Thomas G. Pucci, PhD

Associate Dean of Students, School of Education

Thomas G. Pucci, PhD

Area of Expertise:

  • ​Sport management
  • Organizational leadership
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dissertation Chair

Education:

  • ​2012 Moodle Platform Certification
  • 2011 Sakai Platform Certification
  • 2001 E College Certification
  • 1982-84 Graduate work in College of Business towards MBA, University of Arkansas
  • 1973 Doctor of Philosophy in Education, University of New Mexico
  • 1971   Master of Arts, University of Pacific, Standard Secondary
  • Teaching Credential, California, New Mexico and Arkansas
  • 1969  Bachelor of Arts, Sacramento State College (Honors)

Dissertation:​

  • A Comparison of Physical Euation, Interscholastic Athlietic and Intramurall Programs in Selected Junior High and Middle Schools in Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico, The University of New Mexico, 1971

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Sport Management
  •  Organizational Leadership

Certifications and /or licenses:

Select Publications:

  • ​"Strategies of Tennis," Scholastic Coach, November, 1972
  • "The Role of Ethic Identification in Determining Source Credibility Search," December, 1972
  •  "A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Athlete/Coach Credibility Gap," Paper presented to the Southwestern Education Laboratory for Minority Group Research, February, 1973
  • "Physical Education vs. Interscholastic Athletics:  The School in the Middle," The Physical Educator, December, 1973
  •  "A Four State Survey of Grade Organization and Physical Education Offerings in the Junior High and Middle Schools in the Southwest," Middle School Dissemination Service Journal, fall, 1973
  •  "Coaching of the Advanced Tennis Player," Scholastic Coach, March, 1974
  •  "Ph.D. Trouble in the P.E. Department."  Scholastic Coach, June, 1974
  •  "Alternative Program for Minority Groups:  Are they Totally the Answer?"  Viva, February, 1975
  • "Recruiting the College Tennis Player," New Mexico Coach, February, 1975
  • "The Middle School:  A Chance of a Lifetime for our Physical Education Programs in Arkansas," Arkansas Journal, fall, 1975
  • "Gaining Consistency Through Drill," Athletic Journal, May, 1976
  • "Improving the Return of Serve," Scholastic Coach, November, 1976
  •  "A Five State Study of Activities and Policies of Physical Education Programs in the Junior High School and Middle
  • Schools," Arkansas Journal, Spring, 1976
  • "Relating a Behavior-Oriented Curriculum to Adult Education," Teachers College Journal, fall, 1976
  •  "The Middle School:  A Chance of a Lifetime for our Public Schools," Florida JOHPER, February, 1977
  • "Correcting that Wild Forehand," Athletic Journal, June, 1977
  •  "Improving the Backhand Volley," Scholastic Coach, March, 1977
  •  "Court Strategy for the Advanced Tennis Player," Scholastic Coach, November, 1977
  •  "Hitting Areas for the Advanced Tennis Player," Scholastic Coach, December, 1977
  •  "Case Study:  Can the University Build a Tennis Complex?" (With Joseph Rosenburg), Intercollegiate Case Clearing House 0578-651, (Teaching Note 5-578-562), December, 1977
  •  "A Graduate Education in Athletic Administration:  An Exploratory Study," (with J. Frank Broyles, Fred J. Vescolani, and Robert Hays), Arkansas Journal, October 1978
  •  "Case Study:  Indoor Tennis Courts for the Tennis Team" (with Joseph Resenburg), Intercollegiate Case Clearing House, December, 1978
  •  "Improving the Tennis Game Through Combination Drill," Scholastic Coach, December, 1978
  • "The Three 'D's' and a 'B'," Junior Tennis, September, 1978
  • "Coaching the Player with a Two-handed Backhand," Athletic Journal, September, 1978
  •  "Biorhythm for Tennis Players, Fact or Fiction?" Arkansas Journal, November, 1978
  •  "Weight Training for the Tennis Player," (with John Stucky), Scholastic Coach, June, 1979
  •  "Hitting the Right Shot Into the Right Zone," Junior Tennis, January, 1981
  •  "Free Weight Program for the Tennis Player," Scholastic Coach, October, 1981
  • "The Time is Right:  A New Model for Athletic Related Financial Aid," (with Olin Sansbury), Educational Record, fall, 1998
  •  "The First Step to a Successful Division II Fundraising Strategy," (with Robert Kozoel), Sports Talk, May, 2002
  • "The Gender Equity Issue," Sports Talk, November, 2002
  • "Self-Insurance: Viable Alternatives to Rising Athletic Insurance Costs, (with Bruce Barnhart), Sports Talk, October 2003 "Reducing Athletic Insurance Costs by Developing a Local Preferred Provider Network," (with Bruce Barnhart), Sports Talk, March, 2004 
  • A Case Study of Interscholastic Coaches and Counselors Understanding Knowledge of NCAA Freshmen Eligibility Requirements. Journal of
  • Contemporary Educational Leadership. July, 2013, (7)4, 29-34'
  • The Factors Contributing to the Increased Academic Performance of High School Athletes. Journal of Secondary Education. August, 2013, (4)8. 34-38.
  •  Dinneen, R. Shaw, M. & Pucci, T. (October, 2013). A Study of factors supporting compliance with Title IX and the barriers acting as obstacles to Compliance with Title IX. Journal of Contemporary Educational  Leadership.  4(10), 1-22.
  • Fogel, G., Shaw, M., & Pucci, T. (2014, January). Sexual relationships in the workplace: A case study from the perspective of human resources. Journal of Business Leadership Today, 5(1), 1-21. 
  • Ajimatanraeje, F., Shaw, M. & Pucci, T. (April, 2014). An examination of teacher's certification or non-certification on students achievenment. Journal of Elementary and Secondary Education, 5(4), 1-18.
  • Aymin, J., Shaw, M. & Pucci, T. (May, 2014). A corporate hedging strategy for international business. Journal of Business Leadership Today, 5(5), 1-23.
  • Looper, J., Shaw, M., Pucci, T. & Ferguson, K. (June, 2014). Increasing organizational performance by improving the project closeout process. Journal of Business Leadership Today, 5(6) 34-56.
  • Weatherly, R., Shaw, M, Pucci, T. & Oddi, B. (July, 2014). Practitioner and business faculty perceptions of skills considered necessary in electronic commerce programs. Journal of Globalization and Higher Education. 5(7), 79-97. 

