Donna Pastore

Faculty Mentor
Professor, College of Education and Human Ecology
Department of Human Sciences, Columbus Campus

Dr. Donna Pastore is a professor of Sports Management in the Department of Human Sciences. She came to The Ohio State University in 1991 after serving on the faculty at the Beaver Campus of Penn State University. She served as the director of the School of Physical Activity & Educational Services from 2005 to 2010. She coached college softball for six years and earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and her master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Florida. She received her doctorate in Physical Education/Athletic Administration from the University of Southern California.

Her research, focusing on intercollegiate athletic issues, has been published in numerous professional journals. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and delivered more than 200 presentations. She served as the president of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport from 1997 to 1998. In 1995, she was awarded the prestigious Mabel Lee Award by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Dr. Pastore received the Alumna of Outstanding Achievement Award from The University of Florida in 1997. In 2002, she was awarded the prestigious Earle F. Zeigler Lecture Award by the North American Society for Sport management. Currently, she is the editor of the International Journal of Sport Management.