Richard C Leonard

Richard Leonard, PhD, is currently a professor of business administration at Flagler College in Tallahassee, Florida. His primary teaching focus is in strategic management with secondary instruction in human resource management and marketing. In additions to his duties at Flagler College, Dr. Leonard is an adjunct professor of sports management at the United States Sports Academy. His principal areas of instruction at USSA are in doctoral and graduate level courses in strategic management, human resource management, event planning, fundraising, and marketing. Dr. Leonard has written numerous articles in the field of sports administration. These articles (published by the American Volleyball Coaches Association—the governing body of the sport) encompass every aspect of sport management including planning, organization, human resource management, and strategic management. His main concentration over the past 10 years has been publishing textbooks. Leonard’s textbooks include The Administrative Side of Coaching: Applying Business Concepts to Athletic Program Administration and Coaching (1st ed., 2005; 2nd ed., 2008), Fundraising for Sport and Athletics (1st ed., 2012), and Principle of Sport Administration (1st ed. 2013). Dr. Leonard holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Robert Morris University, an MBA in management from Florida Metropolitan University—Tampa College, and a PhD in administration and management from Walden University. He has certifications in strategic management and leadership from the American Management Association, as well as certifications in professional learning, collaborative learning, and classroom management. His previous professional experience was in hotel and restaurant management, community center administration, and as an NCAA Division I coach.