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Dr. AJ Grube, Dean

Angela Grube


College of Business

School of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Sport Management, and Hospitality and Tourism Management

Contact Information

Office: 124 Forsyth Building
Pronouns: she / her / hers


Dr. Grube serves as Dean of the College of Business and holds the rank of professor of Sport Management. She earned her Ph.D. from The Florida State University in 1998, an M.P.A. from Georgia College and State University in 1994, an M.S. in sport management from Georgia Southern University in 1991, and a B.B.A. in marketing and management from Georgia College in 1990.<br><br>Dr. Grube worked for six years in the Cape Cod Baseball League – three years as Asst. General Manager for the Chatham A’s and three years as General Manager of the Wareham Gatemen. Before pursuing her Ph.D., she worked for the Ivan Allen College of Management at Georgia Tech and BellSouth Advertising and Publishing Company. While at Florida State, she was a graduate assistant in the Department of Athletics.<br><br>Since arriving at Western Carolina University in 1999, Dr. Grube has served as Assistant to the Chancellor for Equal Opportunity Programs, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Director of the School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, and Business Law, and Interim Associate Dean for the College of Business. In addition, Dr. Grube served for twelve years as WCU's Faculty Athletics Representative. In this role, she also served a term as President of the Southern Conference. Further, she has been a member of the NCAA’s Committee on Institutional Performance and a member of the NCAA’s Legislative Committee.


  • Ph D, Florida State University, Sport Management
  • MPA, Georgia College & State University, Public Administration
  • MS, Georgia Southern University, Sport Management
  • BBA, Georgia College & State University, Marketing and Management

Teaching Interests

Sport Management Strategy<br>Introduction to Sport Management<br>Sport Management Internship Supervision<br>Sport Management Apprenticeship Supervision<br>Global Sport and Culture<br>Sport History<br>Sport Governance<br>Intercollegiate Athletics

Research Interests

Title IX<br>College athletics<br>Sport management pedagogy

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