Kenneth L. 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 | San Francisco.

Shropshire has written extensively about the sports industry, including several award-winning books. His past consulting roles have included work for the Detroit Pistons, the NCAA, the National Football League, and the United States Olympic Committee; negotiation training for IBM, Clorox, Fannie Mae, and Major League Baseball, and a number of international law firms; and diversity training for entering Wharton MBA students and Miami Dolphins rookies.

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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.