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James W. Satterfield, Jr. - Outstanding Young Alumnus Award Recipient

by Chris Vilag, Published April 10, 2012


James W. Satterfield, Jr. (EDD02) is currently an Associate Professor at Clemson University in Educational Leadership and Higher Education.

He is an expert in studies about the integration of the academic experience into high school and college programs serving athletes. Dr. Satterfield was assistant professor and coordinator of the master's in higher education at the University of Texas, El Paso from 2002 to 2007.

As a scholar, Dr. Satterfield has published more than 20 scholarly articles and book chapters and made more than 40 presentations at both national and international conferences. He is one of the authors of the book Sports & Athletics in Higher Education. In addition to his publications and presentations, he is the founder and co-editor of the Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education.

Satterfield is one of the founders of a special interest group to study athletics and academics through the American Educational Research Association, the primary education research organization in this country. His research has made a significant contribution to the beginning of a dialogue between the research community and the NCAA.

At Clemson since 2007, he continues his work as a researcher, faculty and mentor to his students. Having developed remarkable expertise in high school and college athletics and the role it plays in the academic lives of athletes and the culture of the schools, Jim has become a pioneer in this area of study.

Dr. Satterfield was born in Ypsilanti. His father, James W. Satterfield, Sr., earned a master's degree in education from EMU in 1969. He resides in Greenvile, S.C.

Join us for the 51st Annual Alumni Awards Dinner, Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, to celebrate James' accomplishment. more information can be found at: