Charles Campisi

Chair, Marketing and Sport Management
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Charles Campisi

Charles Campisi

Chair, Marketing and Sport Management
Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Minnesota
M.S.Ed., University of Miami
B.S., Syracuse University


Dr. Charles Campisi teaches in the marketing and sport management department in BW's Carmel Boyer School of Business. He has taught for over a decade and worked in the sport business industry in various capacities with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Guardians, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Twins, University of Miami Athletic Department and the IMG Academies. He has taught sport management courses at Baldwin Wallace University, Lock Haven University and University of Minnesota.

Additionally, he has executed experiential learning trips for students to the past eleven Super Bowls, five College Football Playoff National Championship games, multiple Formula 1 races, and many other events. He is also a game day supervisor for the Cleveland Guardians and worked the 2016 ALDS, ALCS, and World Series.

In 2016, Campisi was awarded best college internship advisor at The Expys, Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education's annual award program recognizing excellence in internships and co-ops. He was also nominated for the award in 2017. Campisi is also a two-time finalist for the Strosacker Award for Teaching Excellence (2015 and 2017) and two-time nominee for the Bechberger Award for contributing in outstanding ways to student development and growth through leadership outside of the classroom (2016 and 2017).

Campisi earned his doctorate in sport management from the University of Minnesota. He received his Master of Science in sport management from the University of Miami (Fla.) and his Bachelor of Science in marketing from Syracuse University. He has been published and presented research on academic corruption, baseball in the Dominican Republic and student perspectives on experiential learning projects.

Areas of Expertise

Collegiate and national and international professional sport, media relations in sport, the business of sport academies, sport finance.



  • First Year Experience 100 (FYE 100)
  • Tourism in Recreation & Leisure (HTM 240)
  • History of Sport (SPM 223)
  • Intro to Sport Management (SPM 243)
  • Sport Research & Analytics (SPM 244)
  • Org. & Admin. of Sport (SPM 340)
  • Sport Media Relations (SPM 344)
  • Sport Finance (SPM 349)
  • Pro Sport Industry (SPM 350)
  • Collegiate Athletics (SPM 351)
  • Sales & Sponsorship (SPM 353)
  • Global Sport Industry (SPM 360I)
  • Sport Management Senior Capstone (SPM 452)


  • Sport Strategy & Analytics (SPM 551)

Scholarly Activities


"Toward a Grounded Theory of Student-Athlete Suffering & Dealing with Academic Corruption"
Journal of Sport Management, May 2008, Issue 3, pg. 273-302
Kihl, L., Richardson, T., and Campisi, C.

Conference Presentations

"Empowering Students to Own Experiential Learning Opportunities"
Experiential Learning Leadership Institute Conference, 2023 – Martin, TN
Campisi, C.

"Ticket Sales Training: Student Perspectives on an Embedded Experiential Learning Project"
North American Society for Sport Management, 2015 - Ottawa, ON
Sheptak, R., Menaker, B., and Campisi, C.

"The Representation of Females in Sports Films"
North American Society for Sport Management, 2006 - Kansas City, MO
Dane, E. and Campisi, C.

"Corruption Reform in the University of Minnesota Men’s Basketball Program"
The Drake Group, 2006 - Indianapolis, IN
Campisi, C. and Kihl, L.

"Consequences of Corruption in the University of Minnesota Men’s Basketball Program"
North American Society for Sport Management, 2005 - Regina, SK
Kihl, L. and Campisi, C.

Invited and Panel Presentations

Campisi, C., Dick, A., Jones, J., & Sheptak Jr., R.D. (2018). "Selling Auxiliary Events"
Presented as panel at the 4 S Summit of the North American Association for Sport
Commissions in Cleveland, OH. October 24.

Technical Reports

Campisi, C., Sheptak Jr., R.D., Stoll, J. (2020) Sport Facility Feasibility Study – City of
East Liverpool. Prepared for the City of East Liverpool Ohio.

Expert in the Field

Featured in interview with The Plain Dealer/