Andrew T. Pittman, PhD, is a professor in the department of health, human performance, and recreation (HHPR) at Baylor University, where he also serves as the director for the sport management program and as HHPR graduate program coordinator for admissions. Dr. Pittman has authored two other books as well as numerous chapters in books and articles in refereed journals. In addition, he is a frequent presenter at conferences ranging from the local to the international level on topics related to sport law.
Dr. Pittman is a member of many organizations, including the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; the National Sports Law Institute; the North American Society for Sports Management; the Sports Lawyers Association; and the Sport and Recreation Law Association.
John O. Spengler, JD, PhD, is currently an associate professor in the department of tourism, recreation and sport management at the University of Florida. He is the chair-elect of the safety and risk management council and a research fellow of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). He was twice named Who's Who Among America's Teachers and was named the University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance teacher of the year.
Dr. Spengler has published more than 40 scholarly and practitioner-based journal articles and has written book chapters and two other texts in the areas of sport and recreation law and safety, including Risk Management in Sport and Recreation. He has also served as a safety consultant in recreation and sport and is an experienced sport participant and sport supervisor.
Sarah J. Young, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of recreation, park, and tourism studies at Indiana University. She has 11 years of experience in administering and programming campus intramural sport programs and teaches legal aspects courses to undergraduate and graduate students in sport and recreation. Young has published numerous articles and book chapters in sport and recreation publications and has given more than 50 presentations at professional conferences. She is a member of the Sport and Recreation Law Association, the National Intramural Recreational Sport Association, and the National Recreation and Park Association.