John O. Spengler

John Spengler is an associate professor in the Department of Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management at the University of Florida.

He received a PhD from Indiana University in human performance, a law degree (JD) from the University of Toledo, a master's in recreation, parks, and tourism from Clemson University, and a BA in exercise science from Wake Forest University.

He has written numerous articles on risk management and sport law issues and is the author/coauthor of four books. Spengler received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the AAHPERD Safety and Risk Management Council, was named the 2002 Teacher of the Year for the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida, and twice named Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

He also has practical experience having supervised and taught recreational sports, and consulted on sport injury cases. At the University of Florida, Spengler teaches primarily in the area of legal issues and risk management in sport, recreation, and hospitality.