Meet the Faculty

Jill Sturts

Jill Sturts

Associate Professor of Sport and Recreation Professions
Chair of
Sport and Recreation Professions
Assistant Dean, Batten Honors College


Degrees Held

Ph.D., Indiana University
M.Ed., Bowling Green State University
B.A., Baldwin Wallace College

Office Location: 205 Batten Student Center
Phone: 757-455-3306
Email: jsturts@vwu.edu
Department/s:
- Recreational Therapy/Sport and Recreation Management

Jill Sturts is an associate professor and chair in the Department of Sport and Recreation Professions. She received her B.A. from Baldwin-Wallace University, her M.Ed. from Bowling Green State University,and her PhD from Indiana University. Prior to pursuing a terminal degree, she oversaw various programming areas within campus recreation which included intramurals, sport clubs, group exercise, outdoor pursuits, and community leagues at multiple institutions. She served as a faculty member for the NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation (chair for one year), a board member for The Academy of Leisure Sciences (TALS) and is a member of the editorial board for the Recreational Sports Journal. Dr. Sturts has made several presentations at the local, state, national, and international levels and regularly publishes on topics related to physical activity, competencies in collegiate recreation, and pedagogy within higher education.