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Gary J. Lhotsky, Ed.D.

Teaching Associate Professor

Phone: (304) 293-0861
Office Location: PAS-E 242
Office Hours: Mondays 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Wednesdays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 p.m. or by appointment
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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Lhotsky is originally from Bridgeport, WV and is proud to be teaching at West Virginia University, in the state that he loves and is proud to call home. Lhotsky has taught at WVU since the fall of 2016.

Lhotsky's athletic facility and event management experience includes time at Florida State University, Florida International University and the University of Miami. Lhotsky got his first taste of athletic administration when he helped with all aspects of event management of basketball and wrestling events while a football student-athlete at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Lhotsky has taught full-time in sport management since 2007. He spent one year at East Tennessee State University, two years at Glenville State College in West Virginia and returned to East Tennessee State University in 2010.

Lhotsky resides in Bridgeport with his wife, Wanda and their three sons (Christopher, Nathan, and Kaden). In his spare time, Lhotsky enjoys watching college football, working out, hiking and volunteering at church and with youth sports.

Educational Background

  • Florida State University, Ed.D. Sport Administration
  • Georgia Southern University, M.S. Sport Management
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, B.A. Speech Communications/Public Relations

Professional Highlights

  • Eleven years of professional experience in collegiate athletic facility and event management at Florida State University, Florida International University, and the University of Miami.
  • Extensive experience planning and hosting NCAA, ACC, Big East, TAAC, and FHSA championships.

Research Interests

Risk management in stadiums and arenas.