Articles & Publications

Dr. John Gerdy's writings are published in a variety of journals, magazines, and books.



  • “Athletic Director Authority in Division I  Intercollegiate Athletics: Perceptions of Athletic Directors and University Presidents”. International Sports Journal. Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer, 1998.
  • “An Assessment of the Educational Levels of NCAA Division I Coaches.”  The National Review of Athletics,  January, 1994


  • “Sports in Schools: The Elephant in the Room of Education Reform”. Battleground Schools. 2008. Edited by Sandra Mathison and E. Wayne Ross. Greenwood Press, Westport, CT.
  • “Rethinking the Role of Sports in Our Schools”. Learning Culture Through Sports.  2006. Rowman and Littlefield Education. Lanham, Maryland.


  • “Extracurricular Choices for a Global Age”. Education Week . Published Online: June 26, 2009.
  • “Collegiate Model Needs More Separation”. The NCAA News. January 3, 2005.
  • “Slam Dunking in the Information Age”. Point of Contact: A Publication on Verbal and Visual Arts. 2004.Vol. 7, No. 1-2. Syracuse University Press. Syracuse, NY.
  • “Winning Remains Main Barrier to Reform”. The NCAA News. April 14, 2003
  • “Have College Athletics Become Destructive in America?” Professional Ethics: A Multidisciplinary Journal. Volume 9, Number 2, Summer 2001. Southern Methodist University’s Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Policy.
  • “Competition at What Price? Rethinking the Role of Athletics in Our Schools”. The College Board Review. No. 198, Winter 2003.
  • “A Sporting Chance for Civility”. Trusteeship. May/June, 2002.
  • “Coaches Need to Earn “Teacher” Descriptor”. NCAA News. April 1, 2002.
  •  “Athletic Victories, Educational Defeats: Big-Time Sports Distorts Educational Values. Faculty Members Need to Restore a Better Balance”. ACADEME. Jan/Feb, 2002, Vol. 88, No. 1.
  • “Facing Up to the Conflict Between Athletics and Academics”. Association of Governing Boards Priorities. No. 16, Summer, 2001.
  • “Change in Culture Begins From Within”. NCAA News. June 5, 2000.
  • “Slam Dunk is Not Life’s Ultimate Experience”. Black Issues in Higher Education. April 27, 2000, Vol. 17, No.5.
  • “Hold That Line: To What Extent is Your University Willing to Compromise Academic and Fiscal Integrity in the Quest for Athletic Success?”. Trusteeship. September/October, 1998.
  • “A Suggestion for College Coaches: Teach by Example”. Black Issues in Higher Education,  August 12, 1997, Vol. 14, No. 12.
  • “Athlete Welfare Part of Institutional Control”. The NCAA News, March 7, 1997.
  • “Team Spirit, Let’s Hear It: Coaches and Athletic Administrators Must Become Better Team Players in Institutional Advancement”. Case Currents. March, 1997.
  • “Time Out for Freshman Eligibility”. The College Board Review, November, 1996, No. 179.
  • “Student-Athletes, The World Bank and The United Nations”. Black Issues in Higher Education, August 22, 1996, Vol. 13, No. 13.
  • “Excessive Zeal to Win a Loser for Athletes” NCAA News. April 22, 1996



  • “Blow the Whistle on Athletics Coaches”. Trusteeship. November/December, 1995, Vol. 3, No. 6.
  • “End Zone Celebrations Are Not The Real Problem.”  The Sporting News. October 2, 1995.
  • “Community Service and College Athletics: Justifying Athletics’ Place on Campus.”  Athletic Administration. October, 1995, Vol. 30, No.5.
  • “The Case Against Athletic Stipends.” The Sporting News. April 10, 1995.
  • “A Deal That Works For Student-Athletes.”  NCAA News.  January 4, 1995.
  • “Breathing Life Into Principles of Student-Athlete Welfare.”  National Association of Athletics Compliance Coordinators Newsletter.  Winter, 1994.
  • “How Televised Sports Can Further the Goals of Higher Education.”  The Chronicle of Higher Education. December 7, 1994
  • “NCAA Presidents:  Walking the Walk?”  NABC Courtside.  July-August, 1994.
  • “You Reap What You Sow:  Large Minority Student-Athlete Pool Not Effectively Utilized.”  Black Issues in Higher Education, August 11, 1994
  • “Student-Athlete Development – An Institutional Responsibility.”  The Academic Athletic Journal,  Spring, 1994.
  • “Restoring Trust in Higher Education:  Athletics’ Role”  The College Board Review,  No. 170, Winter 1993/94.
  • “What is an `Ethics Convention’ About?”  NCAA News,  November 22, 1993.
  • “New Standards Require Planning.”  NCAA News. November 2, 1992.
  • “Faculty and College Athletics Reform:  Seizing the Moment.”  The Educational Record, Vol. 73, No. 3, Summer 1992.
  • “The Compliance Community:  Who We Are, What We Do, and Where Are We Going?”  National Association of Athletics Compliance Coordinators Newsletter, April 1992.
  • “Rewriting Coach’s Job Description.”  Athletics Administration, October 1991.
  • “A Proposal to Make ’90’s Decade of Student-Athlete.”  NCAA News, September 10, 1990.
  • “Cleaning the NCAA Slate:  Compliance Framework Ensures Integrity.”  Center For Study of Sport in Society Digest, Fall, 1990.
  • “NCAA Legislative Services:  A Changing Image.”  Athletic Administration, December, 1988; CFA Sidelines, February, 1989; and, The American Football Coaches Association, 1989 Summer Manual.
  • “Should College Athletes Be Paid?”  The College Board Review, No. 143, Spring 1987.
  • “No More Dumb Jocks.”  The College Board Review, No. 143, Spring 1987.
  • “NCAA Ruling on Commercialism Needs Change.”  Accepted for publication by The Chronicle of Higher Education, 1986.