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Ray Cotrufo

Raymond, J. Cotrufo, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Sport Management Department at SUNY Cortland. Prior to coming to Cortland, Dr. Cotrufo taught multiple courses at the University of Connecticut, including Introduction to Sport Communication and Sport in Society. He also previously worked in sports information for Division III Worcester Polytechnic Institute and in sales and marketing for three Minor League Baseball clubs ranging from the A to AAA levels. He teaches undergraduate courses in sport tourism and intercollegiate athletics management, as well as graduate courses in intercollegiate athletics management, research methods, and sport marketing. Dr. Cotrufo also currently serves on several committees in the Sport Management Department.


Ph.D., Kinesiology (Sport Management) from the University of Connecticut
Cognate Areas: Research Methods, Organization Behavior
Dissertation Title: Examining the Influence of Ethical and Authentic Leadership Behaviors of NCAA Division I Athletic Directors
M.S., Sport Management from California University of Pennsylvania
Concentration in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration

B.A., French from the University of Connecticut

B.S., Industrial Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Undergraduate Courses

SPM 247 – Introduction to Intercollegiate and Scholastic Sport
SPM 329 – Special Topics in Sport Management
SPM 355 – Sport Tourism

Graduate Courses

SPM 647 – Intercollegiate Athletics Management
SPM 650 – Research Methods in Sports Management
SPM 660 – Sport Marketing


Peer Reviewed Articles

Dodds, M., Snyder, D., & Cotrufo, R. J. (in press). The Ultimate Penalty Box, JOPERD: The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, expected publication 2015.

Mazerolle, S.M., Burton, L. J. & Cotrufo, R. J. (2014). The Experiences of Female Athletic Trainers in the Role of the Head Athletic Trainer. Journal of Athletic Training, accepted for publication September 2013.

Fuller, R. D., Percy, V., Bruening, J. E., & Cotrufo, R. J. (2013). Positive Youth Development: Minority Male Participation in a Sport-Based Afterschool Program in an Urban Environment, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 84(4), 469-482.

Bruening, J. E., Fuller, R. D., Cotrufo, R. J., Madsen, R. M. & Wilson-Hill, D. E. (2013). Applying Intergroup Contact to the Sport Management Classroom. Sport Management Education Journal, accepted for publication November 2013.

Book Chapters and Monographs

Cotrufo, R. J. (2014). “Intercollegiate Athletics.” In Sport Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide (Reese, J. and Dodds, M., Eds.) Golson Media: Croton-on-Hudson, NY.


SUNY Cortland Sport Management Department

COSMA Accreditation Committee (2014-)
Curriculum Committee (2014-)
Graduate Advisory Committee (2014-)
Personnel Committee (2014-)