Brian A. Turner is an Associate Professor and coordinator of the graduate Sport Management in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Baylor University and his masters of education degree in Physical Education from Tarleton State University. He received his Ph.D. in Sport Management from Ohio State in 2001.
Prior to his current position, Dr. Turner served three years as the Director of Sport Management at DeSales University and one year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and made over 100 presentations at national and international conferences. Additionally, Dr. Turner has co-edited two editions of the textbook Marketing for Sport Business Success. He is past co-editor for the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics and currently serves on their editorial review board. In 2007, Dr. Turner was named a North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Research Fellow and in 2017 he won the organization’s Distinguished Sport Management Educator Award. Also in 2017, he won the College of Education and Human Ecology’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Currently, he serves as chair of Ohio State’s Senate Fiscal committee and is a former chair and member of the University’s Athletic Council.