de Wilde Bio

                                                         Ari de Wilde, PhD


PhD: The Ohio State University, 2010, Sport Humanities/ Management

MA: The Ohio State University, 2007, Sport Humanities/Management

BA: Bates College, 2005,  American History, Minor: Economics

Research Interests:

Business History of Sport

Sport Law, Marketing and Governance

Sport Management/Studies Research Methodology



SLM 460: Research Methods in Sport and Leisure Management

HPE 411: Sport in American Society; Writing Intensive

SLM 331: Legal Ethical Issues in Sport Management

SLM 250: Introduction to Sport Management and Science

Selected Publications:

de Wilde, A. (2018). Sport History and Sport Management: Opportunities and Challenges,” Journal of Sport History 45, 66-86.

de Wilde, A. (2017).  Revisiting “Ghosts of the Garden:” Sport History, Modernizing Technology, and the Promise and  Perils of Digital Visualization, Journal of Sport History 44, 225-238.

de Wilde, A. (2016). Jockeying For Position: The Preakness Stakes, Pimlico, and Baltimore. In D. Nathan (Ed.), Baltimore Sports: Stories from Charm City.(pp. 13-26). Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press.

Seifreid, C & de Wilde, A. (2014). Building the Garden and Making Arena Sports Big Time: “Tex” Rickard and His Legacy in Sport Marketing. Journal of Macromarketing, 34 (4), 452-470

de Wilde, A. & Seifried, C. (2014). The Million Dollar Gate: “Tex” Rickard and Sport Promotion. Sidebar in Mullin B., Hardy S., and Sutton W. (2014). Sport Marketing 4th Edition (286-287). Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.

de Wilde, A. (2012). Six Day racing entrepreneurs and the emergence of the twentieth century arena sportscape, 1891-1912. Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, 4, 532-553.

de Wilde, A. & Seifried, C. (2012). An analysis of research methods in leading sport management journals: The absence of historical methods in sport management. International Journal of Sport Management, 13, 186-202.

de Wilde, A., Seifried, C. & Adelman, M. (2010). The culture of history in sport management’s foundation: The intellectual influence of Harvard Business School on four founding sport management scholars. Quest, 62, 406-422.


de Wilde, A. (2016). Book review of Reed, E. (2015). Selling the Yellow Jersey: The Tour de France in the Global Era. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Journal of Sport History

 de Wilde, A. (2016). Film review of ESPN 30 for 30: Slaying the Badger (2014) Journal of Sport History

de Wilde, A. (2012). Book review of Ritchie, A. (2011). Quest for Speed: A History of Early Bicycle Racing, 1868-1903. El Cerrito, California. Journal of Sport History, 39, 361-363.

 de Wilde, A. (2012). Book review of Fitzpatrick, J. (2011). Major Taylor In Australia.  Kilcoy, Queensland: Star Hill Studio. Journal of Sport History, 39, 345-346.

de Wilde, A. (2011). Book review of Butterworth, M. (2010). Baseball and Rhetorics of Purity: The National Pastime and American Identity During the War on Terror. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. Journal of Sport History, 38, 496-497.


de Wilde, A. (2009) “Ghosts of the Garden,” eHistory (OSU Department of History) <>