Shelia Benton, Ph.D.

  • Athletics Director for ComplianceDepartment of Athletics

Contact Info:

  • 919.516.4041

Educational Background

B.S. – Physical Education
Saint Augustine’s University

M.S. – Sport Management
Grambling State University

Ph.D. – Sport Administration
The Florida State University

The Leroy Walker Foundation Sports Administration and Management Institute North Carolina Central University Durham, North Carolina
July – August 1989; Inaugural Graduating Class

Area(s) of Research

Women of Color in Athletics Leadership Roles


February, 2014 Consciously Consuming Media Diversity Think Tank at Davidson County Community College, Lexington, North Carolina

February 2010 Sport Management: Classroom or Clinical?” Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (SDAAHPERD), Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

May 1999 Dissertation: Women of Color in Athletics Leadership Roles
A Qualitative Study

SAU Campus Organizations

  • Academic Policies/General Education
  • Program Coordinator for Sport Management

Community Involvement

“Hot Meals for Hope,” – Feeding the Homeless, St. Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC

The Academy at Lincoln Middle School, PTA, Greensboro, NC

Back to School Community Kickoff, World Victory International Christian Center, Greensboro, NC

Awards & Honors

  • Graduate Athletics Compliance Assistantship, Florida State University
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship – Grambling State University
  • NCAA Ethnic Minority Enhancement Program Postgraduate Scholarship, 1996-97
  • Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Award, Academic Achievement, 1986
  • United Negro College Fund Scholar Recipient, 1985-86
  • Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society, 1985-87
  • Athletics Scholarship – Saint Augustine’s College – Volleyball Team Captain; 1984, 1985

Favorite Quote

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. -Philippians 4:13