BJ Jabbari



Behzad J. Jabbari, Ph.D., M.A., M.P.A., M.B.A., M.S.

Professor of Political Science

Miami University of Ohio - United States Soccer Federation

  • Birthday: May 11th
  • Website:
  • Phone: (513) 225-5565
  • Degrees: Ph.D., MA, MPA, MBA, MS
  • Email:
  • City: Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Miami University of Ohio
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
1601 University Blvd, Hamilton Ohio 45011 USA


Taught Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Business & Fund Accounting, Mathematics, American Political System, and World Politics at University of Cincinnati and Miami University of Ohio.

Former State Youth Referee administrator and member of Executive Board of Ohio South State Referee. Served on the board of Midwest Soccer Officials Association and South West Ohio Soccer Association, and Ohio South Youth Soccer Association.

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Solid Teaching, public speaking, business analysis, and programming skills.

HTML 100%
C / C++ Programming Languages 90%
Website Development100%
Database / SQL90%
PHP 100%
Teaching Expertise 100%
Public Speaking 100%
Python 35%

Curriculum Vitae

Over 20 years of business experience developing websites, programming, and measuring public opinion.

Over 30 years of teaching and research experience at the University level in political science, business, computer science, and methodology.

  • Designed, programmed, and analyzed the University of Cincinnati’s Presidential Election Poll 2000.
  • Developed online polling systems for ZF Batavia, Cincinnati Business.Courier, UC, Starboard Strategies, AAUP, and Cincinnati Nature Center.
  • Programmed, collected, and analyzed data using SPSS statistical package utilizing regression, cross tabulation, and other statistical tools.
  • Implemented 14 technical training programs as part of National Pilot Program geared toward engineers and supervisors at GE Aircraft Engines.
  • Designed and coded a multimedia program used in the diagnosis of migraine headaches which was demonstrated in the Anglo-American Conference in Cincinnati (Department of Family Medicine - University Hospital).
  • Designed and coded segments of the GE VISTA System used for industrial training (GE Aircraft Engines), diagnosis of electronic equipment (GE Ordnance) and training of fighter pilots (GE Simulation and Control).
  • Collaborated directly with business units to assess the technical impact of business requirements and to reach consensus on alternative solutions when necessary in an effort to maintain a consistent yet flexible architecture.

  • Methods for Management of Productivity - Dr. W. Edwards Deming
  • Introduction to Statistical Thinking - Dr. Brian Joiner
  • Shop managers Workshop
  • Manufacturing Materials and Processes
  • Facilitating and Process Control Workshop
  • Grant Proposal Writing

    Proficient in website development, php, SQL, C, C++, JAVA, HTML, INTEL 8086/8088 ASSEMBLY. Extensive experience in use of Microsoft Software products (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access) Solid knowledge of SPSS.


Behzad Jonathan Jabbari

  • 3462 Cherry Hill Drive
    Fairfield, Ohio 45014
  • (513) 225-5565


Ph.D. - Political Science


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
American Political System & Methodology

M.A. - Political Science


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
American Politics

M.P.A. - Political Science


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Human Resource and Law

M.B.A. - International Business


Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
International Business Marketing / Economics

M.S. - Computer Science


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Database Systems and Programming Languages

B.S. - Business Communications


College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH
Business Administration

Professional Experience

Visiting Professor of Political Science

2009 - Present

Miami University of Ohio

Hamilton, Middletown, and VOA Campuses

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

2008 - 2018

Miami University of Ohio
Hamilton Campus

Systems Architect / Business Consultant

2007 - 2008

Innovation Solutions

Santa Ana, California

Assistant Professor of ECECS

2003 - 2007

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio

Adjunct Professor of Business Technologies

1995 - 1996

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio

Adjunct Instructor of Public Administration

1993 - 1995

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio

Software Engineer

1991 - 1993

Cincom Systems

Cincinnati, Ohio

Software Programmer

1984 - 1991

General Electric Aircraft Engines

Cincinnati, Ohio

Teaching Experience

Computer Science

  • Introduction to Computer & Programming I – Word Processing
  • Introduction to Computer & Programming II - Spreadsheet
  • Introduction to Computer & Programming III - Database
  • Introduction to Information Processing I - Visual Basic
  • Introduction to Information Processing II - Visual Basic
  • Introduction to Computer Science I - C/C++
  • Introduction to Computer Science II - C/C++
  • Database Programming (Cold fusion, SQL)
  • Operating Systems (Theory & Practice)
  • Assembly Language I
  • Assembly Language II
  • Computer Organization & Architecture
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Lab I (Vax/VMS, DOS, Windows 95)
  • Computer Lab II (Vax/VMS, DOS, Windows 95, Linux)
  • JAVA Programming Language
  • Computer Language - C++ for Engineering
  • Organization of Programming Languages (ML, Lisp)
  • Software Development
  • Principles of Data Communications
  • UC and Miami University

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Digital Circuit Design
  • Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Political Science

  • World Politics
  • American Political System
  • American Politics and Diversity
  • Politics and National Issues
  • Politics and Global Issues
  • Government Fund Accounting
  • Computer Applications in Public Administration
  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Introduction to Elementary Algebra
  • Introduction to Intermediate Algebra
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Sports Resume

    Over 35 years of involvement in the sport of soccer as a player, a coach, a referee, an assessor, an instructor, and an administrator at various levels of the game.

