This special issue of Journal of Intercollegiate Sport (JIS) highlights the need for ethical leadership, explores enhancing ethical leadership and ethical decision making, and examines ways to reduce unethical behavior in intercollegiate athletics.
Leadership in intercollegiate athletics has reached a tipping point. As we have witnessed innumerable scandals and inappropriate activities, we are left to wonder why leaders in intercollegiate athletic administration are failing student-athletes. Given that scholars and officials, both within and outside of sport management, have called for reform of university governance of athletic programs (see Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, 2010) and reform of enforcement processes at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), we call attention to the need for evaluation of leadership as an integral component to reform of intercollegiate athletics. In particular, there is a need for research examining ethical leadership in intercollegiate sport. This special issue of Journal of Intercollegiate Sport (JIS) provides a platform for the examination of ethical leadership in intercollegiate athletics and fosters its study and practice in the field.
Introduction to the Special Issue
Ethical Leadership in Intercollegiate Sport: Challenges, Opportunities, Future Directions Laura Burton and Jon Welty Peachey
Special Issue Articles
College Athletes’ Rights in the Age of the Super Conference: The Case of the All Players United Campaign Ellen Staurowsky
Ethical Leadership in College Athletics Peter Paul Roby
Gray Area Ethical Leadership in the NCAA: The Ethics of Doing the Wrong Things Right Michael Sagas and Brian J. Wigley
Sport: An Ethos Based on Values and Servant Leadership Joy T. DeSensi
The Relationship Between Transformational Leadership, Leader Effectiveness, and Turnover Intentions: Do Subordinate Gender Differences Exist? Janelle E. Wells, Jon Welty Peachey, and Nefertiti Walker
The Transfer Effect: A Critical Race Theory Examination of Black Male Transfer Student Athletes’ Experiences Joseph N. Cooper and Billy Hawkins