College of Business
School of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Sport Management, and Hospitality and Tourism Management
Dr. Grappendorf is an Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director in Sport Management at Western Carolina University. Before arriving at WCU, Dr. Grappendorf was an Associate Professor, and Graduate Coordinator at the University of Cincinnati. She holds a PhD from the University of New Mexico in Sport Administration. Dr. Grappendorf has taught a variety of sport management undergraduate and graduate courses. She has published near 30 articles, 11 book chapters, and has numerous national and international presentations.
Dr. Grappendorf teaches a variety of classes including Introduction to Sport Management, Global Issues in Sport, Sport Media, and a graduate level Administration & Governance class.
Dr. Grappendorf research interests related to the sociological reasons and barriers to the careers of women in sport management and leadership.