Dr. Jennifer Ruddell

Adjunct Professor

Liberty University
Department of Sport Management
DH 1165
Lynchburg, VA 24502

P: (434) 592-5473

F: (434) 582-3824



EPh.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign- Leisure Studies, Sport Management
M.Ed., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign- Higher Education
B.S., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign- Leisure Studies, Sport Management

Courses Taught

SMGT 501 Social Issues in Sport Management
SMGT 502 Sport Marketing and Public Relations
SMGT 503 Ethics in Sport
SMGT 504 Foundations of Sport Ministry
SMGT 611 Foundations of Outdoor Adventure Sport
SMGT 612 Outdoor Adventure Programming
SMGT 613 Leadership and Administration of Outdoor Adventure Sport
SMGT 633 Management and Leadership in Sport 

Sport Industry Experience

Dr. Jennifer Ruddell joined the Sport Management Department in 2012 as an Online Instructor with an emphasis in Disability Sport. She has worked at many levels in sport, collegiate (University of Illinois), professional (Chicago Bulls, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), international (CD Zuharrak, U.S. Paralympics) and youth (Sports City Basketball Academy). 


Ruddell competed in wheelchair basketball at the University of Illinois where she was a four-time National Champion. Additionally, she is a two-time Paralympic gold medalist, competing in wheelchair basketball in Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008). 

Personal Statement and Favorite Scripture Verses

  • “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” (Colossians 3:23).
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