Jeff Fair, EdD, MS, ATC is in his 18th year at the United States Naval Academy. He was appointed Director of Sports Medicine in March 1997, and currently serves as the Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine.
Prior to Navy, Dr. Fair spent 25 years at Oklahoma State University, ultimately achieving the position of Coordinator of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. In addition, he served the educational community as an Adjunct Associate Professor and member of the graduate faculty at Oklahoma State, an Adjunct Faculty and Clinical Instructor at Oklahoma Osteopathic College, and a Clinical Instructor in Physical Therapy and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Langston University.
In 1987, Dr. Fair earned his Doctorate of Education in Higher Education / Physical Education from Oklahoma State University. He previously earned his Master of Science in Health, Physical Education, and Counseling & Guidance from the University of North Dakota (1974), and his Bachelor of Science in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from Kent State University (1971).
Dr. Fair has designed and patented equipment which demonstrates his knowledge in the athletic training field, including the Cowboy Collar (1985) and the Sprained Ankle Orthoses (1995). He has also designed a thumb guard for lacrosse, and a Nike cleat for football shoes.
Dr. Fair is married to the former Carolyn Mallon from North Springfield, Virginia. The couple has two adult sons - Lt. Col. Jeffrey Fair and Dr. Justin Fair.