R. Brian Crow is an associate professor in the Department of Sport Management at Slippery Rock University, where he teaches courses related to sport marketing, sport finance, selling in sport, and current issues in sport. Dr. Crow also serves SRU as the NCAA faculty athletics representative. Prior to his appointment at SRU, he taught at Hampton University for four years and at the University of Southern Mississippi for three years. He earned his EdD in higher education administration and master of business administration degrees from West Virginia University, and his bachelor of science degree from West Liberty State College. Professionally, Dr. Crow has served as editor-in-chief of Sport Marketing Quarterly and has held various positions within the North American Society for Sport Management, including president. He has co-authored another text, Profiles of Sport Industry Professionals, with friends and colleagues Matt Robinson, Mary Hums, and Dennis Phillips.
In 2004, Dr. Crow founded GameDay Consulting, LLC, a full-service consulting firm providing customer-service training to various sport organizations and entities. Current and past clients include the Pittsburgh Steelers (Heinz Field), Baltimore Ravens (M & T Bank Stadium), Buffalo Bills (Ralph Wilson Stadium), Houston Texans (Reliant Stadium) and several NCAA Division I institutions, including WVU, Bowling Green, and Pitt.
Dr. Crow is the proud father of Samuel (13) and Hannah (9).