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Columbia University Sports Management Names Scott Rosner, Len Elmore & Grant Son Fulltime Professors
Rosner Joins As Professor of Professional Practice & Academic Director for the Sports Management Program; Attorney, Longtime NBA Personality Elmore, Lecturer at the Yale School of Management, Industry Consultant Son Also Added As Fulltime Professors
"I am delighted to announce the appointment of three new full-time faculty members: Scott Rosner, Len Elmore and Grant Son," said Erik T. Nelson, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Columbia SPS. "The selection of these impressive individuals reflects our commitment to procuring top industry professionals and academic leaders who will continue to build on the excellence of the Sports Management program, while serving and supporting students and alumni."
Rosner is joining SPS as a Professor of Professional Practice and Academic Director for the Sports Management program. He most recently served as Practice Professor in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Faculty Associate Director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative, and Academic Director of the Wharton Sports Business Academy. A New Jersey resident, Rosner is also the Principal of Hudson Sports Consulting, a sports advisory firm that provides a wide range of services in the business and legal aspects of the sports industry. In this role, he led consulting projects with a variety of clients including the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the United States Tennis Association, and Madison Square Garden Sports, among others. He is the lead author of "The Business of Sports," a leading textbook now in its second edition that synthesizes a collection of the leading scholarly sports business articles.
Professor Rosner received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, an M.S. in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts-
Elmore returns to the Columbia program where he has served as an adjunct professor. The former All-American at the University of Maryland and first round NBA Draft pick with the Washington Bullets (now Wizards of the NBA), holds a J.D. from Harvard University, and has a storied career as a member of the media, and attorney. He has served as a college basketball analyst for ESPN, Fox Sports and CBS Sports as well as authoring numerous pieces on sports, law and society. Prior to his broadcast career, Elmore served as Senior Counsel with LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae and began his law career as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn. Elmore played in the NBA for teams including the Indiana Pacers, Kansas City Kings (presently Sacramento Kings), Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets, and New York Knicks.
Son currently teaches the Developing and Implementing New Ideas course for SPS' Business Certification of Professional Achievement program. He is also a Lecturer at the Yale School of Management for both Sports Marketing and Entrepreneurial Marketing. Previously, Son was Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Greater Good Ventures, which provides consulting services to help launch new ventures for clients including Cornell University, HockeyTech, Sport195, AboutOne and Sequel Studio. He was also Vice President of Marketing at Time Inc. as well as CEO & President of SchoolSports, a digital media company which was acquired by ESPN.
Recognized as one of the top global programs, Columbia University's master's degree program in Sports Management, available part-time and full-time, trains professionals in all sectors of the sports industry by teaching specific management skills in the areas of finance, analytics, digital media, sports personnel management, law, sports marketing, and facility or event management. This combination of broad-based and specific skill training is a hallmark of the program and is evident in both the content and sequencing of courses. http://www.sps.columbia.edu/
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