Faculty

Meet the members of the Sports Management team:

Program Leadership
 

Lehman Benson III

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
Executive Director, Sports Management Program
520.621.4146 office
520.621.4171 fax
lbenson@eller.arizona.edu
McClelland Hall 405LL

Ricardo Valerdi

Associate Professor of Systems + Industrial Engineering
Director, Sports Management Program
Pac-12 Faculty Athletics Representative
520.621.6561 office

rvalerdi@arizona.edu
Engineering 225

Other Program Faculty
 

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
520.626.3110 office

kirkj@email.arizona.edu
McKale Memorial Center 253

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
520.621.1053 office
520.621.4171 fax
McClelland Hall 405

Victor Piscitello

Lecturer in Marketing
Lecturer in Management and Organizations

Areas of Expertise

  • Sales Management
  • Budget Analysis
  • Personal Selling/Branding
  • Management: Leadership Development
  • Core Curriculum 
520.626.7011 office
520.621.7483 fax
vjp@eller.arizona.edu
McClelland Hall 322

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 
520.621.1053 office
520.621.4171 fax
napoleon@email.arizona.edu
McClelland Hall 405

Syndric Steptoe

Adjunct Lecturer in Sports Management
Director, Alumni Careers and Professional Development

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports Management
  • Collegiate Athletic Student Services
  • Professional Athlete Engagement
  • Identity Development
  • Leadership
520.626.4948 office

syndric.steptoe@al.arizona.edu
The University of Arizona Alumni Association

Phoebe Chalk Wadsworth

Adjunct Lecturer in Sports Management
Associate Athletic Director for Development

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports Management and Leadership
  • Fund-Raising
  • Alumni Relations
  • Public Relations
  • Community Outreach
  • Special Events
520.621.4263 office
520.621.2656 fax
pchalk@arizona.edu
McKale Center