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Tennis Coach, The University of New Mexico, 1973-74
  • Head Tennis Coach, The University of New Mexico, 1974-75
  • Instructor of Speech and Physical Education, El Dorado High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1973-75
  • Head Tennis Coach and Assistant Professor of Physical Education University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1975-79 
  • Coordinator of Basic Instruction Program, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1979-84 
  • Head Tennis Coach and Associate Professor of Physical Education, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1979-84 
  • Graduate Faculty Member, College of Education, University of Arkansas, 1979-84
  • Co- Founder, Sports Management Institute, College of Business Administration, University of Arkansas, 1982
  • Athletic Director, California State University, Sacramento, 1984-87
  • Athletic Director, University of South Carolina at Spartanburg, 1987-91 
  • Professor, School of Education, University of South Carolina at Spartanburg, 1988-91 
  • Interim Assistant Dean, School of Education, University of South Carolina, 1988-1990.
  • Athletic Director and Associate Professor, California University of Pennsylvania, 1991-95 
  • Chair, Co-Curricular Class Instructor, 1992-97 
  • Athletic Director and Professor, California University of Pennsylvania, 1995-December, 2011 (Retired) 
  • Department Chairperson, Athletic Department, California
  • University of Pennsylvania, 2002-7 (As of January, 2007, AthleticDept. merged with the Department of HSSS upon my recommendation to President)
  • Faculty Member Department of Health Science and Sport Studies, 1995- December, 2011 (Retired) 
  • Tenure Granted – California University of Pennsylvania, April 1, 1996 
  • Lead Mentor – Northcentral University, Intercollegiate Athletic Administration Graduate Program, June 2008 – November 2012 
  • Mentor, Northcentral University, Intercollegiate Athletic Administration Graduate Curriculum, June 2008 – November, 2012 
  • Adjunct Professor, American Public University, BusinessAdministration Curriculum, May 2011- present
  • Adjunct Professor, Trine University, Business Management Curriculum, May 2012- January, 2015
  • Full Time Core Faculty, School of Education, Northcentral University, November, 2012 – 2014
  • Adjunct Professor, CSU Global, School of Business Administration, November 2013- present
  • Assistant Dean, School of Education, Northcentral University, November, 2014 - 2018
  • Associate Dean of Students, School of Education, Northcentral University, 2018 - Present