Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management

Meet the Faculty

Show Faculty for: 
Josh Alkin
Photo of Josh Alkin Since joining Baker Hostetler's legislative practice in 2001, Josh Alkin has served as a primary advisor to the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. In that capacity, Josh has acted as liaison between the Commissioner's office ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-500 Applied Ethics in Sports

Duan Bailey
Photo of Duan Bailey With over 20 years of professional and intercollegiate experience to his credit, Duane Bailey currently serves as the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). Since his arrival, Bailey has rebuilt a leadership structure ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-700 Sports Business and Finance

Nina Bishop
Photo of Nina Bishop Nina has served in many senior positions throughout government and the private sector. She created the SportsUnited Office at the U. S. Department of State and served as its director for seven years. The office established sports exchanges as an ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-845 Brazil Global Sporting Immersion
MPSM-900 Capstone

Teddy Bloch
Photo of Teddy Bloch Teddy Bloch joined Octagon in 2010 and is responsible for business operations within the North American Sales & Marketing Group in the McLean, VA office. In that role, Bloch also works closely with several Octagon clients, including billiards icon Jeanette Lee ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-600 Sports Marketing Strategy

Pete Bockelman
Photo of Pete Bockelman A background in radio/television, sports marketing and event management gives Pete Bockelman experience in managing all of the elements of Disson Skating’s figure skating shows. Over the course of his tenure with Disson Skating, he has produced over ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-500 Applied Ethics in Sports
MPSM-900 Capstone

Cindy Boren
Photo of Cindy Boren Cindy Boren has had a career grounded in the basics of sports journalist with an emphasis on reporting and content editing at the Kansas City Star, Hartford Courant, National Sports Daily, the New York Daily News and, presently, the Washington ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPJO-770 Sports Journalism
MPSM-855 Sports Journalism

Joe Briggs
Photo of Joe Briggs Born and raised in Dundee, Florida, Joe Briggs was a scholarship athlete at Texas Christian University earning three varsity letters as a committed student leader on campus. After working in corporate America for a few years, Mr. Briggs transitioned into ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-500 Applied Ethics in Sports

Taylor Brown
Taylor Brown joined Peace Players International on a full time basis in June 2014 as Director of Finance, Human Resources & Administration after spending two years as an Operations Consultant and two years as an International Fellow from 2010-2012 in Durban, South Africa. Taylor’s prior work experience includes 3 years in the audit department with McGladrey, a top international accounting firm, with a focus on non-profit clients. Taylor also spent the 2009-10 season with the Wollongong Hawks; an Australian community based non-profit professional basketball organization as a Basketball and Business Operations Consultant, and 5 summers on the ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-520 Social Responsibility and Diversity in Sports

Chartese Burnett
Chartese Burnett is currently Senior National Director of National Partnerships at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; whose mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins Disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Chartese is responsible for ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-800 Internship I

Scott Burrell
Scott Burrell is Senior Counsel at the law and consulting firm Leftwich LLC. His practice focuses on advising and counseling government, business, and other entities on successfully conducting transactions in a government environment. He has a track record of successfully ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-700 Sports Business and Finance

Martin Conway
Photo of Martin Conway Marty Conway has been at the forefront of sports marketing and digital media for more than three decades., holding executive roles in high profile organizations, including AOL, Major League Baseball, the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers. Most recently, Conway was ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-510 Sports Leadership and Management
MPSM-845 Brazil Global Sporting Immersion
MPSM-853 The Business of Sports Media

Waylon Coy

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-700 Sports Business and Finance

Mary Davis
Photo of Mary Davis Mary Davis has over 35 years of Human Resources management experience which includes sports and entertainment, college and universities, government, financial services, green energy and health care, Through her consulting firm HRPro Solutions, she provides innovative HR services and programs ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-500 Applied Ethics in Sports
MPSM-520 Social Responsibility and Diversity in Sports
MPSM-900 Capstone

