Kenneth Shropshire, PhD

David W. Hauck Professor, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics; Director, Wharton Sports Business Initiative, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Antitrust, contracts, negotiation and dispute resolution, the sports industry

About Kenneth:

Kenneth L. Shropshire joined the Wharton faculty in 1986 and specializes in the subject areas of sports business, negotiations, diversity, and general business law. He teaches the Negotiation and Dispute Resolution course both at Wharton's main campus in Philadelphia and at Wharton West in San Francisco. He is also president of the largest organization of attorneys in the sports business, the Sports Lawyers Association.

Shropshire has written extensively about the sports industry, including several award–winning books. His past consulting roles have included a wide variety of projects including work for the NCAA, National Football League, the United States Olympic Committee, negotiation training for IBM, Clorox, Fannie Mae and Major League Baseball and diversity training for entering Wharton School MBA students.

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Executive Education Programs Taught

Athlete Development Professional Certification Program
Academic Director
This program will provide athletic engagement professionals with the business skills to work more effectively with players, their families and key stakeholders, and become a well-respected and valued member of their organization's team.

Executive Sports Management Program
Academic Director

The Executive Sports Management Program offers leadership training for senior-level professional sports league executives.