Susan Brown Foster, PhD, CRSS Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Sport Business Consulting, LLC
  • Phone: (813) 948-6615
  • Cell: (813) 389-4282
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Athletics & Recreation and Education & Schools

Specialty Focus: Negligence, sport, Waivers, FLSA/Interns, Officiating, Goalball, Volunteers, Softball, coaching, premises liability, basketball, risk management

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

Years in Practice: 30+


Additional Information

Areas of Expertise for Consideration Liability waivers in sport Risk management plans, audits for sport events/facilities Personal injury in recreation & sport Experience in sports officiating & coaching in softball, volleyball, goalball Legal issues involving the FLSA & unpaid internships in sport management Premises liability in recreation facilities Scholarship Lead Co-Author (2 editions) - Experiential Learning in Sport Management: Internships and Beyond 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 Employment and Experiential Summary Full Professor–Saint Leo University Sport Business (FL)–2003–19 Founding Department Chair (5 years)–Hired to create the Department of Sport Business (Flagship Program - School of Business) Designed curriculum & developed courses for the MBA-Sport Business online degree program; hired faculty Taught undergraduate & graduate risk management & legal issues in sport classes, senior seminar, facility & recreation management Designed 5-phase experiential learning program (volunteer>>senior internship); supervised interns Involved students in conducting risk management facility audits Teaching/Coaching Experience Spent higher education career (30+ years) teaching sport risk management & legal issues classes Taught the anatomy of a lawsuit, court system, & accident/injury cases applied to sport Varsity Softball & Volleyball Coach, PE Instructor Administrator youth league sports Sports Officials Experience National & International Goalball Official–Head Official–United States–11 years Conducted national officiating clinics to certify goalball officials Scheduled officials Officiated the 1992 (Barcelona) & 1996 (Atlanta) Paralympic Games Softball–HS & recreational youth & adult leagues HS volleyball