I am a professor and researcher with more than 10 years of experience as a sport business educator. I earned my B.A. degree in Political Science and an M.Ed. degree in Higher Education Administration, both from the University of Oklahoma. I then obtained my Ph.D. in Sport Management from Texas A&M University, after which I joined the faculty at Eastern Kentucky University as an Assistant Professor in 2011. I transitioned to Louisiana State University in the fall of 2012, where I spent seven years. I earned promotion (to Associate Professor) and tenure in 2018. During the spring 2019 quarter, I was at the University of California Davis Graduate School of Management as a Visiting Scholar before starting my current position at The Ohio State University in August 2019.
More recently, I took a special research assignment (SRA) during the spring 2022 semester. This allowed me to not have any teaching responsibility and focus on research projects, including a book I'm currently writing. I spent this time abroad, spending three months at Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE) as a visiting professor and three months in my native Ghana. In Ghana, I was hosted by Ashesi University, giving a lecture and moderating a panel on the sport business landscape across Africa.
Outside of academia, I founded 68th St. amid the corporate racial reckoning in the summer of 2020. An evolution of my academic work on how to dismantle and disrupt unjust institutions, 68th St. provides anti-racism education to leaders in sport and entertainment to improve Black professionals’ experience in those industries.
I reside in the Columbus, Ohio area with my wife and three children. A first-generation Ghanaian American, my family comes from the Asante ethnic group, one of the Akan peoples of Ghana.