Kevin is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Ohio State and M.S. in Exercise Science from Miami of Ohio. From there he went on to become the head women’s volleyball coach at Kent State, Northwestern, and Auburn, respectively. He returned to the classroom to obtain a Ph.D. from Ohio State in sports management with a cognate in organizational behavior and theory in 2007. He has served as a member of the graduate faculty at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and Florida Southern College, the Director of the Honors Program in Business at the University of South Florida, and dean of the business schools at Barton College (NC) and the University of Findlay (OH).