Ann M. Mayo, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Sport Management
Ann Mayo is the founder of the Seton Hall Sports Poll and the director of the Stillman School’s Center for Sport Management. A faculty associate in the Department of Management, her research interests include sports betting, the ethics of sport and intercollegiate athletics — interests that led to the creation of the sports poll.
Prior to the Stillman School of Business, Mayo served as an assistant dean and coordinator of external and alumni relations at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
She was also an academic consultant to the Men’s Basketball program at UNLV and an academic counselor in the Department of Athletics at Ohio State University. Mayo received her B.A. and M.A. from California State University and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.
Director, Seton Hall University Sports Poll
Rick Gentile » is the director of the Seton Hall Sports Poll. He is a 10 time Emmy Award-winning sports broadcaster and former CBS Sports executive producer and senior vice president.
During his long tenure at CBS, Gentile served in a number of executive production and programming positions, and oversaw the production of major sporting events, including three Olympic Games. He also served as president and executive producer of Diamond Sports and Entertainment, and senior vice president, executive producer of The Football Network. Currently, he is president and executive producer of his own company, 24 Productions.
An instructor in the Department of Management, Gentile teaches a course on The Business of Sports Television. He received a B.A. in sociology from Queens College and did graduate work in criminal justice at John Jay College.
Richard J. Hunter, J.D.
Professor of Legal Studies
Richard J. Hunter Jr. is a practicing attorney, Professor of Legal Studies and former associate Dean of Graduate Studies and director of International Programs in the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University. Hunter has taught sport law at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Sport Management program.
Hunter was the varsity soccer coach at the University of Notre Dame from 1977 through 1984. He was also the assistant director of Non-Varsity Athletics, and served as the director of Notre Dame's boxing program from 1981-1984. Hunter served as game manager for Notre Dame basketball and as liaison to the NCAA for post-season competitions. He also has officiated for more than 40 years in basketball, baseball, football, lacrosse, boxing and soccer and was named to the NJSIAA Sports Officiating Hall of Fame in 1999. He currently still officiates High School soccer matches in New Jersey and served as President of the Shore soccer Officials Association.
His research interests include athletic administration, NCAA regulations, and antitrust implications of collegiate and professional sports. Professor Hunter holds a Bachelor's degree in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University, and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame. He has published articles in the area of sport and entertainment law in the Business Law Review, the Marquette Sports Law Review, and Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. He serves a consultant to the Amusement and Music Operators of America, an international professional organization, catering to the needs of its diverse membership.
Some of his Sports Law research includes:
“An Insider's Guide to the Legal Liability of Sports Contest officials”
Marquette Sports Law Review
Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 369-414 (Spring 2005)
“Discriminating Between Resident and Nonresident Hunters: A Violation of Equal Protection, Discrimination Against Interstate Commerce, or Rationally Based?”
Business Law Review
Vol. 38, pp. 69-90 (Spring 2005)
“Is It Time to Revisit the Doctrine of “State Action” in the Context of Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Sports?”
(With Paula Alexander Becker, Seton Hall University)
Villanova University Sports and Entertainment Law Journal
Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 191-232 (2007)
“Current Legal Aspects of Gaming and Gambling”
International Bulletin of Business Administration (EuroJournals, ISSN: 1451-243X)
Issue 2, July 2007, pp. 51-66
“Issues in Antitrust, the NCAA and Sports Management”
(With Ann Mayo, Seton Hall University)
Marquette University Sports Journal
Vol. 10, No. 1, Fall 1999, pp. 69-85.
Laurence M. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Center for Sport Management
Larry McCarthy teaches in the Stillman School’s Sport Management Program and is Director of the School’s Institute for International Business. His research focuses on sport marketing and has appeared in the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Marketing Quarterly and the European Journal of Sport Management. He coauthored with colleagues William Sutton and Richard Irwin the text "Sport Promotion and Sales Management."
McCarthy has extensive Olympic Organizing Committee experience having worked with The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) as an Olympic Envoy to the Olympic Council of Ireland. He is one of the founding members of the Sport Marketing Association and is a former chairman of New York Gaelic Athletic Association. He received his M.A. from New York University and a Ph.D. in sport management from The Ohio State University.
Some of his research involving Sport Marketing includes:
Sport Promotion and Sales Management
(With Richard Irwin and William Sutton)
2nd ed. Human Kinetics Publishers, 2008.
“Mega-Special-Event Promotions and Intent To Purchase: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Super Bowl”
(With Norm O'Reilly, Mark Lyberger, Benoit Seguin, and John Nadeau)
Journal of Sport Management
July 2008, Vol. 22, Iss. 4, pp. 392-409
“An Analysis of Volume Consumption, Consumer Interests and Perceptions of Sport Sponsorship as they relate to the Super Bowl”
(With Mark Lyberger)
International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship
December/January 2002. Vol. 3, No. 4.
“An Assessment of Consumer Knowledge of Interest In, and Perceptions of Ambush Marketing Strategies”
(With Mark Lyberger)
Sport Marketing Quarterly
2001, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 130-137.
“An Examination of the Rationale and Motives for Corporate Purchase of Stadia and Arena Naming Rights”
(With Richard Irwin)
Cyber Journal of Sport Marketing
2000, Vol. 4, No 2 and 3.
Kurt W. Rotthoff, Ph.D.
Department of Finance
Kurt is in his first year as an assistant professor in the Department of Finance and Legal Studies. Rotthoff received his Ph.D. from Clemson University in May 2007.
He teaches sport finance, but his fields of interest include sport finance,financial economics, sports economics, behavioral finance, and education finance. His recent research work has been looking at rent dissipation: a study of closed leagues vs. open leagues, effects of new stadiums on county level employment, bankruptcy behavior in football, and upsets in tennis: Girls vs. Boys. Outside of sports, his research involves the efficient use of Affirmative Action in higher education, and product liability litigation: Vioxx.
Rotthoff also stays active in the sporting world by being a volunteer assistant swim coach here at Seton Hall University.
Some of his research involving Sport Finance includes:
"A Model of Promotion and Relegation in League Sports"
(With John Jasina)
Forthcoming in the Journal of Economics and Finance
"The Impact of a Professional Sports Franchise on County Employment and Wages."
(With John Jasina)
International Journal of Sport Finance
November 2008. Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp 210-227