Dr. Paul Milton

Associate Professor
Rybolt Sports Sciences Center
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Dr. Paul R. Milton is currently an associate professor, chair of the Department of Sport Management and coordinator of the MBA concentration in sport management in the College of Business & Economics at Ashland University.

Entering his eighth year on the faculty, Dr. Milton teaches the business and finance of sports, professional seminar, sport management, sport marketing and promotions and the graduate field experience course. Dr. Milton is a native Californian and earned a Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California-Davis. He holds a Master’s in intramural administration from Michigan State University and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in education from Kent State University.

Dr. Milton’s research interests are varied, but focus mainly on the impact of recreational sports programs on student learning, recruitment and retention, as well as research on academic success among intercollegiate athletes.  His latest manuscript, "Sponsorship of Intercollegiate Athletics and a Unique Approach to Reducing or Eliminating Culpability for Unrelated Business Income Tax" was written as a collaborative effort and was recently accepted for publication in the Applied Research and Coaching and Athletics Annual.

Dr. Milton was reappointed to a third three-year term as editor of the Recreational Sports Journal, the scholarly, peer-reviewed journal of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. He also was recently named to the editorial board for The Journal of Sport. Dr. Milton serves on several department, college and university committees.

He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs at Kent State University in April, 2011. While Director of Recreational Services at Kent State, Dr. Milton spearheaded the Student Recreation & Wellness Center Project, the renovation of the Allerton Sports Complex, and the transition of the department of recreational services to a university auxiliary. Dr. Milton has conducted a number of program reviews, both at institutions at which he has served, and for departments of recreational sports at other colleges and universities.

He and his wife, Pat, reside in Munroe Falls, Ohio. They both enjoy sports, especially golf, an activity they have been able to pursue together at the local, state and national amateur level.