Kenneth L. Shropshire, PhD

David W. Hauck Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School; Adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport and CEO of Global Sport Institute, Arizona State University

Research Interests:

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

About Kenneth:

Kenneth L. Shropshire is the Adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport and CEO of Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University. He recently closed out a 30-year career as an endowed full professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was also director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative, professor of Africana Studies, and academic director of Wharton’s sports-focused executive education programs. He now holds the title of Wharton Professor Emeritus.

As a sports-industry leader he is former president of the Sports Lawyers Association, the largest such organization in the world, and also former program chair of the ABA Forum Committee, Sports Law Section. His views and insights on the sports industry can be heard weekly on SiriusXM’s Wharton Sports Business Show, which he co-hosts.

Professor Shropshire earned an undergraduate degree in economics from Stanford University and a law degree from Columbia University, and is a member of the California bar.

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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.