B.S. in Mathematics, University of Dayton
M.S. in Kinesiology - Sports Administration, Indiana University - Bloomington
Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision, Tennessee State University
Dr. Joe Luckey joined the University of Memphis staff in March of 2002 to oversee
the Center for Athletic Academic Services. Prior to joining the University of Memphis
staff, Dr. Luckey was employed at Austin Peay State University from 1992 through 2002
serving in various capacities, including Academic Intern, Athletic Academic Coordinator,
and Assistant Athletic Director.
Dr. Luckey has responsibility for supervision of the staff and facility in the Center
for Athletic Academic Services. He also assists in the certification of NCAA eligibility
for all student-athletes. He serves as an instructor for ACAD 1100: Academic Strategies
and as member of various committees on campus. In addition to these responsibilities
on campus, Dr. Luckey is active in the National Association of Academic Advisors for
Athletics (N4A) and has participated on committees with the NCAA.
Dr. Luckey assumed the role of N4A President in 2011 and continued this role until
the Buffalo convention in June 2012. He will serve as Past President for the next
year. Dr. Luckey recently served on the N4A Board of Directors as the Division Director
for Professional Development (2009-10) and was instrumental in creating the strategic
plan for the N4A while serving as chair of the strategic planning committee (2008-09).
Dr. Luckey has also served as a faculty member for the leader/manager track at N4A's
Professional Development Institute since it was initiated in 2005. He assists future
leaders to prepare for positions as directors and assistant directors in athletic
academic services throughout the country.
In 1999, Dr. Luckey was named the recipient of the Lan Hewlett Award by N4A. This
award recognizes an athletic academic counselor who has demonstrated a sustained professional
service in academic advising and meeting the emerging needs of college student-athletes
while garnering the support of coaches, faculty, and administrators. The award also
recognized efforts to foster the development of future staff in the career of athletic
academic services. While at APSU, he supervised an intern on an annual basis. Memphis
has two graduate assistants and two academic interns who will receive support and
supervision from Dr. Luckey and the CAAS staff.
In 2005, Dr. Luckey was named the recipient of the Provost's Star Award by the Academic
Affairs Awards Committee at the University of Memphis. This award recognizes a staff
member for outstanding contributions in achieving the mission of the Division of Academic
While not in the office, Dr. Luckey enjoys playing golf with friends or enjoying time
with his family at home. Dr. Luckey and his wife Melissa have three sons, Adam, Tyler,
and Ryan. His favorite food is Skyline Chili from Cincinnati, Ohio.