    Officiating Licenses

    • USSF Emeritus Regional Referee (Grade 15) - 7 years
    • USSF State Referee - 8 years
    • USSF Referee (Grade 7) - 5 years
    • USSF Referee (Grade 8) - 3 years
    • National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association – 4 years
    • Ohio High School Athletics Association (Class 1) – 23 years
    • PASL & PASL PRO Referee - 4 years
    • SAY National Referee - 10 years
    • Teqball Referee - 3 years
    • Girls Lacrosse - 2 Years


    Club Involvement
    UC Men's Soccer Club - Founder and Faculty Adivsor
    UC Blue Ash Soccer Club - Founder and Faculty Advisor

    National cup series

    Referee Coach & SYRA:

    2024 US Youth Soccer Midwest Region - Kansas City, KS
    2023 US Youth Soccer Midwest Region – St. Louis, MO
    2022 US Youth Soccer Midwest Region – Westfield, Indiana

    SYRA & Assessor:

    2021 US Youth Soccer Midwest Region - St. Louis, MO
    2020 Cancelled due to Pandemic
    2019 US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championship – Saginaw, Mich.

    Head of Delegation / SYRA & Assessor

    2018 US Youth Soccer Region II – Westfield, Indiana
    2017 US Youth Soccer Region II - Sioux Falls, South Dakota | Yankton Trails Park
    2016 US Youth Soccer Region II – Westfield, Indiana | Grand Park Sports Complex
    2015 US Youth Soccer Region II - Fox Cities, Wisconsin | USA Youth Sports Complex

    Assessor and member of the administrative team

    2014 US Youth Soccer Region II - Beavercreek, Ohio | John Ankeney Soccer Complex

    Mentor and member of the administrative team

    2013 US Youth Soccer Region II - Des Moines, Iowa | James W. Cownie Soccer Park
    2012 US Youth Soccer Region II - Saginaw, Michigan | Saginaw Township Soccer Complex
    2011 US Youth Soccer Region II - Fox Cities, Wisconsin | USA Youth Sports Complex


    2010 US Youth Soccer Region II - Beavercreek, Ohio | John Ankeney Soccer Complex
    2009 US Youth Soccer Region II - Sioux Falls, South Dakota | Yankton Trails Park
    2008 US Youth Soccer Region II - Rockford, Illinois | MetroCenter
    2007 US Youth Soccer Region II - Des Moines, Iowa | James W. Cownie Soccer Park
    2006 US Youth Soccer Region II - Fox Cities, Wisconsin | USA Youth Sports Complex
    2005 US Youth Soccer Region II - Sioux Falls, South Dakota | Yankton Trails Park
    2004 US Youth Soccer Region II - Rockford, Illinois | Sportscore Complex

    US Soccer Assignor


    2022-Present MLS-Next (Youth U13-U17) - Ohio
    2022-Present MLS-NEXT (Pro Exhibition Matches) - Ohio
    2022-Present UPSL PRO Level
    2022-2024 Columbus Premier Soccer League

    Presidents Cup

    SYRA & Referee Coach:

    2024 Presidents Cup Midwest Region - Sioux Falls, SD

    HOD & Referee Coach:

    2023 Presidents Cup Midwest Region - Cincinnati, OH


    2022 Presidents Cup Midwest Region – St. Louis, MO
    2021 Presidents Cup Midwest Region - Westfield Indiana | Grand Park Sports Complex

    SYRA & Assessor

    2020 Cancelled due to Pandemic

    Head of Midwest Delegation / SYRA & Assessor

    2018 US Youth Soccer Region II – Westfield, Indiana | Grand Park Sports Complex


    2016 US Youth Soccer Region II – Westfield, Indiana | Grand Park Sports Complex

    Board Experience

    Ohio Soccer Association

    State Youth Referee Administrator
    Joint Appointment with Brian Miller (Ohio North)
    Ohio South Youth Soccer Association

    State Youth Referee Administrator
    Ohio South State Referee Committee

    Member of Executive Board - Present
    State Director of Assignment (3 years)
    District Referee Administrator – District 1 – Cincinnati (4 years)
    District Referee Assignment Coordinator – District 1 - Cincinnati (4 years)
    Midwest Soccer Officials Association

