor of Sport Management

What makes Lake Erie College a unique place?

  • Lake Erie College offers a unique, interdisciplinary approach to sport that few other small colleges can offer. We offer both a Sports Management major as well as a Sports Studies major which allows the student to learn about sport through the path they find most interesting focusing either more on the business or cultural aspects of sport and the sport industry. Ultimately either degree will prepare students to work in or out of the sport industry while also preparing those who wish to pursue graduate studies. We are able to combine a large university program with the small college experience.

Degrees:

  • Ph.D., Health and Sport Studies, University of Iowa
  • M.S. Ed., Sport Science and Coaching, University of Akron
  • B.A. , Physical Education, English, Albion College

Courses Taught:

  • SA 101 - Introduction to Sport Management
  • SA 110 - History of Global Sport
  • SA 111 - History of Sport in America
  • SA 204 - Sports Communication
  • SA 220 - Sport Sociology
  • SA 221 - Sport Psychology
  • SA 301 - Gender, Sport and Culture
  • SA 322 - Sport in New Media

Research/Creative Activity Interests:

  • Primary focuses:
    • Gender issues in Sport History and Sport Sociology
    • Sport and the Military
    • Sport Media

Awards/Professional Memberships:

  • North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)
  • North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS)

Publications (Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations):

  • Curtis, Amanda K. (2015). Isn’t it Ironic?: The Threat of Female Physicality in Physical and Military Training at West Point, 1976-1980. Presentation at the annual meeting of the North American Society for Sport History. Miami, Florida. May.
  • Curtis, Amanda K. (2014). Sugar Smacked: Women’s Basketball and the Integration of the United States Military Academy, 1976-1980. Presentation at A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America conference. Green Bay, WI. May.
  • Curtis, Amanda K. (2011). Princess or Player?: Women’s Sport Film and the Disney Prototype. Presentation at the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. Minneapolis, Minnesota. November.
  • Parratt, C., Hodler, M., Curtis, A. & Smith, M. (2011). "Where’s the History Here?” SkIowaye, Ceilidh and History as Public Engagement. Presentation at the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. Minneapolis, Minnesota. November.
  • Parratt, C., Hodler, M., Curtis, A. & Smith, M. (2011). "Sport History in the Academy: Transatlantic & Generational Perspectives.Presentation at The Future of Sport History in Academia conference. Huddersfield, England. June.
  • Curtis, Amanda K. (2010).Beyond Workers and Warriors: The Contributions of Collegiate Women to the World War II War Effort. Presentation at the annual meeting of the North American Society for Sport History. Orlando, Florida. May.
  • Curtis, Amanda K. (2009). ‘That’s A Fact’: Cultural Constructions of Hegemonic Masculinity and Military Service in G.I. Jane. Presentation at the annual meeting of the North American Society for Sport History. Ashville, North Carolina. May.