Rick Smith

Assistant Professor
Degrees
MA-Sports Management, University of the Incarnate Word; BA-Multimedia Journalism, Florida Atlantic University
Year Appointed
2016
Courses
Fall 2017
  • Sports Management
  • Facility & Event Management
  • Beyond Lines of Sports
Courses
Spring 2018
  • Legal Issues in Sport
  • Sports Marketing
  • Special Topics in Sport

Biography

Rick Smith came to Marietta from Texas where he served on the senior staff of University of the Incarnate Word's Athletics Department overseeing external affairs, served as the university's licensing coordinator, and had a lead role with the transition from Division II athletics to Division I. Prior to that position, Smith was a Visiting Professor of Sports Management at UIW, and Assistant Director of Alumni Relations prior to teaching. 

Research Interests

College Athletics and the effect it has on college admissions, such as: Does adding football to a school increase enrollment? And: Do marketing gimmicks/theme nights in college athletics, such as T-shirt giveaways or Military Appreciation Day, increase attendance; and is there a cost-benefit analysis that can be done to measure the success of the promotion/theme?

Recent Publications

Teaching Game Scripting in Class