Dr. Mark S. Nagel is presently a professor of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina. He is also the Associate Director of the College Sport Research Institute (CSRI) at The University of South Carolina. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco (USF), St. Mary’s College of California, and the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. He is a former treasurer of the Sport and Recreation Law Association and the North American Society for Sport Management. Prior to working in academe, Dr. Nagel held numerous positions in sport management including campus recreation and athletic coaching. He was an assistant coach with the USF women’s basketball team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in 1996.

Dr. Nagel has previously coauthored three other widely utilized textbooks, Financial Management in the Sport Industry, Sport Facility Management: Organizing Events and Mitigating Risks, and Developing Successful Sport Sponsorship Plans. He has authored/coauthored over 40 peer-reviewed articles, 10 academic book chapters, and 20 articles in professional journals. In addition, he has contributed to multiple technical/research reports and wrote the Legal Guidelines and Professional Responsibilities chapter in the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Manual, ACE Health Coach Manual, and the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual.

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