• Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Sport Management Program
  • Campus Address: Foust 123
  • Phone: 989-774-6610
  • Email: ballo1de@cmich.edu

​Degrees and Universities

M.S., University of New Mexico
Ph.D., University of New Mexico (Sport Management/Educational Psychology)

Courses Taught

Graduate

PES 625 Athletic Facility Design and Management
PES 635 Applied Statistics and Quantitative Research
PES 645 Sport Finance

Undergraduate

PES 218QR Sport Analytics
PES 280 Sport Economics and Finance

Research Agenda

Ballou, D. (2019, tbd). Review of the book First taste of freedom: A cultural history of bicycle marketing in the United States, by R.J. Turpin. International Journal of Sport Communication, 12:2.

Starr, R., Williams, N., and Ballou, D. (2018). Study of Authentic Leadership Change Effect in Mid-Major College Athletic Departments. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Volume 8:1, 2018.

Ballou, D., and Nordstrom, H. (2018). Safety of College Football Student-Athletes: Playing Guarantee Games against Superior Opponents. (currently under review Journal for the Study of Sport and Athletes in Education).
Ballou, D., Kartes, W., Knutson, K., and Siespetowski, J. (2018). Are Equivalency Sport (Partial Scholarship) Coaches Limited in Their Ability to Attract Student-Athletes Depending on a Recruit’s Socioeconomic status? A Study of NCAA Division I Soccer, Track and Field, Baseball, and Softball Recruiting. (currently under review Journal of Sport.

Ballou, D. As the Sport of Lacrosse Continues to Grow, have some of the Sports’ Leading Equipment Manufacturers Misrepresented the Safety of Their Equipment? Sport Litigation Alert, Volume 14:7, 2017.

Barnes, J., & Ballou, D. Using a Sport Event within Coordinated Destination Marketing: A case history of the New Mexico Bowl. Journal of Sport, Volume 3:1, 2014.

Schwarz, E., Hunter, J., Lafleur, A. Advanced Theory and Practice in Sport Marketing. Contributor From Theory to Practice post-chapter. 2nd edition, August 2012.

Refereed Conference Presentations

Starr, R., Williams, N., and Ballou, D., Study of Authentic Leadership Change Effect in Mid-Major College Athletic Departments. Presented at the 2019 College Sport Management Association (COSMA) Conference, February 7-8, Atlanta, GA.

Ballou, D., Who Owns It and For How Long? How the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 is being Tested Rigorously in Today’s Atmosphere of Instant Content Availability. Presented at the 2018 Sport and Recreation Law Association Conference, February 28 – March 3, San Antonio, Texas.

Ballou, D., Knutson, K., and Kartes, W. Are Equivalency Sport (Partial Scholarship) Coaches Limited in Their Ability to Attract Student-Athletes Depending on a Recruit’s Socioeconomic Status? A study of NCAA Division I Soccer, Track & Field, Baseball, and Softball Recruiting. Presented at the 2018 Applied Sport Management Conference, February 15 – 17, Waco, Texas.

Ballou, D., and Mumford, V. Assessing the Economic Impact of Mid-American Conference Midweek College Football Games. Accepted as a Works in Progress submission at the 2018 Applied Sport Management Conference, February 15 – 17, Waco, Texas.

Ballou, D. Too Lax in LAX? As the Sport of Lacrosse Continues to Grow in Popularity, Have the Sports’ Leading Equipment Manufacturers Misrepresented the Safety of Their Equipment? Presented at the 2017 Sport and Recreation Law Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Keiper, M., and Ballou, D. The Aftermath of Black Swan: Facilitating Meaningful Internship Experiences for Sport Management Students. Presented at the 2017 Sport and Recreation Law Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Rockey, D., Siegrist, A., and Ballou, D. To Soar to New Heights You Will Probably Need a Co-Pilot: Working with Sponsors. Presented at the 2017 South Carolina Parks and Recreation Programming Summit, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Ballou, D. To What Extent is the Safety of College Football Student-Athletes Compromised by Playing Guarantee Games Against Superior Opponents? Presented at the 2016 Sport and Recreation Law Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ballou, D. & Siegrist, A. What is the level of duty for Destination Marketing Organization related to participant safety when hosting a sporting event? Presented at the 2016 Sport and Recreation Law Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Barnes, J., & Ballou, D. Using a Sport Event within Coordinated Destination Marketing: A case history of the New Mexico Bowl. Presented at the 2012 Sport Marketing Association Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Keiper, M., & Ballou, D. Crossfit Training: Pitfalls and Legal Implications. Presented at the 2013 Sport and Recreation Law Association Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.


Professional Memberships

College Sport Management Association (COSMA)
Sport and Recreation Law Association
North American Society for Sport Management