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Nathan Kirkpatrick

“God in His Grace and Mercy called my family to be a part of the school when I was young and I credit WCA's faculty and staff with helping me understand the Father's great love for me in Jesus Christ. My family and I love Westminster Christian Academy and I humbly credit the school for helping plant, water, and cultivate Gospel fruit in my heart and mind."

Dr. Nathan Kirkpatrick ’01 currently serves in the Brock School of Business at Samford University as an assistant professor of sports business.

Most recently, Kirkpatrick served for two years in the Nelson Rusche College of Business at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Texas. While at SFA, Kirkpatrick served as a clinical instructor of management and marketing, and also led their sports business program housed on SFA’s campus in The Woodlands, Texas (Houston area).

Prior to working at SFA, Kirkpatrick led the sport administration program in Samford’s School of Health Professions for five years, and he also worked as an assistant professor of sports administration at Belhaven University’s School of Business.

Kirkpatrick started his professional career working in college athletics as a director of basketball operations, head men's basketball coach, academics and eligibility worker, and athletic administrator within athletic departments at Colorado State University, Covenant College, and The University of Georgia. He played basketball at Covenant College.

Kirkpatrick received a Bachelor of Arts in history and secondary education from Covenant College, and a master's and Ph.D. concentrated in sport management and policy from the University of Georgia. 

He is married to Emily Hart Kirkpatrick. They have three children: Joshua, Caleb, and Molly.