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James Riordan

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director
Management Programs – MBA Sport

Biography

Director of AACSB-accredited MBA in Sport Management. Over 25 years of practical and applied experience in Sport, Event, Facility and Entertainment Management

Education

  • Ph D (2009) Educational Leadership-Higher Education, Florida Atlantic University
  • Other (2000) Sport and Leisure Studies, Temple University
  • MBA (1989) Executive Management, Saint John's University
  • BS (1982) Athletic Administration, Saint John's University

Certifications

  • eLearning Designer and Facilitator

Teaching Interests

  • sport management, stadium/arena/performing arts/convention center management, event management, spectator sport security management, sports leadership, sport marketing

Research Interests

  • sport management, sport leadership, event management, public assembly facility management.

Intellectual Contributions

  • Riordan, J., Event Management for Sports Directors. Human Kinetics,
  • Riordan, J., (2004) Sporting Events as a Leisure Experience. Ulster University Press,
  • Riordan, J., (2001) What Today’s Sport Management Students Can Learn from Theo Epstein’s Hiring at the Red Sox. Street and Smiths Sports Business Journal,
  • Riordan, J., (2001) Featured “expert commentator” in Maximizing Revenue from Sports Ticketing; The Complete Guide. UK Publishing, UK,
  • Riordan, J., (1999) Management, Planning and Design of Sports Facilities. Human Kinetics,

Presentations

  • International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Conference, IAVM, Fort Lauderdale, FL, July 2012
  • North American Society for Sport Management Conference, North American Society for Sport Management , Tampa, FL, June 2010
  • University of South Carolina Sport and Entertainment Venues Tomorrow Conference, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, November 12 2009
  • IAAM National Conference, IAAM , Washington, D.C., 2005
  • Stadium Managers Association Annual Seminar, Stadium Managers Association , Miami Beach, FL, February 2005
  • 25th Annual International Crowd Management Conference, Seattle, WA, November 2004
  • 79th Annual National Conference of IAAM, IAAM, Reno, NV, July 2004
  • Florida State University Conference on Sport Management, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2003
  • Florida State University Conference on Sport Management, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2003
  • 78th Annual National Conference of IAAM, IAAM, New Orleans, LA, July 2003
  • International Association of Assembly Managers, Charlotte, NC, USA, 1998
  • International Association of Assembly Managers, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 1997
  • International Association of Assembly Managers, Orlando, FL, USA, 1995

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