Charles Grantham, M.B.A.
Director, Center for Sport Management
Charles Grantham is deeply involved in professional sports, in both an academic and professional capacity. He has served as a Stillman School adjunct professor and a visiting clinical assistant professor in New York University’s School of Professional Studies.
As a union executive with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) from 1976 to 1995, he transformed the NBPA to a multifaceted organization designed to enhance the League’s image and to protect its players. As a principal negotiator, he helped to establish the League’s four historic Collective Bargaining Agreements and was an architect of the industry’s first revenue-sharing/salary cap business model – a multi-billion-dollar labor contract.
He has been a keynote speaker for numerous organizations and universities, has served as an expert analyst for several media outlets and authored articles featured in The New York Times, SportsBusiness Journal and SI.com.
Grantham has an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and has completed doctoral course work at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Education.
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 and 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 to 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.
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 co-authored 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.
Kurt W. Rotthoff, Ph.D.
Department of Finance
Kurt is in his first year as an associate 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.