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Dr. Eric Kramer

Assistant Professor
Sch Kinesiology & Recreation
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Eric Kramer is an Assistant Professor in the Sport Management program in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation. Eric joined the Redbird faculty in Fall 2022. Prior to his time at Illinois State, Eric spent 19 years as an administrator in intercollegiate athletics at Wichita State University and Missouri Western State University. He received his B.S.B.A in Management from the University of Missouri-Columbia, his M.Ed. in Sport Administration from Wichita State University, and PhD in Sport Management from Troy University.

Current Courses

382.001Legal Aspects Of Recreation & Kinesiology

382.002Legal Aspects Of Recreation & Kinesiology

382.001Legal Aspects Of Recreation & Kinesiology

430.001The Sport Industry

430.002The Sport Industry

Research Interests & Areas

Governance in Intercollegiate Athletics
College Athlete Development
College Athlete Transfers

PhD Sport Management

Troy University
Troy, AL

M.Ed. (Master of Education) Sport Administration

Wichita State University
Wichita, KS

BBA Management

University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO

Designated as one of the "Fifty Leading Sports Law Experts" by Hackney Publications

Hackney Publications

Journal Article

Kramer, E. G. (2023). Decisions, decisions: Analyzing college choice amongst NCAA Division II transfer and non-transfer athletes. Journal of Athlete Development and Experience, 5(2), 75-89.


Kramer, E. G., Molina, S. L., & Dodd, R. (2023, March 22-24). College student-athletes perceptions of their academic performance and relationships with faculty during a time of academic disruption [Poster presentation]. College Sport Research Institute, Columbia, SC, United States.
Kramer, E. G. (2023, February 22-25). The future of the NCAA transfer market in the aftermath of NCAA v. Alston [Conference presentation]. Sport and Recreation Law Association National Conference, Las Vegas, NV, United States.

Grants & Contracts

University Research Grant. Provost's Office. Illinois State University. (2023)
CAST Presentation Travel Grant. College of Applied Science & Technology. Illinois State University. (2022)