Professor
Department of Human Movement Sciences

Lynn Ridinger

2018 Student Recreation Ctr
Norfolk, 23529

Dr. Lynn L. Ridinger is a Professor of Sport Management. She has served in several administrative roles including UPD, GPD, and Department Chair. Her research interests focus on psychosocial factors associated with sport involvement, sport consumer behavior, and women’s sports. Dr. Ridinger’s publications appear in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, Sport Marketing Quarterly, and the Journal of Amateur Sport. She is a NASSM Research Fellow and was a recipient of the NASSM Distinguished Sport Management Educator Award. Her teaching interests are in Sport Management & Leadership, Sport Ethics, and Sponsorship & Event Planning. Dr. Ridinger’s academic credentials include a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Central Michigan University, a master’s degree in Athletic Administration from Kent State University, and a doctoral degree in Sport Management from The Ohio State University. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, she worked as a high school athletic director and coach at Norfolk Academy.

Ph.D. in Sport Management, The Ohio State University, (1998)

M.A. in Athletic Administration, Kent State University, (1987)

B.S. in Physical Education, Central Michigan University, (1984)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Shapiro, S., Ridinger, L. L., Case, R., Reams, L. and Lyons, A. "A Profile of Visitors and Economic Impact for the 2015 AAU Junior Olympic Games" $10,000. Local. 2015 -
Shapiro, S., Gomez, E., Hill, E. L. and Ridinger, L. L. "Profile and Economic Impacts of Visitors to Norfolk, Virginia" $46,188. January 2013 - December 2013
Ridinger, L. L. "Why blow the whistle. Exploring the psychological connection of sports officials" $3,300. July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013

Expertise

Sport Involvement
Consumer Behavior
Women's Sports

Research Interests

Dr. Ridinger’s research interests focus on psychosocial factors associated with sport involvement, sport consumer behavior, and women’s sports.

