About the Author
Matthew T. Brown, Ed.D.,
is an Associate Professor
in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina. He teaches graduate and undergraduate sport finance courses and conducts research in the areas of sport finance and sport business. His current research focus is on the changing business practices of Asian professional sports leagues. His research has led to publications in the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Marketing Quarterly, Entertainment and Sport Law Journal,
the International Journal of Sport Finance,
and Sport Management Review.
In addition, he has presented his research at more than 50 national and international venues.
Daniel Rascher, Ph.D.,
teaches and conducts research on sports business topics and serves as a consultant to the sports industry. He specializes in economics and finance; more specifically, his focus is on industrial organizations, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, valuation, economic impact, market readiness, feasibility research, marketing research, damage analysis, strategy, and labor issues in the sports industry. He founded SportsEconomics to enable sports enterprises to capitalize on the sports industry's transition from hobby status to a multi-billion-dollar industry. As founder and president of SportsEconomics, LLC, managing partner at OSKR, LLC, and former principal at LECG, LLC, his clients have included organizations involved with the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA, NCAA, minor league baseball, NHRA, Formula One racing, Champ Car racing, AHL, Premier League Football (soccer), professional cycling, the media, IHRSA, as well as sports commissions, local and state governments, convention and visitors bureaus, entrepreneurs, and business-to-business enterprises. He received his doctorate in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He is the director of academic programs and an Associate Professor for the Sport Management Program at the University of San Francisco, where he teaches courses in sports economics and finance and sports business Research Methods
Mark S. Nagel, Ed.D.,
is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina. Before joining USC, he was the director of the graduate sport management program at Georgia State University. There, he was responsible for all aspects of the sport management program, including recruiting and advising students, developing and scheduling courses, identifying and supervising adjunct faculty, and maintaining alumni and sport business relationships. He has also worked in sport management programs at the University of West Georgia and San Jose State University. Nagel also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco and St. Mary's College where he teaches summer courses in sport administration. Before working in academia, Nagel worked in different areas of sport management, primarily in athletic coaching and administration as well as campus recreation. During his years as an assistant coach of the women's basketball team at the University of San Francisco, he helped lead the team to three NCAA Tournament appearances and a spot in the 1996 Sweet 16.
Chad D. McEvoy, Ed.D.,
is an Associate Professor
at Illinois State University, where he is the coordinator of the sport management graduate program. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, McEvoy worked in marketing and fund raising in intercollegiate athletics at Iowa State University and Western Michigan University. He has conducted research projects for clients at various level of sport, including professional sport, intercollegiate athletics, Olympic sport, and sports agency organizations. McEvoy received his doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado.