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Craig Crow, Ed.D.

Professor of Management, Director of Assessment
Office Main Hall 250 Work Phone: 304.336.8167 Work Fax: 304.336.8418



  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, West Virginia University
  • M.S., Sport Management, West Virginia University
  • B.S., Business Administration, West Liberty State College



  • WCOB Assessment Committee, Chairperson
  • General Studies Assessment Committee
  • Program Review Committee


Professional Activities:

  • Board of Commissioners member for the International Accreditation Council for Business Education
  • Former PSSI Stadium Corp. game day field crew member
  • Former review board member for Case Studies in Sport Management
  • Past sport industry guest service consulting experience
  • Former WVU athletic department staff member (full-time and graduate assistant)


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Dittmore, S. W., & Crow, C. M. (2010, April). The influence of the Bowl Championship Series on competitive balance in college football. Journal of Sports Administration & Supervision 2(1), 7-19.  Article also published in the Fall 2010 edition of The Sports Business Exchange. Recipient of Editor’s Choice Award.


Book Chapters

  • Goss, B.D., Jubenville, C.J., & Crow, C.M. (2009). Future of the sport industry. In A. Gillentine and R.B. Crow (eds.). Foundations of Sport Management (2nd ed.). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.


Book Reviews

  • Crow, C.M. (2014, May).  Review of the book Beyond the scoreboard:  An insider’s guide to the business of sport, by R. Horrow & K. Swatek.  Sport Management Review 17(2), 238-239.


Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations

  • Crow, C.M. (2014, April).  Researching the institution’s athletics program:  One faculty member’s experience.  Abstract presented at the 2014 Scholarly Conference on College Sport, Columbia, SC in April 2014.
  • Crow, C.M. (2013, April).  Impact of football stadium beer sales on fan behavior and crime:  Perceptions of campus law enforcement directors.  Abstract presented at the 2013 Scholarly Conference on College Sport, Chapel Hill, NC in April 2013.
  • Crow, C.M. (2013, April).  Is anyone choosing Division II?  Content analysis of recent research on intercollegiate athletics.  Abstract presented at the 2013 Scholarly Conference on College Sport, Chapel Hill, NC in April 2013.
  • Crow, C. M. (2012, May).  Perceived benefits of outsourcing football stadium foodservice operations:  Differences between FBS and FCS institutions.  Presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society for Sport Management, Seattle, WA.
  • Crow, C.M. (2012, April).  Outsourcing foodservice operations:  Who is behind the counter? Presented at the 2012 Scholarly Conference on College Sport, Chapel HIll, NC.
  • Dittmore, S.W., Crow, C.M., & Fields, T.E. (2010, March). Property rights in the age of digital media: Exploring the legal and practical impacts of the restricting content usage. Abstract presented at the Fourth Summit on Communication and Sport, Cleveland, OH.
  • Dittmore, S. W., & Crow, C. M. (2009, April). Competitive balance in the founding BSC conferences: Regular and post-season implications. Abstract presented at the 2009 Scholarly Conference on College Sport, Chapel Hill, NC.


Conference Poster Presentations

  • Crow, C. M. (2012, April 19).  Satisfaction with football stadium foodservice operations. Poster presented at the 2012 Scholarly Conference on College Sport, Chapel Hill, NC.


Courses Taught at WLU

  • EDL 520:  Human Resources and Personal Issues
  • ENT 450:  Venture Finance and Analysis
  • FIN  325:  Sport Finance
  • GBUS 140:  Introduction to Business
  • MGT 310:  Sport Venue Management
  • MGT 320:  Legal Aspects of Sport Industry
  • MGT 350:  Principles of Management
  • MGT 353:  Small Business Management
  • MGT 410:  Sport Management Ethics
  • MGT 471:  Sport Management Internship
  • MGT 475:  Human Resource Management
  • MGT 498:  Strategic Management and Policies
  • MGT 545:  Strategic Human Resource Management
  • MKT 410:  Sport Marketing



  • West Liberty University Faculty Excellence in Service Award, 2017-18
  • Gary E. West College of Business Excellence in Teaching Award, 2012-2013