Articles

Knott, S. E., Ridinger, L. L. and Makovec, K. (2017). Development of the national standards coaching efficacy scale. The Virginia Journal 38 (1) , pp. 4-6.
Ridinger, L. L., Kim, K. R., Warner, S. and Tingle, J. K. (2017). Development of the Referee Retention Scale. Journal of Sport Management , pp. 1–36.
Roxas, A. and Ridinger, L. L. (2016). Relationships of Coaching Behaviors to Student-Athlete Well-Being. Academic Perspectives in Higher Education 2 (1) , pp. 1.
Collins, D. R., Heere, B., Shapiro, S., Ridinger, L. L. and Wear, H. (2016). The displaced fan: the importance of new media and community identification for maintaining team identity with your hometown team. European Sport Management Quarterly 16 (5) , pp. 655–674.
Havard, C. T., Shapiro, S. and Ridinger, L. L. (2016). Who’s our Rival? Investigating the Influence of a New Intercollegiate Football Program on Rivalry Perceptions. Journal of Sport Behavior 39 (4) , pp. 385.
Ridinger, L. L. (2015). Contributors and Constraints to Involvement with Youth Sports Officiating. Journal of Amateur Sport 1 (2) , pp. 103–127.
Wegner, C. E., Ridinger, L. L., Jordan, J. S. and Funk, D. C. (2015). Get serious: gender and constraints to long-distance running. Journal of Leisure Research 47 (3) , pp. 305.
Shapiro, S., Ridinger, L. L. and Trail, G. T. (2013). An analysis of multiple spectator consumption behaviors, identification, and future behavioral intentions within the context of a new college football program. Journal of Sport Management 27 (2) , pp. 130–145.
Shapiro, S., Ridinger, L. L. and Trail, G. T.. (2013). The impact of a new college football program: An analysis of spectator consumption behavior, identification, and future behavioral intentions.. Journal of Sport Management.
Ridinger, L. L., Funk, D. C., Jordan, J. S. and Kaplanidou, K. Kiki. (2012). Marathons for the masses: Exploring the role of negotiation-efficacy and involvement on running commitment. Journal of Leisure Research 44 (2) , pp. 155.
Kaplanidou, K., Jordan, J. S., Funk, D. and Ridinger, L. L. (2012). Recurring sport events and destination image perceptions: Impact on active sport tourist behavioral intentions and place attachment. Journal of Sport Management 26 (3) , pp. 237–248.
Kaplanidou, K., Jordan, J. S., Funk, D. and Ridinger, L. L. (2012). Recurring sport events and destination image perceptions: Impact on active sport tourist behavioral intentions and place attachment. Journal of Sport Management 26 (3) , pp. 237–248.
Ridinger, L. L., Funk, D. C.., Jordan, J. S.. and Kaplanidou, K. (2012). Marathons for the masses: Exploring the role of negotiation-efficacy and involvement on running commitment. Journal of Leisure Research 44 (42) , pp. 155-178.
Shapiro, S. and Ridinger, L. L. (2011). An analysis of donor involvement, gender, and giving in college athletics. Sport Marketing Quarterly 20 (1) , pp. 22.
Funk, D., Jordan, J., Ridinger, L. L. and Kaplanidou, K. (2011). Capacity of mass participant sport events for the development of activity commitment and future exercise intention. Leisure Sciences 33 (3) , pp. 250–268.
Beaton, A. A., Funk, D. C., Ridinger, L. L. and Jordan, J. (2011). Sport involvement: A conceptual and empirical analysis. Sport management review 14 (2) , pp. 126–140.
Warner, S., Shapiro, S., Dixon, M. A., Ridinger, L. L. and Harrison, S. B.. (2011). The football factor: Shaping community on campus.
Warner, S., Shapiro, S., Dixon, M., Ridinger, L. L. and Harrison, S. B.. (2011). The football factor: Creating a sense of community on campus.. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics 4 , pp. 236-256.
Funk, D. C.., Jordan, J. S.., Ridinger, L. L. and Kaplanidou, K. (2011). Capacity of mass participant sport events for the development of activity commitment and future exercise intention. Leisure Sciences 33 (3) , pp. 250-268.
Beaton, A. A.., Funk, D. C.., Ridinger, L. L. and Jordan, J. S. . (2011). Sport involvement: A conceptual and empirical analysis. Sport Management Review 14 (2) , pp. 126-140.
Shapiro, S. and Ridinger, L. L. (2011). An analysis of donor involvement, gender, & giving in college athletics.. Sport Marketing Quarterly 20 (1) , pp. 22-32.
Ridinger, L. L. (2011). An exploration of antecedents and outcomes of involvement with sports officiating. Oikonomia & Athlitismos 11 (1) , pp. 34-43.
Jeon, J. and Ridinger, L. L. (2009). An examination of sport commitment of windsurfers. Journal of Sport Behavior 32 (3) , pp. 325.
Ross, S. R., Ridinger, L. L. and Cuneen, J. (2009). Drivers to divas: Advertising images of women in motorsport. International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship 10 (3) , pp. 7–17.
Redmond, M., Ridinger, L. L. and Battenfield, F. L. (2009). Website coverage of NCAA basketball: are women getting equal playing time?. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal 18 (1) , pp. 78–89.
Ross, S. R.., Ridinger, L. L. and Cuneen, J. (2009). Drivers to divas: Advertising images of women in motorsports.. International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship 10 (3) , pp. 204-214.
Jeon, J. and Ridinger, L. L. (2009). An examination of sport commitment of windsurfers.. Journal of Sport Behavior 32 (3) , pp. 325-338.
Ridinger, L. L., Funk, D. C. and others (2006). Looking at gender differences through the lens of sport spectators. Sport Marketing Quarterly 15 (3) , pp. 155.
Ridinger, L. L. and Funk, D. C. (2006). Looking at gender differences through the lens of sport spectators. Sport Marketing Quarterly 15 (3) , pp. 155-166.
Wilson, S., Van Lunen, B. L., Ridinger, L. L. and Dowling, E. A. (2005). An Assessment of High School Athletic Coaches’ Knowledge of Exercise-Induced Asthma. The Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual 20 , pp. 50.
Funk, D. C., Ridinger, L. L. and Moorman, A. M. (2004). Exploring origins of involvement: Understanding the relationship between consumer motives and involvement with professional sport teams. Leisure Sciences 26 (1) , pp. 35–61.
Ridinger, L. L. and Pastore, D. (2000). A proposed framework to identify factors associated with international student-athlete adjustment to college. International Journal of Sport Management 1 (1) , pp. 4–24.
Ridinger, L. L. and Pastore, D. L. (2000). International student-athlete adjustment to college: A preliminary analysis. NACADA Journal 20 (1) , pp. 33–41.

Book Chapters

Ridinger, L. L. and Shapiro, S. (2016). Creating community and building brand equity: Is football the answer? Case studies in sport marketing (2nd ed.) Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.
Ridinger, L. L. and Greenwell, T. C.. (2015). Ethics in the sport industry Foundations of sport management (3rd ed.) Morgantown, WV: Fit Information Technology, Inc.

Conference Proceeding

Funk, D., Ridinger, L. L. and Alvarez, D. (2008). Understanding internal and external forces in active sport participation annual meeting of the North American Society for Sport Management, Miami, FL.
Ridinger, L. L. and Pastore, D. (1999). International and domestic student athlete adjustment to college RESEARCH QUARTERLY FOR EXERCISE AND SPORT (pp. A113–A113).

