Sports Management Faculty

 

Program Leadership

Lehman Benson III

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations

Executive Director, Sports Management Program

Areas of Expertise
  • Sports management
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Organizational justice
  • Effects of time constraints and stress on judgment and decision making
  • Negotiation
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
  • Consultant to MLB, MLS, NBA teams, NCAA

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

Rick Moritz

Adjunct Lecturer in Sports Management

Areas of Expertise
  • Organizational communication
  • Intercultural communication
  • Small group and team communication
  • Conflict recognition and resolution
  • Intrapersonal/Interpersonal identity development
  • Decision-making in groups and teams

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