Faculty

Meet the members of the Sports Management faculty team:

Lehman Benson III

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
Executive Director, Sports Management Program
McClelland Faculty Fellow

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports Management
  • Judgment and Decision-Making
  • Organizational Justice
  • The Effects of Time Constraints and Stress on Judgment and Decision-Making
  • Negotiation
520.621.4146 office
520.621.4171 fax
lbenson@eller.arizona.edu
McClelland Hall 405LL

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

Eric Mapp

Adjunct Lecturer in Sports Management
Assistant Professor of Commerce (UA South)
Program Director of Commerce (UA South)

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports Management
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Competencies & Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economic Development
520.626.1256 office

mapp@email.arizona.edu

Jim McLean

Adjunct Lecturer in Management and Organizations and Marketing

Areas of Expertise

  •  Marketing Communications
  • Advertising
  • Promotion Management
  • Sports Marketing
520.621.2609 office
520.621.4171 fax
jmclean@email.arizona.edu
McClelland Hall 405W

Robert Myers

Adjunct Lecturer of Sports Management

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports Management
  • Collegiate Athletics Finance
  • Educational Leadership
520.621.1053 office
520.621.4171 fax
robertmyers@email.arizona.edu
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
Associate Director, C.A.T.S. Life Skills
520.621.1084 office

steptoe@email.arizona.edu
Ginny Clements C.A.T.S. Academic Center 218

Ricardo Valerdi

Associate Professor of Systems + Industrial Engineering
Director, Sports Management Program
Honors Professor (courtesy), UA Honors College

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports Analytics 
  • Concussion Education 
  • Product Development 
  • Consultant to MLB, MLS, NBA teams, NCAA 
520.621.6561 office

rvalerdi@arizona.edu
Engineering 225

Phoebe Chalk Wadsworth

Adjunct Lecturer in Sports Management
Associate Athletic Director for Development
520.621.4263 office
520.621.2656 fax
pchalk@arizona.edu
McKale Center