Sports Management Faculty

 

Program Leadership

Lehman Benson III

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations

McClelland Fellow of Management and Organizations

Member, President's Cabinet, University of Arizona

Areas of Expertise
  • Risk management
  • Diversity/equity and inclusion
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Conflict management and negotiations
  • Sports management
Ricardo Valerdi

Ricardo Valerdi

Professor of Systems and Industrial Engineering

Director, Sports Management Program

Pac-12 Faculty Athletics Representative

Areas of Expertise
  • Sports analytics
  • Concussion education
  • Product development
  • Consultancy for professional and collegiate sports

Other Associated Faculty

Phoebe Chalk-Wadsworth

Phoebe Chalk-Wadsworth

Senior Director of Development

Adjunct Lecturer in Sports Management

Justin D. Kirk

Adjunct Lecturer in Sports Management

Director of Ticket Sales at the University of Arizona Athletics

Areas of Expertise
  • Sports management
  • Sports sales and service
  • Event planning
  • Leadership

Lisa N. Salgado

Adjunct Lecturer in Sports Management

Director of Basketball Operations

Areas of Expertise
  • Sports management
  • Sports administration and operations
  • Collegiate athletic student services
  • Identity development

Syndric Steptoe

Adjunct Lecturer in Sports Management

Areas of Expertise
  • Sports management
  • Collegiate athletic student services
  • Professional athlete engagement
  • Identity development
  • Leadership