Presentations

Knott, S. E. and Ridinger, L. L. (June , 2017). The art of communication: Developing a successful season with players, parents, coaches, and officials Oral Presentation CHKD Sports Medicine & ODU Summer Coaches Clinic Norfolk,VA.
Pastore, D., Baker, R., Strode, J., Lawrence-Benedict, H., Ridinger, L. L., Gillentine, A. and Baker, P. (June , 2017). Faculty entrepreneurship and sport management Demonstration NASSM Conference Denver.
Ridinger, L. L., Hardin, R., Lumpkin, A., Magnusen, M. and Achen, R. M. (June , 2017). The art and science of teaching: Translating practice into scholarship Demonstration NASSM Conference Denver.
Ridinger, L. L., Tingle, J. K., Warner, S. and Kim, K. R. (February , 2017). Motives associated with referee recruitment, retention and attrition Paper GSA Conference Ft. Lauderdale.
Ridinger, L. L., Tingle, J., Warner, S. and Kim, K. R. (June , 2016). Measuring referee retention and attrition Paper NASSM Conference Orlando.
Gillentine, A., strode, J., Ridinger, L. L., Baker, B., Baker, P. and Gary, D. (June , 2016). Sport management faculty perceptions of professional service. Other NASSM Conference Orlando.
Knott, S. E., Ridinger, L. L., Zhu, X. and Eckhoff, A. (March , 2016). Correlation of college student-athlete identity with academic performance Poster Athletes’ Rights & Empowerment Conference Philadelphia.
Redmond, M. and Ridinger, L. L. (October , 2015). Marketing youth running events: Targeting teachers Poster SMA Conference Atlanta.
Strode, J., Pastore, D., Baker, P., Cuneen, J., Gillentine, A., Gray, D., Ridinger, L. L. and Lawrence-Benedict, H. (June , 2015). Hitting the wall in academia: How to handle faculty burnout Other NASSM Conference Ottawa, Canada.
Harvard, C., Shapiro, S. and Ridinger, L. L. (October , 2014). Influence of a new intercollegiate football program on rivalry perceptions Paper SMA Conference Philadelphia.
Funk, D. C., Ridinger, L. L., Desbordes, M. and Meere, B. (October , 2014). Meet the editors Oral Presentation SMA Conference Philadelphia, PA.
Redmond, M. and Ridinger, L. L. (October , 2014). Run like a kid: Children's motives for the Final Mile Poster SMA Conference Philadelphia.
Ridinger, L. L., Pastore, D. L.., Turner, B. A.., Dixon, M. A.., Andrew, D. P.S.. and Baker, R. (May 31, 2014). Pathways and pitfalls in the journey to full professorship Oral Presentation NASSM Conference Pittsbugh, PA.
Shapiro, S. and Ridinger, L. L. (May 13, 2014). Take two? The development of an online master’s degree program as a complement to an existing face to face program: Issues and best practices. Oral Presentation Online Learning Summit Richmond, VA.
Ridinger, L. L. (April , 2014). Key components of an effective team Demonstration Norfolk,VA.
Harrolle, M., Bopp, T., Keiper, P., Ridinger, L. L. and Ryan, T. (May 30, 2013). Online Learning is Here to Stay! Sport Management and Distance Education Oral Presentation NASSM Conference Austin, TX.
Ridinger, L. L. (May 30, 2013). Why Blow the Whistle? Exploring the Psychological Connection of Sport Officials Paper NASSM Conference Austin, TX.
Hill, E. L., Ridinger, L. L., Shapiro, S. and Gomez, E. (October , 2012). An examination of motives for running in a charity event. Paper NRPA Leisure Research Symposium Anaheim, CA.
Shapiro, S., Ridinger, L. L., Gomez, E. and Hill, E. L. (October , 2012). Examining attitudes and charitable intentions at a cause-related sporting event. Paper SMA Conference Orlando, FL.
Ross, S. R.., Ryan, T. D., Andrew, D., Sagas, M. and Ridinger, L. L. (June , 2012). Behind the curtain: Insights into the faculty hiring process in sport management Other NASSM Conference Seattle, WA.
Shapiro, S., Ridinger, L. L. and Trail, G. T.. (April 19, 2012). Fan Motivation Factors for a New Football Program: Is Novelty the Driving Force? Oral Presentation CSRI Annual Conference on College Sport Chapel Hill, NC.
Ridinger, L. L. (September , 2010). Ethics and morality in sport Demonstration TCC Athletics Workshop Chesapeake,VA.
(February , 2007). Sports business careers for women Oral Presentation National Girls and Women in Sport Day Norfolk.
Ridinger, L. L. (September , 2003). Sportsmanship for high school athletes Oral Presentation TCISS Conference Norfolk.
  • 2018: Research Fellow, North American Society for Sport Management
  • 2014: Most Collaborative Award, Darden College of Education
  • 2013: Distinguished Sport Management Educator Award, North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)
  • 2011: Most Outstanding Teacher, Sport Management Association
  • 2011: Top 20 in 20: Recognizing the Top 20 articles in Sport Marketing Quarterly’s first 20 years , Fitness Information Technology, publisher of SMQ
  • 2008: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Kelly G. Moore
  • 2007: Kent City Schools Hall of Fame, Kent Board of Education
  • 1997: Dorothy Harris Endowed Scholarship, Women's Sports Foundation
  • 1997: Elsie Alberty Graduate Student Award, Ohio State University, College of Education
  • 1996: Student Writing Award, Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • 1995: NCAA Women’s Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship,