Robert (Robin) E. Ammon

Robert (Robin) E. Ammon Jr,  graduated with an EdD in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. His areas of research include: crowd management, legal liabilities in sport, risk management in sport and athletics, and premises liability. Currently he is an associate professor and Chair of the Kinesiology and Sport Management Division at the University of South Dakota. Dr. Ammon has written extensively with over 25 articles in refereed journals, 17 chapters in sport management books, and five textbooks. He has presented over 85 times at local, regional, national and international conferences on a variety of topics including facility, legal, crowd management and security issues. For the past 12 years Dr. Ammon has served as an expert witness in numerous court cases regarding several of these issues. Before entering the academic arena, he was involved in intercollegiate athletics for 10 years as a coach and administrator. In addition, he has been associated with special events as a practitioner since 1976. This experience has included various Super Bowls, the 2011 Winter Classic, professional and collegiate athletic events, and hundreds of concerts all across North America.