Sports Law Professor Corinne Daprano Named Interim Dean at Dayton

Sports Law Professor Corinne Daprano Named Interim Dean at Dayton

Dr. Corinne Daprano, a long-time sports law professor at the University of Dayton, has been promoted to Interim Associate Dean for the School of Education & Health Science.

The recognition was fitting, given that her “leadership has been a catalyst of change in the School of Education and Health Sciences,” according to the school.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Dr. Daprano earned her B.A. in English and M.Ed. in Sports Management and Exercise Science from Cleveland State University. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in Sports Management from Ohio State University, and began her University of Dayton career in 2001. Over the last two decades, Dr. Daprano has served as an Associate Professor, Department Chair, President of the Academic Senate and Interim Dean.

During her time as the Department Chair of Health and Sport Sciences, Dr. Daprano worked in collaboration with her colleagues to reorganize the academic majors and bring both the undergraduate nursing program and the masters of dietetics and nutrition to UD, according to the school. “This transformative time for the school required much collaboration across campus, spearheaded by Dr. Daprano. In her time as Academic Senate President, Dr. Daprano led, listened to, and cooperated with a diverse group composed of individuals all across campus on a weekly basis to fulfill all her responsibilities.”

Dr. Daprano the challenge of the new role.

“I like to see the opportunity in everything,” she said. “Particularly in situations when people often say ‘I don’t think this is going to happen’ or ‘We’re never going to figure this out’, I always like to say that there’s an opportunity–we just have to find it. I’m energized by challenges.”

Last year, Dr. Daprano was the 2019 recipient of the Lackner Award, an honor recognizing long-serving faculty and staff members at the University of Dayton.