Awards & Memberships

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2018 Saint Louis University Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business Fr. Thomas M. Knapp, S. J. Distinguished Faculty Award (April 27, 2018)

2017 Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport Best Paper Award (March 3, 2018) 

2017 Saint Louis University Student Government Association Faculty Excellence Award (May 4, 2017)

2016 Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business Diamond Publication Research Award (April 29, 2016)

2016 Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business Tenured Faculty Service Award (April 29, 2016)

2015 Saint Louis University Most Influential Person (May 12, 2015)

2015 Saint Louis University Leadership and Service Award Nomination: Faculty Commitment to Experiential Learning (April 23, 2015)

2015 Saint Louis University Student Government Association Faculty Excellence Award (April 14, 2015)

2014 Saint Louis University Student Government Association and Vice President for Academic Affairs Faculty Excellence Award (April 14, 2014)

2014 Saint Louis University Alumni Relations Spirit of the Billiken Award Faculty Mentor
(Student Award Recipient: Barrett Lanham)
(February 15, 2014)

2013 Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business Nokyoon Kwak Research Award (May 2013)

2012-2013 Saint Louis University Avis E. Meyer Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award (April 2013)

2012 Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business Tenure-Track Faculty Service Award (May 2012)

Sport Business International 2010 Top 20 Most Influential Sports Lawyers (November 2010)

SportBusiness staff, readers, and Andy Brown (Editor, World Sports Law Report) nominate the most influential lawyers in the sports industry over the past year and explain why they made the list. The Sport Business International Journal is widely acknowledged as the most comprehensive publication for the international sport industry.

Paul Simon Outstanding Scholar Award (February 2007)

(Nomination by Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville Department of Kinesiology and Health Education Faculty and Director of Athletics)

NCAA DI Amateurism Fact-Finding Committee (September 2006)

(Nomination by the Missouri Valley Conference)


  • International Masters of Gaming Law
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business
  • Saint Louis Sports Commission
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • National Association for Athletics Compliance
  • Indiana University Alumni Association Board – St. Louis Chapter
  • Law and Society Scholarship Network of Southern Illinois University
  • Association for the Study of Sport and the European Union
  • Sport and Recreation Law Association
  • North American Society for Sport Management
  • Thessaloniki Bar Association RN 6586 (Licensed lawyers of the District of Thessaloniki)
  • Greek Basketball Coaches’ Association RN 2041 (Licensed Basketball Coaches certified by the General Secretary of Sports under the Ministry of Culture)
  • Sports Law Reporter
  • Certified Professor of the English language Accredited by the Ministry of Education
  • European Association of Sports Management
  • International Association on Sports Law
  • Foreign Press Association of Greece