Kathy Devine
Photo of Kathy Devine Kathy has earned her reputation as a sports and entertainment industry expert.  She currently serves as the Corporate Partnerships Director for the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville,TN.   She’s helped hundreds of students realize their dream of working in ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-620 Sales Promotion, Licensing and Sponsorship Development in Sports

Tim English
Photo of Tim English Tim English is a staff counsel for the NFL Players Association, which is the NFL players' union, located in Washington, DC. Since 1981, Tim has been responsible for handling NLRB matters and other labor law issues for the NFLPA including ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-710 Sports Law, Contracts, and Negotiation

Jeffrey Errington
Photo of Jeffrey Errington Lane Errington is Director of Marketing for CENTURY 21 New Millennium—the No. 1 CENTURY 21 firm in the world—supporting 18 branch locations and more than 900 agents who serve the D.C. Metro area. For the four-plus years ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-600 Sports Marketing Strategy

David Eyl
Photo of David Eyl Sportstoday is a leading provider of digital marketing services for the sports and entertainment industries. We have a cutting edge suite of online store, online ticketing and fan club services and solutions. A division of Live Nation Entertainment, Sportstoday is ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-842 Sports Entrep. in Globl Mktplc

J. Falgoust
Photo of J. Falgoust J. Michael serves as the Wizards Insider for Comcast SportsNet In this position, J. Michael leads the network’s digital media coverage of the Washington Wizards and contributes to its news, entertainment and live-game programming. He joined Comcast SportsNet in ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPJO-770 Sports Journalism
MPSM-855 Sports Journalism

Michael Fanning
Photo of Michael Fanning Mike Fanning graduated with an A.B. from Georgetown in Government and Sociology and earned an M.S. in Environmental, Health and Safety Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He studied Emergency Management and Risk Communications at Harvard University ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPPM-520 Project Mgmt Fundamental
MPPM-550 Project Initiation & Dev
MPPM-620 Project Planning
MPPM-900 Capstone

Laura Farina
Photo of Laura Farina Laura is a legal and business executive with more than twenty years of experience in private and public companies and major law firms. Currently a member of SmithDehn LLP, a global media, entertainment, and sports law firm, Laura represents broadcasters ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-710 Sports Law, Contracts, and Negotiation
MPSM-900 Capstone

Omari Faulkner
Photo of Omari Faulkner Omari Faulkner is a former Georgetown University Men’s Basketball player and Big East Conference All-Academic team member. Today, he is a corporate strategist and business development director at ManTech International, a leading provider of mission critical technology solutions for ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-510 Sports Leadership and Management
MPSM-851 Fox Sports University

Brian Frederick

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-900 Capstone

Meredith Geisler
Photo of Meredith Geisler Meredith Geisler is the Senior Vice President of Communications for Tandem Sports + Entertainment, a full-service sports and entertainment agency with expertise in athlete management, talent representation, marketing, communications and publicity services. Tandem represents some of the biggest stars in professional ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-610 Sports Communications and Public Relations

Bobby Goldwater
Photo of Bobby Goldwater One of the most respected and innovative executives in the sports, entertainment and facility management industry, Bobby Goldwater has had a distinguished career in New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Currently the President of The Goldwater Group ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-510 Sports Leadership and Management
MPSM-720 Sports Event Planning and Facility Management
MPSM-841 Special Topic: Citi Open/Lagardere
MPSM-900 Capstone

Steve Goodman
Photo of Steve Goodman Stephen Goodman is Chief Relationship Officer at Arjuna Solutions. Stephen works on sales, marketing and branding for Arjuna Solutions, and works directly with For Profit and Not for Profit clients. With Persanalytix®, Arjuna Solutions’ signature tool, Goodman has been able ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-600 Sports Marketing Strategy
MPSM-620 Sales Promotion, Licensing and Sponsorship Development in Sports

