Dr. Bonnie Tiell, Professor of Sports Management at Tiffin University, is recognized for her contributions to intercollegiate athletic administration and global sports governance. Tiell collaborates with members of the World Olympians Association to supervise a humanitarian program for underprivileged youth in host cities. She has coordinated educational programs for groups at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece; Beijing, China; London, England; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2016). Fifteen of her students served as official volunteers.
Tiell has presented research, taught, or collaborated on sports projects throughout five continents. She is a member of the United States Sports Academy National faculty. She joins Alfreeda Goff from Alden & Associates as the co-founder of the NCAA/NACWAA Women’s Leadership Symposium which has served almost 1500 female students and aspiring administrators in college athletics since 2001. In her faculty role at Tiffin University, Tiell served as the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative, Dean of Graduate Studies, and MBA Chair. Prior to her faculty appointment, Tiell served as Senior Woman Administrator and Assistant Athletic Director. She is a member of the TU Hall of Fame and has coached volleyball, softball (1993 national qualifier), tennis (2006 national qualifier), track, and basketball for Tiffin University [OH], Alfred University [NY], and Peace College [NC].
Tiell was named the United States Sports Academy 2014 Alumnus of Year and was awarded the Donahue Service Award by the NCAA II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Tiell also was recognized as a recipient of the Region 4 Excellence in Teaching Award through the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs and is a member of the Tiffin University Athletic Hall of Fame. She contributes a monthly column on sport and social issues for the Advertiser-Tribune newspaper and is co-authoring a textbook for Jones & Bartlett Publishing on Human Resources in Sports: A Managerial Approach. She resides in Tiffin, OH with her husband (Greg) and has two daughters.