James W. Satterfield
Professor and Department Head
Higher Education Administration
Short BioJames Satterfield, Ed.D, is a Professor and Department Head in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, & Technology at Auburn University.
His research interests are the social and political context of intercollegiate athletics as well as the social, metaphorical, symbolic, and institutional features within p-20 educational systems. His current research is focused on the social activism among college athletes. He currently serves Lead Editor for the Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletics in Education and Associate Editor for The Sable Journal of Health and Human Development. Dr. Satterfield is recognized nationally and internationally for his research and teaching. He is also the co-author of Black Women Athletes and the Performance of Hyper-Femininity. Dr. Satterfield is a second-generation college professor/higher education administrator. His father holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Education and is a retired Education Dean and Vice President of Student Affairs at Norfolk State University. His mother has a master’s degree in special education and is a retired public-school special education teacher and university administrator, also at Norfolk State University.
Dr. Satterfield is originally from Chesapeake, Virginia. He played college football at Norfolk State University. His wife Michelle Satterfield is also an educator and they have three daughters—Olivia, McKenna, and Stella.
Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Higher Education Administration, 2002, Eastern Michigan University
M.ED. in Gifted Education, 1995, Norfolk State University
B.S. in Kinesiology, 1993, Norfolk State University
2020 - Present
Professor and Department Head, Auburn University
2016 - 2020
Professor & Department Head, Missouri State University
2011 - 2016
Associate Professor, Clemson University
2007 - 2010
Assistant Professor, Clemson University
2002 - 2007
Assistant Professor, University of Texas at El Paso
- College Athletics
- Student Athletes
- Black Males
- Politics of Education
- Social Justice