Scott Hall
Scott Hall is in his sixth season with the Wizards as senior director of communications. His duties in that role include serving as team spokesman and liaison to the local and national media and the NBA while overseeing the overall ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-610 Sports Communications and Public Relations

Scott Horner
Scott Horner currently serves as Director, Personalities & Properties at Octagon, the world's largest and foremost athlete representation and sports and entertainment marketing agency headquartered in McLean, VA. Based in the firm’s Athletes & Personalities Division,  Horner helps lead a ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-610 Sports Communications and Public Relations

Kurt Kehl
Photo of Kurt Kehl Kurt Kehl is senior vice president of corporate communications and chief communications officer for Monumental Sports & Entertainment, working closely with its founder, chairman and majority owner, Ted Leonsis. Monumental Sports & Entertainment is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-510 Sports Leadership and Management
MPSM-630 Sports Digital Media and Consumer Engagement

Daniel Kelly
Dr. Daniel Kelly is Georgetown University’s Faculty Director and Associate Professor of the Practice for the MPS Sports Industry Management Program, as of July 2016. Prior, Daniel was the Associate Professor and Director of Sports Management at Wilmington College ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-500 Applied Ethics in Sports
MPSM-510 Sports Leadership and Management
MPSM-900 Capstone

Alex Kerr

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-600 Sports Marketing Strategy

Ryan Knapp
Photo of Ryan Knapp Ryan Knapp has been with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) for over four years working for NFL Players Inc. (NFLPI) which was created in 1994. NFLPI serves as the for-profit marketing and licensing subsidiary of the NFLPA. By leveraging exclusive ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-851 Fox Sports University

Jim Layton
Jimmy Lynn is a co-founder and Vice-President of Kiswe Mobile, a start-up focused on interactive mobile video.   Previously, Lynn was the managing partner of JLynn Associates, a global strategic advisory firm focused on sports-related media, marketing, and retail for a ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-700 Sports Business and Finance
MPSM-730 Sports Economics, Global Brand Management and Under Armour

Kelly Leahey

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-830 Internship Lab

Michael Lorenzen
Photo of Michael Lorenzen Dr. Mike Lorenzen was named the Director of Student-Athlete Leadership and Development for the Georgetown Athletics department in August 2012. He was promoted to Assistant Athletics Director in June 2013 and serves on the department’s senior staff, advising the ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-852 Intercollegiate Athl. Admin.
MPSM-900 Capstone

Thom Loverro
Thom Loverro has been a professional journalist since 1977, working for a number of newspapers, including eight years as a news editor and reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he covered government, politics and crime. He moved into sports reporting ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-853 The Business of Sports Media

Art McAfee
After receiving his Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from Morehouse College in 1983 and his Juris Doctor Degree from Howard University School of Law in 1987, Arthur McAfee began his career in sports law and sports administration in ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-710 Sports Law, Contracts, and Negotiation

John McGrath
Photo of John McGrath Chris McGrath is a Certified Public Accountant who has practiced in the Baltimore/Washington area as well as three years working out of Istanbul, Turkey. His background includes audit and tax services as well as litigation support. McGrath has been ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-700 Sports Business and Finance
MPSM-730 Sports Economics, Global Brand Management and Under Armour

Amy Minniti
Photo of Amy Minniti The 2016 Major League Baseball season marks Amy Inlander Minniti’s ninth season with the Nationals. In her role as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, she is responsible for drafting and negotiating contracts, counseling executives on an array of legal ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-510 Sports Leadership and Management

Teri Patterson
Photo of Teri Patterson Teri Patterson Smith was hired as the Special Counsel to the Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association on August 4, 2009. She was promoted to Deputy Managing Director in August of 2010. Teri Patterson Smith is the ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-710 Sports Law, Contracts, and Negotiation

George Perry
George Perry is the Sr. Director, Global Strategic Partnership Marketing for Rosetta Stone. Previously, George was the head of Rosetta Stone’s U.S. retail sales and marketing group, but was recently asked to create a global partnership marketing department ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-620 Sales Promotion, Licensing and Sponsorship Development in Sports

