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Claire C. Schaeperkoetter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Sport Management


Kinesiology and Physical Education

Research Interests:

Dr. Schaeperkoetter’s research typically relies on the intersection of organizational behavior, organizational theory, and sport finance to analyze decisions of sport leaders, sport employees, and sport participants.


  • Ph.D. University of Kansas, Sport Management
  • M.S.E. University of Kansas, Sport Management
  • B.S. Washington University in St. Louis, Psychology
  • B.S. Washington University in St. Louis, Spanish

Recent Publications:

  • Schaeperkoetter, C.C. (2017). Basketball Officiating as a Gendered Arena: An Autoethnography. Sport Management Review, 20, 128-141.
  • Schaeperkoetter, C.C., Mays, J., & Bass, J.R. (2017). “When There Was No Money In It, There Were No Men In It”: Examining Gender Differences In Qualifications of College Women’s Basketball Coaches. International Sport Coaching Journal, 4, 95-100.
  • Schaeperkoetter, C.C., Bass, J.R., & Gordon, B.S. (2015). Student-Athlete School Selection: A Family Systems Theory Approach. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 8, 266-286.
  • Katz, M., Pfleegor, A.G., Schaeperkoetter, C.C., & Bass, J.R. (2015). Factors For Success In NCAA Division III Athletics. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 8, 102-122.
  • Bass, J.R., Schaeperkoetter, C.C., & Bunds, K.S. (2015). The “Front Porch”: Examining the Increasing Interconnection of University and Athletic Department Funding. ASHE Higher Education Report, (5th ed., Vol. 41). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Recently Funded Projects

  • Schaeperkoetter, C.C. (2016). NASSM Doctoral Research Grant. “High School Sport Officiating and An Examination of Sport Employee Identification.” $1,450.
  • Schaeperkoetter, C.C. (2015). NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Award. “‘Alternative Success Theory’: An Examination of What Athletic Department Success Means for Small Colleges.” $6,000.
  • Bass, J.R., Schaeperkoetter, C.C., & Gordon, B.S. (2015). Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Database Challenge Awards. “Students Perceptions of Institutional Support for Athletics in NCAA Division I.” $2,000.

Courses Taught:

  • LESM 365 - Communication Strategies in Sport and Exercise
  • LESM 442 - Promotion of Sport and Fitness Programs
  • LESM 544 - Sport Finance

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Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education 
Anderson Hall 221
DeKalb, IL 60115
phone: (815) 753-1407
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