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J. Tony Oliver - Southern Utah University. Cedar City, UT, US

J. Tony Oliver

Dean of College of Health Sciences | Southern Utah University


Specializing in higher education administration, sport administration and physical education.


Dr. Jon “Tony” Oliver serves as the dean of the College of Health Sciences at Southern Utah University.

Previously Dr. Oliver served as the interim associate dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Eastern Illinois University. He has served at that institution as a professor since 2002 with a specialization in Sport Administration.

Dr. Oliver earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Brigham Young University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.




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Industry Expertise (2)


Sport - Amateur

Areas of Expertise (13)

Study Abroad

Higher Education Administration

High School Athletics

Sport Law

Sports Marketing

Sports Event Management

Sports Administration

Sports Facility Management

Intercollegiate Athletics Administration

Sport Management Principles

Governance in Sport

Sport Ethics

International Sport

Education (3)

University of Kansas: Ph.D., Education

Specialization in Sport Administration

Brigham Young University: Master's Degree, Physical Education

Brigham Young University: Bachelor's Degree, Physical Education

Media Appearances (1)

SUU Names Two New Deans

KSUB  online


Southern Utah University Provost Dr. Jon Anderson announced today the appointments of two new deans. Dr. Jeffrey Miller will serve as Dean of the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences, and Dr. Jon “Tony” Oliver has been appointed Dean of the College of Health Sciences. Both were selected after a national search.

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Event Appearances (6)

Non-Boundary vs. Boundary High Schools in the IHSA Football Playoffs

2020 IAHPERD Virtual State Convention  

Participation Fees (Pay-to-Play Fees) in Interscholastic Athletics

2017 IAHPERD State Convention  

Do Enrollment Multipliers Promote Competitive Balance in High School Sport?

2016 IAHPERD State Convention  

Participation Trends in High School Athletics

2015 IAHPERD State Convention  

The Impact of the IHSA Multiplier on State Championship Results

2014 IAHPERD State Convention  

Policy Case Studies Involving High School Sports

2013 IAHPERD State Convention  

Articles (4)

The Impact of the IHSA’s Enrollment Multiplier on Competitive Balance

Illinois Journal

Fall 2017, pp. 15-25

Comparison of Male and Female Participation Trends in Illinois High School Athletics

Illinois Journal

Spring 2012, p. 56-60

Diabetes in School-Age Children: It’s Not Limited to Type 1 Anymore

Illinois Journal

Ruholl, S. & Oliver, J.

Spring 2011, p. 46-48

Effect of short-term failure versus nonfailure training on lower body muscular endurance

International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

Willardson, J., Emmett, J., Oliver, J., Bressel, E.

2008, p. 279-293