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Richard Hsiao

Dr. Richard Hsiao


  • Master’s degree in Exercise Science (MS), Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA), Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Doctorate in Sport Administration (PhD), Florida State University

Responsibilities and Achievements:

Dr. Richard Hsiao is an associate professor for the Sport Administration program and director of the James G. Mill Center for Health and Fitness. Before he came to IUP, he taught sport law, sport marketing, and lifetime activity courses at Florida State University for four years.

Dr. Hsiao’s marketing interest is in the the impact of strategic brand image management in international sports events and the globalization effects related to the sport business industry. He has presented at more than 50 national and international professional conferences. He writes regularly, and his published work includes articles in the Journal of Recreation and Leisure, International Journal of Aquatic Education and Research, Sport and Leisure Management International Report, and Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.


Dr. Hsiao’s primary areas of research interest are risk management and law issues in sport and the marketing of sport enterprises and service industries. His research has focused primarily on the applications of risk-management implementation and development of a risk-management model for sport organizations and facility operation.

Courses Offered:

  • HPED 292 Introduction to Sport Management
  • HPED 341 Evaluation in Health and Physical Education
  • HPED 445 Business Practices in Sport
  • HPED 460 Legal Issues in Sport
  • HPED 635 Sport Management
  • HPED 640 Research Methods of Health and Sport
  • HPED 651 Sport Business

Contact Information:

Fall 2014 Office Hours:

  • Mon: 10:30am-12:00pm By appointment
  • Tue: 1:45pm-3:15pm
  • Wed: 12:45pm-2:15pm
  • Thur: 1:45pm-3:45pm
  • Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science Department
  • Zink Hall, Room 225
    1190 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2771
  • Fax: 724-357-3777
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.