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Jennifer Ruddell

Jennifer Ruddell, Ph.D

Adjunct Professor

(434) 592-5473
(434) 582-3824 (fax)

DeMoss, Room 1314


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

Courses Taught

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


Jennifer 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).

Dr. Ruddell joined the Sport Management Department at Liberty 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)
  • Youth (Sports City Basketball Academy)

Favorite Scripture Verse

“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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