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Dr. William F. Stier Jr., Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus

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Dr. William F. Stier, Jr.
Distinguished Service Professor
College at Brockport
State University of New York
Brockport, New York 14420
 
e-mail: bstier@brockport.edu  
WEB SITE: http://www.itss.brockport.edu/~bstier/Click here for extended vita/biography

Dr. William F. Stier, Jr. directs the undergraduate sport management at the State University of New York, Brockport, where he also has responsibility for the graduate program in athletic administration. While at SUNY, he has also assumed the positions of chairperson of the physical education and sport department (1983-1986), director of intercollegiate athletics (1983-1990) as well as director of the sport coaching education program (1990-2012). During 1992-1993, he served as president of the faculty senate; and, in the fall of 1994, he was appointed graduate coordinator, a position he held until the fall of 2008. Dr. Stier has served as President and CEO of several Florida corporations within the recreation and fitness industry. He has also served as a paid consultant for numerous fitness, wellness and recreation organizations and programs as well as secondary and university sport programs, both here and abroad. In school based athletic programs, he has been athletic director and varsity basketball coach on the junior high, senior high and college/university levels for over twenty years as well as department head/chairperson of departments of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

An internationally recognized speaker in the areas of coaching and sport management (administration), Dr. Stier has been invited to speak at over 225 international (89), national (82), regional (17), and statewide (37) conferences and conventions. He has been invited to speak at the national convention of High School Coaches, two different United States Olympic Academies, the national convention of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the World University Games,
two NCAA professional development seminars, the national conference for High School Athletic Directors and Administrators, the National Collegiate Drug Awareness Conference, the national convention of the National Association of Academic Advisers for Athletics (N4A), the National Athletic Trainers Association [NATA] national conference, the National Conference on Counseling Athletes; international congresses of the  International Council of HPER-SD in Turkey, Japan as well as in Thailand; and, the National Booster Clubs of America’s annual conference.

On the international level, Dr. Stier was one of five sports scholars invited by the United States Olympic Committee to attend/speak at the international Olympic Academy in 1990. He has also been invited to speak and conduct academic and sports clinics and workshops in 18 countries: Greece, Germany, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore,  Malaysia, China, the Republic of China,  St. Kitts-Nevis, México, Canada, Jamaica,  Japan, Turkey,  Venezuela, Thailand,  Bangkok, and, of course, the United States of America. In several Southeast Asia countries, he has served as the keynote speaker in the areas of coaching and athletic management. Also, on the international front, he has spent a sabbatical leave serving as Special Assistant to the President and Visiting Professor at the National School for Sports Coaches [Escuela Nacional de Depotiva] in México City. While in México, he also taught coaching and sport classes as a Visiting Professor at the Escuela Superior Educacion Fisica [Superior Physical Education School]. In November of 2005 he was elected as Vice President for North America and the Caribbean for International Council of Health, Physical Education, Recreation·Sport and Dance (ICHPER·SD). Also, in 2005, he was also appointed Director of the Sport Management - Administration Commissionfor the 2005  international ICHPER•SD Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.

A frequent contributor to the professional literature, he has authored 383 articles in 99 different international (45), national (301), regional (1), and state (36) professional publications. Dr. Stier has also served on the editorial boards and/or the advisory review panels of fifteen(15) international and national professional journals & organizations, including (1) Sport Marketing Quarterly; (2) Athletic Management; (3) Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual; (4) International Journal of Sport Management (5) College Athletic Management  (6) Athletic Director (7) Journal of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance; (8) Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; (9) The Physical Educator; (10) ERIC Digest; (11) International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education [ICSSPE]; (12) Strategies; (13) Management Decisions; (14) Ghana Physical Education and Sport Journal; and, (15)  the  ICHPER·SD Journal of Research. He currently serves as editor of the scholarly, refereed (blind review) professional journal: the International Journal of Sport Management. In the immediate past, he served as editor for 14 years [1998 thru 2012] fo The Physical Educator,  three years [2006-2009] of the ICHPER·SD Journal of Research and also served for two years [2005-2007] as editor of the Journal of ICHPER·SD.  Finally, in 2006 he was appointed as a member of the national College Athletics Clips Advisory Panel.

