Brigitte Burpo

Brigitte Burpo
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Health & Sport Sciences
SAC E 104M
brigitte.burpo @

Brigitte Burpo's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development, Specialization in Sport Administration, University of Louisville
  • M.Ed., Administration of Higher Education, Minor: Sport Management, Auburn University
  • B.S., Sales and Marketing, Tuskegee University

Research Areas

  • Strategic Resource Management
  • HBCU Athletics
  • Race and Gender in Sport


  • Qualitative Case Study
  • Qualitative Ethnography
  • Action Research

Selected Teaching Areas

  • Sport Marketing
  • Race & Sport
  • Leadership & Management in Sport

Selected Professional Service

  • Diversity Committee Chair and Director of The Counter Narrative Initiative
  • SPAD - Central High School Outreach Program Coordinator
  • SIGS Search Committee for Director of Graduate Diversity and Retention
  • University of Louisville Athletics Faculty Mentor - Football

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Favorite Nominee
  • Celeste M. Nichols Award Recipient
  • Faculty Women of Color in the Academy Conference, 2019

Selected Presentations

  • Oral Presentation, “For the culture: An analysis of attraction, identification, and retention of HBCU Classic Consumers”, College Sport Research Institute (CSRI), April 2019.
  • Oral Presentation, “Sacrificial lamb games: An analysis of the growing reliance on guarantee games for HBCU athletics”, Black Student Athlete Summit, January 2019.
  • Oral Presentation, “Barriers affecting retention of Black faculty in sport and leisure studies academic programs”, North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference, June 2018.