Susan Brown Foster, PhD, CRSS Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Athletics & Recreation and Education & Schools

Specialty Focus:

Negligence, sport, personal injury, premises liability, sports officiating, softball, basketball, goalball, volunteers, coaching, risk management in sport, physical education, athletics, waivers, Fair Labor Standards Act & Interns


B.S., Florida State University; M.S., Eastern Illinois University; PhD, The Ohio State University

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Dr. Foster has a 30+ year career involving sport. Before starting her consulting business, she was the founding chair of the Department of Sport Management at Saint Leo University in Florida. Prior to this role, she had professional roles as a softball, volleyball, and goalball official, high school softball and volleyball coach, and college intramural administrator. Risk management in sport and development/evaluation of risk management plans for small to mid-size sport facilities/organizations is a strength. Professional Affiliations (Current) - Sport and Recreation Law Association - Sports Lawyers Association - National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association - North American Society for Sport Management Scholarship Authored 17 professional journal/newsletter articles with 10 of these covering legal issues tied to internships & the law (specifically the FLSA, waivers, & risk management). Publications appear in leading sport publications & the law 60+ Presentations