Dr. Rupert began his tenure at Wilmington College as Athletic Director /Chair of Physical Education in May of 1996 after spending 12 years as a collegiate coach, educator and athletic administrator at Utah State University, Salisbury University, Eastern Michigan University and W.V. Tech. In 1998 he began what is now our Sport Management program and in 2007 was promoted to his current position as the College’s Vice President of Athletic Administration.
Dr. Rupert holds an Ed.D. in Sport Pedagogy and Athletic Administration from University of Southern Mississippi. He also holds his Masters of Sport Sciences and his B.S. in Health and Physical Education from I.U.P. Currently Dr. Rupert teaches Moral and Ethical Reasoning in Sport, Governance of Sport and Athletics, as well as the Senior Global Issues Seminar.
Dr. Rupert has published a variety of articles in the field of coaching education in several national and international journals including the Journal of Teaching Physical Education, The National Coaching Symposium, National Forum on New Student Athletes, and in the Proceedings of the 32nd World Congress of International Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Dr. Rupert currently serves as the Chair of the NCAA Division III Management Council and is a member of the NCAA Executive Board. He is also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics where he was named the 2012 Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year for the DIII Central Region.