Thirty of Dr. Stier’s recent publications include twenty-seven books, including (1) Successful Coaching—Strategies and Tactics; (2) Successful Sport Fund-Raising; (3) Fundraising for Sport and Recreation; (4) More Fantastic Fundraising for Sport and Recreation, (5) Coaching Modern Basketball—Hints, Strategies & Tactics; (6) Athletic Administration Policies, Procedures and Practices for Collegiate Sports; (7) Administering Universities’ and Colleges’ admissions offices; (8) Sport Management— Career Planning and Professional Preparation; (9) Resource Manual and Test Bank for Marketing, Fundraising and Promotions for Sport, Recreation and Fitness Programs; (10) Marketing, Fundraising and Promotions for Sport, Recreation and Fitness Programs; (11) Policies, procedures and practices for intercollegiate athletics; (12) Fund Raising Made E-Z; (13) Fundraising for sport; (14) Coaching—Concepts and Practices; (15) Resource manual and test bank for Management of Sport, Recreation and Fitness Programs: Concepts and Practices; (16) Managing Sport, Recreation and Fitness Programs: Concepts and Practices; (17) Problem Solving for Coaches; (18) Policies, Procedures and Practices for Intercollegiate Athletics; (19) Athletic Administration — Successful Decision Making, Risk Taking and Problem Solving, (20)  Sport Management—The Business of Sport; (21) Instructor’s Resource Manual and Test Bank for Sport Management—The Business of Sport; (22) Fundraising Projects for Sport, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Programs, (23) Coaching: Becoming a successful athletic coach, (24) Coaching: A Problem Solving Approach; (25) Fundraising and Promotions for Sport and Recreation Programs; (26) Athletic Administration: Sound Decision Making, Effective Problem Solving, and Appropriate Risk Taking; (27) Introduction to Sport Management―The Business of Sport plus  one CD [Fund Raising Made E-Z]; a monograph (Alternative Career Paths in Physical Education: Sport Management), and, a co-edited a book: Kulka, D. A. [USA], Stier, W.F., Jr., [USA], Guido Schilling, G. [Switzerland] (2004). Editors. Perspectives: Sport Governance, Berlin, Germany, ICSSPE (International Council for Sport Science and Physical Education. Two books have also been translated into two foreign languages, Chinese and Korean. He has also written several chapters in books;

Earning the rank of a full professor at age 36, he has been honored by his peers on numerous occasions. Specifically, he has been recognized as Researcher of the Year on two occasions (1988 & 1995) within New York State and received the Merit Award in Physical Education twice (1986 & 1989) by the Eastern District Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Since 1985, he has been a Research Fellow within the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). In 1991 he received the Alumni Merit Award for Scholarly Research and Contributions to the Physical Education and Sport Professions from St. Ambrose University. In 1996 he was honored with the Outstanding Professional Award in Physical Education by the EDA-AAHPERD.

At the 1999 AAHPERD convention he was awarded the 1st Annual Sport Management Achievement Award in “honor of extensive contributions to the field of Sport Management” by the Sport Management Council (SMC)/National Association for Physical Education and Sport. In 1998 he received the Outstanding Service to the College award from the State University of New York, Brockport campus.

In 2000, he was honored by being selected as one of three (3) members of the national Sport Management Council (SMC) Executive Committee. In May of 2001 he was promoted to the highest academic rank within the SUNY system, that of Distinguished Service Professor. Later, in November of 2001, he was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Cardinal Stritch University, where he had served as head basketball coach and athletic director. And, in 2003, he received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities from the State Universityof New York as well as the Honor (Fellow) Award from AAHPERD.

In the fall of 2005 he was honored by his doctoral granting institution [USD] by receiving the university’s Alumni Achievement Award. And, on the international level, Dr. Stier received that same year, in Istanbul, Turkey, the International Council of Health, Physical Education, Recreation·Sport and Dance (ICHPER·SD) Biennial Outstanding Scholar Award (in Physical Education). In 2006 he was elected as a Fellow in the North American Society of HPERSD Professionals, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the national convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). And, in the summer of 2007 he was nominated for the SUNY’S Chancellor’ Award for Faculty Service. In May of 2008, he was awarded the Biennial ICHPER-SD Distinguished Contribution Award at the ICHPER-SD Biennial Awards Ceremony in conjunction with the 50th ICHPER-SD Anniversary World Congress in Kanoya, Kagoshima, Japan, May 9 - 12, 2008.