Dawn Ridley
Photo of Dawn Ridley Dawn L. Ridley is the Strategy and Planning Director for AARP Services, Inc. She is responsible for leading strategy and planning for several key strategic areas within the organization’s for-profit division that provides products and services to 36 million ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-630 Sports Digital Media and Consumer Engagement

Carolyne Savini
Photo of Carolyne Savini As Senior Vice President & General Manager of Turnkey Search, Carolyne Savini is responsible for business development initiatives, manages retained executive searches and is responsible for operations of the executive search department. Since 2006, Carolyne has worked with some of the ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-800 Internship I
MPSM-810 Internship II
MPSM-820 Internship Practicum - Online

Lewis Schreck
Photo of Lewis Schreck Lewis is a high performing Integrated Multiplatform Sports Partnership Expert who has a long history of achieving and surpassing sports sponsorship revenue budgets for some of the best sports team brands across the country. Lewis likes to say he is ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-620 Sales Promotion, Licensing and Sponsorship Development in Sports

Steve Sclafani
Through his personal experience navigating the recruiting process in search of the right college fit, both athletically and academically, the concept of a service that would advise and educate student-athletes on the college recruiting process was born. At just 23 ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-842 Sports Entrep. in Globl Mktplc

Keith Scully
Photo of Keith Scully Extensive experience in international strategic business planning, management, marketing, selling, and problem-solving for some of the top brands in the world including Burberry, YSL, Fila, Nike, Under Armour, Microsoft, and Starbucks. Responsibilities have included senior management, executive board membership, and ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-500 Applied Ethics in Sports
MPSM-600 Sports Marketing Strategy
MPSM-620 Sales Promotion, Licensing and Sponsorship Development in Sports
MPSM-730 Sports Economics, Global Brand Management and Under Armour

Kristen Seckler
Photo of Kristen Seckler Seckler leads branding, marketing, and communications for the Special Olympics Movement. In her role, she oversees a team that is working creatively to change the world through sports by building awareness and understanding of the skills, gifts and talents of ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-720 Sports Event Planning and Facility Management

Shripal Shah
Photo of Shripal Shah Shripal Shah is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at MOKO Social Media. Shah joins MOKO after most recently being with the Washington Redskins as their Chief Strategy Officer, where he was tasked with maximizing the team’s strategic ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-620 Sales Promotion, Licensing and Sponsorship Development in Sports

Tommy Sheppard
In his 11th season with the Wizards organization, Tommy Sheppard is in his 20th year of service to the NBA. As Washington’s Vice President of Basketball Administration, Sheppard oversees the day-to-day operations of a basketball department that added Bradley ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-510 Sports Leadership and Management

John Walls
Photo of John Walls John Walls has nearly 25 years of experience in broadcasting, spent an additional 11 years leading communications for one of the largest trade associations in Washington, DC, and is a proud SIM graduate and faculty member. John’s broadcast career ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-510 Sports Leadership and Management
MPSM-900 Capstone

Frances Wilkinson
Frances Wilkinson is a client-focused brand marketing professional with over nine years of experience in sports marketing, client entertainment, event management, brand management, project management, strategic sponsorship negotiation, and marketing analysis. She is a thoughtful decision-maker with the ability to ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-800 Internship I
MPSM-810 Internship II
MPSM-820 Internship Practicum - Online

Steve Winter
Photo of Steve Winter A seasoned professional in the fields of public relations, event planning and marketing communications, Steve Winter oversees a team of public relations, marketing, special events, social media and advertising professionals and support staff for Brotman-Winter-Fried, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Safe ...
Read more ›

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-610 Sports Communications and Public Relations

Connect with us

Sports Industry Management Webinar

June 28, 2017 Webinar 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Details

Student Highlight

Going Long and Going Green: How the NFL is Embracing Sustainability

Read More

Sports Industry Management News and Highlights