Dr. Fuller (Assistant Professor of Sport Management) is in his fourth year at Alfred State. A former Division I football player, two-time All-Big East selection and Draddy Trophy finalist (awarded to the nationâ€™s top scholar-athlete), Dr. Fuller graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Ph.D in Sport Management. In addition, Dr. Fuller possesses a Masterâ€™s degree in Sport Management and a Bachelor degree in Finance. Prior to coming to Alfred State, he served as an instructor at the University of Connecticut.Teaching Overview:
Dr. Fuller teaches the following courses at Alfred State:
In addition to his academic experience, Dr. Fuller possesses â€œreal worldâ€ experience as he has worked for intercollegiate and community sport organizations. Dr. Fuller worked in the University of Michiganâ€™s Athletic Department â€“ specifically in the Sport Marketing Department. Moreover, Dr. Fuller worked as a program coordinator for Husky Sport, a community sport program. As program coordinator, he was responsible for the administration of a sport-based youth development program for adolescent males (ages 9-13) in the inner city of Hartford. Also, Dr. Fuller served as Alfred Stateâ€™s NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative. Among his duties, he acted as a consultant to the athletic department on matters of compliance, institutional control and student-athlete well-being.Research:
Recent Scholarly Activities:
Fuller, R.D. (in press). Race in Pads and Race in Class?: An Examination of Perceptions of Stereotypes and Racial Discrimination among African American Male College Athletes. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 7, 190 - 209.
Fuller, R.D. Percy, V.E., Bruening J.E., & Cotrufo, R.J., (in press). Positive Youth Development: Minority Male Participation in a Sport-Based After-School Program in an Urban Environment. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Science.
Bruening, J.E., Cotrufo, R.J., Fuller, R.D., Madsen, R.M., Wilson-Hill, D., (accepted). Applying Intergroup Contact Theory to the Sport Management Classroom. Sport Management Education Journal.
Martin, B.E., Harrison, C.K., Fuller, R.D. (accepted).â€œEagles donâ€™t fly with sparrowsâ€ Self-determination theory (SDT), African American male scholar-athletes and peer group influences on motivation. Journal of Negro Education.
Stadler Blank, A., Sweeney, K., Fuller, R.D. (2013).Room for Growth in American Professional Sports: The Value of Appealing to a Diverse Audience. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference, Austin, TX. May 2013.
Bruening, J.E., Fuller, R.D., Percy, V.E. (2013). A Multilevel Analysis of the Lifespan of the Campus-Community Partnership: From Initiation to Restructuring. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference, Austin, TX. May 2013.
Fuller, R.D. (2012). A tipping point? The impact of stereotypes and racial discrimination on the academic outcomes of African American male college athletes. Paper presented the CSRI Scholarly Conference on College Sport, Chapel Hill, NC. April 2012.
Bruening, J.E., Madsen, R.M., Fuller, R.D., Wilson-Hill, D., & Cotrufo, R.J. (2011). Applying Intergroup Contact Theory to the Sport Management Classroom. Symposium at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference, London, Ontario, Canada. June 2011.
Dr. Rhema Fuller is in his fourth year as an Assistant Professor in the Business Department. His primary area of teaching is within the Sport Management programs. Prior to accepting a position at Alfred State, Dr. Fuller completed a doctoral degree at the University of Connecticut. While in Connecticut, he worked for three years as a coordinator for a sport-based youth development program in the inner city of Hartford for minority adolescent males. He also spent some time working in the Sports Marketing Department at the University of Michigan.