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 another sabbatical during the spring 2022 semester, this time abroad. I spent 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 the ASEBI Foundation in 20222. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focuses on empowering a new generation of African sport industry leaders through education and experiential learning opportunities. To learn more about the larger ASEBI mission, visit here: ASEBI.
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.