He received the Sport Management Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award by the Southern Sport Management Conference in conjunction with Troy University's College of Health and Human Services, on April 15, 2010. And, on February 19, 2011 he received the 2011 EDA Honor Award, the highest award given to a professional (by the EDA-AAHPERD), “ . . . in recognition of outstanding service to the profession, as well as dedication to excellence as an educator, leader, advocate, and scholar.”

His most recent national award was the Luther Halsey Gulick Medal which Dr. Stier received at the 2013 National American Alliance Convention April 25, 2013. The Luther Halsey Gulick Medal is awarded as the highest honor the American Alliance can bestow in recognition of long and distinguished service to one or more of the professions represented in the Alliance.

He is a current member of the National Speakers’ Bureau of the National Association of Girls and Women in Sports. He has had several weekly TV shows, including The Bill Stier Show, Rochester, New York, dealing with current sport topics.

Dr. Stier is listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who In International Education, and has held membership in the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports; North American Society for Sport Management; and, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

His hobbies include making stained glass windows, oil painting, boating, travel, wood carving, cross country and alpine skiing, scuba diving, glass blowing/sculpturing, photography, carpentry, water skiing, G-Scale Garden Trains and raising purebred Shetland sheep dogs. He is married to the former Veronica Ann Martin and the Stiers have five children and ten grandchildren.

Selected recent honors:

 

On April 25, 2013 he received the Luther Halsey Gulick Medal which is the highest honor the American Alliance can bestow in recognition of long and distinguished service to one or more of the professions represented in the Alliance.

On February 19, 2011 he received the 2011 EDA Honor Award, the highest award given to a professional (by the EDA-AAHPERD) in recognition of outstanding service to the profession, as well as dedication to excellence as an educator, leader, advocate, and scholar.”

Received the Sport Management Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award by the Southern Sport Management Conference in conjunction with Troy University's College of Health and Human Services, April 15, 2010.

Awarded the Biennial ICHPER-SD Distinguished Contribution Award at the ICHPER-SD Biennial Awards Ceremony in conjunction with the 50th ICHPER-SD Anniversary World Congress in Kanoya, Kagoshima, Japan, May 9 - 12, 2008.

Nominated for the SUNY’S Chancellor’ Award for Faculty Service, Summer 2007.

Elected as a Fellow in the North American Society of HPERSD Professionals, 2006, inducted Salt Lake City, Utah.

Received the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation – Sport and Dance (ICHPER·SD) BIENNIAL DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION, fall 2005.

Appointed [2005] as the DIRECTOR of the SPORT MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION COMMISSION (for international Congress in Turkey) of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation–Sport and Dance (ICHPER·SD)

Received the 2005 Alumni Achievement Award from doctoral granting institution, the University of South Dakota.

Elected 2005 as Vice President for North America and the Caribbean for the International Council of Health, Physical Education, Recreation–Sport and Dance (ICHPER·SD).

 

 

 

Editorship [Current or Past Editor or Editor-in-Chief] of four scholarly, peer-reviewed, journals

            Editor of:  The Physical Educator [1998 – 2012]

Editor of: International Journal of Sport Management [1999 – present]

            Editor of: ICHPER·SD Journal of Research [2005 – 2009]

            Editor of: Journal of ICHPER·SD[2005 – 2007] 

Received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity (May 9, 2003) from the State University of New York.

Awarded the Honor Award (recognized as an Honor Fellow) on April 3, 2003 by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) in recognition of leadership and meritorious contributions and one who “exemplifies the spirit of devoted service to the professions and who have by their leadership and industry made an outstanding and noteworthy contribution to the advancement of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.”

Inducted into the Stritch University Athletic Hall of Fame in fall of 2001.

Promoted to Distinguished Service Professorship(rank above full professor) spring 2001.

In 2000, selected as one of three (3) members of the national Sport Management Council (SMC) Executive Committee — served as chair 2003.

Awarded the 1st Annual Sport Management Achievement Award in “honor of extensive contributions to the field of Sport Management” by the Sport Management Council (SMC)/National Association for Physical Education and Sport at the national convention of AAHPERD in Boston, MA., April 22, 1999.

 

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