de Wilde Bio

                                                         Ari de Wilde, PhD


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

MA: The Ohio State University, 2007, Sport Humanities

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

Research Interests:

Business History of Sport

Sport Marketing, Law and Governance

Sport Management/Studies Research Methodology

Bicycle Racing



SLM 460: Research Methods in Sport and Leisure Management

HPE 411: Sport in American Society Writing Intensive

SLM 341: Program Development/ Evaluation

SLM 331: Legal Ethical Issues in Sport Management

Selected Publications:

Seifried, C. & de Wilde, A. (In-press). Building the Garden and Making Arena Sports Big Time: “Tex” Rickard and His Legacy in Sport Marketing Journal of Macromarketing.

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. (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) <>