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Anne DeMartini

Associate Professor, Department Chair


Research, Professional and Creative Activity

Area of Research:

  • Legal issues in sport 
  • Discrimination in sport 
  • Legal issues in CrossFit 
  • Sport management education

Sport and Recreation Law Association:

  • Abstract Reviewer
  • Awards Reviewer
  • Member, Teaching Committee
  • Member, Honors and Awards Committee


COSMA Presentations:

  • DeMartini, A.L., McNiff-Villemaire, J., & Duarte, B. ( 2018). Personality characteristics of sport management students: implications for teaching. Commission on Sport Management Accreditation Annual Conference. February, 2018, Jacksonville, FL.
  • McNiff-Villemaire, J. and DeMartini, A.L. (2017). Student choice. Commission on Sport Management Accreditation Annual Conference. February 2-3, 2017. Tampa, FL.

Presentations at Sport and Recreation Law Association annual conference:

  • 2017, March -  Research Misconduct: is it actionable? Is peer review enough? Sport and Recreation Law Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • 2016, February - CrossFit®,Inc. v. National Strength and Conditioning Association. Sport and Recreation Law Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • 2015 - CrossFit’s intellectual property protection strategy: Beast or bully?
  • 2014 - Protecting CrossFit’s intellectual property
  • 2013 - Apilado v. North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance:“Reverse” discrimination against straight athletes?
  • 2012 - Parkour across North America: Should schools be worried? With Jon Heshka
  • 2011- Is Parkour a problem? College and university liability for extreme sports on campus
  • 2010 - Thirty Years after Richards v. USTA:  the continued significance of  transgender athletes’ participation in sport.
  • 2009 - Teaching Sport Law to Sport Management Undergraduate Students:  A Modified Socratic Method.
  • 2009 - Parkour and the Law:  Legislation and Liability regarding l'art du déplacement.
  • 2008 - NASCAR Legal Liability: A Survey of Recent Cases. 
  • 2007 - A Keg Up On the Competition:  Potential University Liability for Official Recruiting Visit Misbehavior.  

Professional Profile


  • Juris Doctor (2006)
     - University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA
  • Masters of Education in Sports Studies (2003)
     - University of Georgia, College of Education, Athens, GA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Exercise and Sport Science (1999) University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
    - Honors: Order of Grail-Valkyries, UNC Honors Program, Earey Award for Excellence in Exercise Science, Phi Beta Kappa

Teaching and Related Service

Classes taught: 

  • Introduction to Sport Management 
  • Sport Sociology 
  • Sport Ethics 
  • Sport Law 
  • Recreation and Fitness Management 
  • Sport Management seminars 
  • Sport & Film
  • Sport Marketing 
  • Sport Finance 

College Service:

  • HTS Department Chair
  • HTS Department Search Committee Chair
  • Vice Chair Faculty Senate
  • Chair Faculty Senate Constitution Committee
  • Chair Faculty Senate Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Chair Academic Transition Committee for Dr. Joyner, Flagler College President
  • Academic Orientation Faculty
  • First Year Learning Community Faculty

More Information


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sport and Recreation Law Association
  • North American Society for Sports Management

Other Qualifications:

  • Red Cross CPR and First Aid certified
  • Georgia State Soccer Association “F” license
  • National Exercise Trainers Association Group Exercise Leader certification
  • CrossFit Level 2 trainer
  • CrossFit Kids certified trainer

Volunteer Work:

  • WJCT Radio Reading Service
  • Betty Griffin Center
  • Florida Rights Restoration Coalition 

Office Hours:

  • Monday: 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM