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Brenda A. Riemer

Graduate Program Coordinator; Professor

Brenda Riemer photo 318-N Porter Bldg.


Ph.D. - Michigan State University
M.S. - University of Illinois
B.S. - U.C.L.A.

Professional Summary

Dr. Riemer has been at EMU for 12 years. Her research areas include gender/sexuality and sport, professional mentoring, and goal orientations of sport volunteers and participants. She has earned the Marshall Service award given by the College of Health and Human Services. Dr. Riemer is the treasurer for the North American Society for Sport Sociology (and is co-organizer for the Teaching and Learning Fair for the North American Society of sport Management.) She is a contributor for the LBGT Issues in Sport Blog.

Courses Taught


  • Sport Management 425: Diversity in Sport Organizations


  • Sport Management 502:  Introduction to Athletic Administration
  • Sport Management 562:  Facilities Planning and Management
  • Sport Management 566:  Financial Administration of Physical Education and Athletics
  • Sport Management 560:  Sport Ethics
  • Physical Education 665:  Sport and Exercise Psychology

Selected Presentations and/or Publications


  • Riemer, B.A. & Zonder, E. (2012). Perceptions of Title IX by Sport Management Majors. Paper presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport conference, New Orleans, LA. Bussell, L.A. & Riemer, B.A. (2012). We're All in This Together: Gendered Role Identification in Mentor-Protégé Relationship? Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management, Seattle, WA.


  • Riemer, B.A. , Zonder, E.J., & Thomas, J.L. (2015).  Entrepreneurship and Competitive Dog Sports.  Global Sports Business Journal, 3, 16-32.
  • Riemer, B.A., Thomas, J.L., & Visio, M. (2007). Goal Orientations and Volunteers. International Journal of Sport Management, 8, 67-79.
  • Riemer, B.A. & Thomas, J.L. (2005). Achievement goal orientations in competition dog obedience participants. Journal of Sport Behavior, 28 (3), 272-281.
  • Riemer, B.A. & Visio, M.E. (2003). Gender typing of sports: An investigation of Metheny's classification. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 74 (2), 193-204.

Additional Information

The Sport Management Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.0090