Mark Conrad, M.S., J.D. Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University (2016-18)
Mark Conrad is Associate Professor of Law and Ethics at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, where he directs its sports business concentration. In addition to teaching sports law, he has also taught courses covering contracts, business organizations, and media law.
Professor Conrad’s books and articles have appeared in academic, legal and general circulation publications. In addition to his full-time responsibilities at Fordham, Professor Conrad has served as adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Sports Management Program and at St. John’s University’s LL.M in International Sports Practice. He served as president of the Sport and Recreation Law Association from 2014-15. He received his B.A. from the City College of New York, his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School and a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Bryan Finch, Oklahoma State University (2015-17)
Vice-President for Administration
Dr. Bryan Finch is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Management at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. He also serves as the Director of the Sports Management Institute at the school. Dr. Finch has grown the sports business program at OSU since his arrival in 2007, expanding course offerings, developing industry connections, designing internship programs, and creating sport travel courses. He has taught travel courses in Phoenix, Boston, Washington D.C., Montreal, and Australia. Dr. Finch’s research focuses on the community impact of sports.
Adrien Bouchet, University of Tulsa (2016-18)
Vice-President for Industry Relations
Dr. Adrien Bouchet is the Warren Clinic Endowed Professor at The University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business. Before this appointment, he spent four years on the faculty at Texas A & M University.
Outside of teaching, Dr. Bouchet researches management and marketing issues in the context of sport settings. His publications include articles in leading academic journals including Journal of Service Marketing, Omega: International Journal of Management Science, Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, and Sport Marketing Quarterly. In addition, Dr. Bouchet has presented his research at the American Marketing Association and has been awarded a Knight Foundation and Janet Park/NASSM grants.
Before academe, Adrien spent twelve years in the sport and entertainment industry. During that time he served as Associate General Manager, Hurricane Sports Properties, the corporate sponsorship division of the University of Miami athletic department. His responsibilities included managing corporate relations for the athletic department as well as sponsorship sales for the Orange Bowl, Ryder Center and Mark Light stadium. Prior to this, he served as Senior Manager, Marketing Partnerships for both the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins and Major League Baseball’s Miami (Florida) Marlins. Clients included Coke, Toyota, Cleveland Clinic, Comcast, and Anheuser-Busch. He also worked for Clear Channel Entertainment as Senior Director, Consulting in their Team, League, and Venue Services division. In this capacity, he oversaw or was involved in consulting assignments at the University of Miami, University of Connecticut, Western Kentucky University, Arena Football League and various outdoor music venues.
He was educated at Texas A&M University (PhD), Arizona State University, Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, and Auburn University.
Michael G. Hypes, Morehead State University (2017-2019)
Dr. Hypes is an Associate Professor of Sport Management in the School of Business Administration in the College of Business and Technology at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in sport management, He has served as the Chair of the Council on Facilities and Equipment, Vice-President for the Indiana Center for Sport Education, Inc., Assistant Editor of the Indiana AHPERD Journal, Assistant Editor of the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, Director of Higher /education for Indiana AHPERD, Chair of the JOPERD Editorial Board, Chair of the AAPAR Publications Committee, Management Division Representative for AAPAR, Cabinet Member for AAPAR, and various other leadership positions in professional organizations. He has completed numerous presentations and articles for publication at the state, national and international levels. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Appalachian State University, a Master of Arts from Appalachian State University, and a Doctor of Arts from Middle Tennessee State University.
Stephanie Tryce, Saint Joseph's University (2016-2018)
Ms. Tryce is an Assistant Professor of Sport Marketing. She began her teaching career as a Lecturer in the Mark H. McCormack Sport Management Department at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where she taught various sport law courses. Upon returning to her native Philadelphia, Professor Tryce practiced law full-time and was Affiliated Faculty in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Adjunct Faculty in the Sport Management Department at the University of Delaware. She received her Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from Drexel University and her Juris Doctorate, Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law.
Dr. Jason Reese, Stephen F. Austin State University (2015-2017)
Jason Reese, PhD, is an assistant professor of marketing in the Department of Management, Marketing, and International Business at Stephen F. Austin State University. He is also the Coordinator of the Sports Business Program His research agenda consists of research related to pricing of sport related products, consumer price perceptions, and consumer behavior to price changes in the sport industry.
Julia Ann Hypes, Laurentian University (2016-2018)
Member-at-large for Association Members
Dr. Hypes is an Associate Professor of Sport Management in the College of Business and Technology at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in sport management. As a practitioner, Dr. Hypes has held positions as a Sports Information Director, administrative assistant for athletic facilities, game operations and budgeting coordinators. In addition to teaching, she currently serves as the coordinator for the Master of Arts in Sport Management, the undergraduate internship, graduate and undergraduate program assessment, and is the sport management curriculum coordinator. She has been involved with and held leadership positions at the state, regional and international levels. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Middle Tennessee State University, a Master of Sport Science from the U. S. Sports Academy, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana State University.
Phil Hatlem, Saint Leo University
Phil Hatlem is an instructor of Sport Business in the Donald R. Tapia School of Business at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida. Before entering academia seventeen years ago, Hatlem worked for ten years in athletic administration at mid-major universities in Texas, South Carolina, Iowa, and Idaho. He also spent a year as ticket manager for the men’s professional tennis tournament in Indianapolis. He has volunteered at major sporting events in the Tampa Bay region, including the PGA Tour, NCAA Final Four, and the Super Bowl. Hatlem’s research and teaching interests include the historical and cultural forces that have shaped our sporting landscape, and how we may apply those findings to address issues facing the industry today. He has presented at numerous conferences, both throughout the United States and internationally.