Academic Interests and Expertise
  • PhD. Sociology, Oklahoma State University
    “Perceptions of Campus Crime”
  • M.A. Sociology, Wichita State University
           “The Relationship of Sports Participation and Deviant Behavior in Adolescents”
  •  B.S. Social Sciences, Emphasis in History and Sociology, Kansas State University

Research Interest

        • Organizational deviance and ethical decision-making
        • Perceptions of leadership and organizational behavior
        • Organizational history
        • Coaching environments and perceptions
        • Sports criminology
        • Harm, deviance, and violence in sport
        • Social psychology, group dynamics in sport
        • Sport participation factors and barriers
        • Sociology of sport and health
Areas of Teaching Interest

Dr. Vermillion teaches a variety of courses within Sport Management, Workforce Leadership, and across campus. Courses taught include:

  • EDUC 421: Organizational Design and Engagement I
  • EDUC 422: Organizational Design and Engagement II
  • EDUC 485: Critical Organizational Studies
  • EDUC 751C: Organizational History as Leadership
  • EDUC 751D: Organizational Ethics and Decision-making
  • EDUC 751E: Leading a Remote Workforce
  • KSS 528: Sport Finance
  • SOC 111Q: Introduction to Sociology (Wichita State University)
  • SOC 323/CJ 324: Sports Criminology
  • SOC 330Q: Social Inequality and Stratification                                                       
  • SOC 399: Sports, Deviance, and Violence
  • SMGT 465: Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • SMGT 475: Sport and Physical Activity in American Culture
  • SMGT 540: Seminar in Sport Business
  • SMGT 585: Critical Sports Studies
  • SMGT 750: Sports Consumer Research
  • SMGT 750D: Sociology of Coaching
  • SMGT 750I: Sociocultural Dimensions of Sport Management                                
  • SMGT 750N: Social and Psychological Foundations of Sport
  • SMGT 750Q: Sports, Stories, and Film
  • SMGT 799: Mentoring and Networking in Sport
  • SMGT 802: Leadership and Ethics in Sport
  • SMGT 802: Ethics in Sport                                       
  • SMGT 811: Sport in Society
  • SMGT 818: Psychology of Sport
Professional Experience

Professional Experience and Responsibilities

        • 2020-2021       Interim Associate Dean, College of Applied Studies
        • 2020-2021       Chair, Athletics Taskforce (Wichita State University)
        • 2020-Present   Director, Higher Education, Leadership, and Mentoring (HELM) Program
        • 2020-Present   Associate Director, Center for Esports Research, Education, and Leadership (CEREL)
        • 2018-2019       Chair-elect, Interdisciplinary Activation Team, Wichita State University Strategic Planning
        • 2018-2020       Wichita State University strategic planning group
        • 2018-Present   Director, Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning
        • 2018-Present   Board of Directors for The Fuse
        • 2018                  Professor, Wichita State University
        • 2014-Present   Chair, Department of Sport Management
        • 2013-2014       Interim chair, Department of Sport Management
        • 2013-2018       Executive Director: Partnership for the Advancement of Sport Management (PASM)
        • 2012-2018       Associate Professor, Wichita State University
        • 2010-2015       Graduate coordinator
        • 2006- 2012      Assistant Professor, Wichita State University
        • 2006-2010       Undergraduate coordinator
        • 2007-Present   Adjunct Instructor, Wichita State University Sociology Department

Awards and Honors

        • 2020                Inductee, Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) Hall of Fame
        • “Envelope Stuffer” Award, COSMA
        • 2019                President’s Distinguished Service Award
        • 2017                Emory Lindquist Endowed Faculty Award
        • 2015                College of Education: Service Award Recipient
        • 2014-2015       WSU Online Learning Faculty Fellow
        • 2013-2014       College of Education nominee and finalist for Wichita State University young faculty scholar award
        • 2006-2012       Nominated for the Academy for Effective Teaching (AET) teaching award
        • 2008                College of Education: Research Award Recipient