Sports Management Faculty

 

Program Leadership

Lehman Benson III

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations

Member, President's Cabinet, University of Arizona

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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

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