    Trustee (8 years)

    US Soccer Match Commissioner


    2023Lamar Hunt Match Commissioner
    2022Lamar Hunt Match Commissioner


    • All
    • Science
    • Agencies
    • News

    Other Assignment Systems

    Referee Reference Section


    Assingning system - Local Leagues


    Assingning system - MLS-NEXT


    Assingning system - OHSAA - High School

    Assigning system - Ohio South

    United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)

    2024 Important informaiton - Ohio and Indiana

    2024 UPSL Handbook (Updated)

    Referee Handbook *** Important ***

    United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)

    Click Here for Schedule and Referee Assignments (Spring 2023)

    USSF Referee Match Report

    US Soccer Match Report - PDF Format

    USSF Supplemental Report

    US Soccer Supplemental Report - PDF Format

    UPSL 4th Official (Updated)

    UPSL 4th Official Document - PDF Format

    Other Soccer Related Items

    Cautionable and Sent-off Document, Concussion Training, 2023 State Cup ...

    State Cup / Presidents Cup / Regional Info

    2024 Regional Information

    State Cup Semi-Final Schedule

    2024 Semi-finals at Warren County - June 1, 2024

    State Cup Finals Schedule

    2024 Finals at Warren County - June 2, 2024

    2024 State Cup Referee Handout

    2024 Information - Rules for Referees

    Cautionable and Sending-off Offenses

    Cautionable and Sending Off Offenses

    Ohio Concussion Training

    Required by State Law

    2024 State Cup, Presidents Cup - Regional Information

    Regional Dates and local tournament dates

    My Favorite Persons

    ... and quotations

    "You cannot blame gravity for falling in love"
    "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
    "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."
    “Logic will get you from A to Z, imagination will get you everywhere.”
    "Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value."
    “A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.”
    “Science can flourish only in an atmosphere of free speech.”
    "Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."
    "Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."

    Albert Einstein


    "He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back."
    "Creativity takes courage."
    "Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us."
    "There are always flowers for those who want to see them"
    "Nothing can be accomplished without love."
    “Don’t wait for inspiration. It comes while one is working.”
    "To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage."
    "Color was not given to us in order that we should imitate Nature. It was given to us so that we can express our emotions."
    "My curves are not crazy."
    "I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things."

    Henri Matisse

    Painter / Artist

    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to contineu that counts."
    "If you are going through hell, keep going."
    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
    "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."
    "To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often."
    "I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly."
    "Never, never, never give up."
    "Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result."
    "The price of greatness is responsibility."
    "Socialism is a philophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
    "Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business."

    Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill

    British statesman, soldier, and writer

    “Each one of us must take responsibility for our own lives, and above all, show respect and love for living things around us, especially each other.”
    “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you.”
    "What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."
    "The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves."
    "Young people, when informed and empowered, when they realize that what they do truly makes a difference, can indeed change the world.
    "Become as knowledgeable as possible."
    “Let us try to replace violence and intolerance with understanding and compassion. And love.”
    “Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved.”

    Jane Goodall


    “When scientifically investigating the natural world, the only thing worse than a blind believer is a seeing denier.”
    “Science needs the light of free expression to flourish. It depends on the fearless questioning of authority, and the open exchange of ideas.”
    “The very nature of science is discoveries, and the best of those discoveries are the ones you don’t expect.”
    “Science literacy is the artery through which the solutions of tomorrow’s problems flow.”
    "The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it."
    "The theory of evolution, like the theory of gravity, is a scientific fact."
    "I know of no time in human history where ignorance was better than knowledge."
    "Science is basically an inoculation against Charlatans."

    Neil deGrasse Tyson


    "The less you think, the more you believe"
    "A delusion is something that people believe in despite a total lack of evidence."
    "University is about confronting new ideas, unfamiliar, un-"safe". If you want to be "safe" you are not worthy of a university education."
    "The truth has a magic of its own. The truth is more magical – in the best and most exciting sense of the word – than any myth or made-up mystery or miracle. Science has its own magic: the magic of reality."
    "If something is true, no amount of wishful thinking will change it."
    "Nature is not cruel, only pitilessly indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous-indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose."

    Richard Dawkins

    Evolutionary Biologist

    "Either seem as you are or be as you seem."
    "I know you are tired but come, this is the way."
    "I am niether of the East nor of the West, no boundaries exist within my breast."
    “Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.”
    “Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”
    "Patience is the key to joy."
    “The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.”
    "You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop."
    "You have to keep breaking your heat until it opens."
    "Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?"
    "Set your life on fire, seek those who fan your flames."

    Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī

    Philosopher / Poet


    Dr. Behzad J. Jabbari, M.A., M.P.A, M.B.A, M.S.


    Cincinnati, Ohio USA


    (513) 225-5565