Sport Management Program Faculty
The faculty members and instructors in the sport management program at KU are dedicated to providing robust learning opportunities. You will learn from professionals who have real-world experiences working in various sectors of the sport management field. Prior to their time at KU, our faculty have worked and competed in intercollegiate athletics, directed the College Football Hall of Fame, worked in front-offices of professional sport, and more.
Our program faculty and instructors have also taught at Florida State University, Southern New Hampshire University, Marshall University, Wichita State University, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and Louisiana State University.
Our Sport Management program faculty also partner with professors from other departments at the University of Kansas to ensure that your graduate student experience and learning at KU are both interdisciplinary in nature and grounded in practical experience.
Jordan R. Bass, Ph.D. is the Associate Department Chair, Sport Management Program Director, and Associate Professor in the Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences Department. Dr. Bass is in his seventh year at the University of Kansas. Dr. Bass has published in journals such as Sport Management... more
Aaron W. Clopton, Ph.D. is in his first year as a faculty member at the University of Kansas. He is currently the program director for Sport Management and the director of the new Laboratory for the Study of Sport Management (LSSM).
Dr. Clopton specializes in organizational theory/behavior... more
Brian S. Gordon, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences Department in the area of sport management. Dr. Gordon is in his third year as a faculty member at The University of Kansas. Prior to joining the faculty at KU, Dr. Gordon worked as an Assistant... more
Dr. Bernie Kish is a Lecturer in Sport Management in the School of Education at the University of Kansas. Prior to this appointment in the Fall of 2005, he served as the first Executive Director of the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana for ten years. He also worked in the... more
Neal Molitor, JD joined the Sport Management Faculty at the University of Kansas (KU) in 2019 as a Lecturer. He comes to KU after nearly a decade in the NCAA athletics compliance industry, working at Iowa State University as an Associate Director for Compliance and Assistant Director for... more