Clinical Associate Professor & Academic Director of Graduate Programs, Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport
Daniel Kelly II (He / Him)
Daniel Kelly is Clinical Associate Professor of Sports Management and Academic Director of Graduate Programs at the Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport. He earned a Ph.D. in Sport Management from The Ohio State University, and an M.S. in Sports Studies and a B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University.
Kelly brings extensive experience in online curriculum development, the management of adjunct faculty members, and strong industry connections to US sports organizations, including MLS, NFL, NHL, and NBA teams, as well as the United States Golf Association and Monumental Sports and Entertainment. With more than 15 years of expertise in higher education, program development, and curriculum assessment, Kelly will lead both of the Tisch Institute's graduate degree programs: the M.S. in Sports Business and the new M.S. in Global Sport. He currently serves on the Board of the Commissioners for the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation, the national certification body that oversees the proper implementation and evaluation of sport management education worldwide at the college and the university level.
Prior to joining NYU, Kelly served as the Faculty Director and Associate Professor of the Practice for the Sports Industry Management program at Georgetown University, and as the academic lead and Georgetown University representative for the Football and Sports Management diploma program with the Josoor Institute (part of the Supreme Committee for the Delivery and Legacy of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup). While at Georgetown, he also partnered with the Barça Innovation Hub of FC Barcelona, the world's leading football club.
Why I serve on the IDBEA committee...
I am serving on the IDBEA committee to help facilitate purposeful systematic support of students, faculty, and staff at the NYU School of Professional Studies (SPS). This committee serves at the pivotal juncture of introducing high level school-wide policies while simultaneously offering direct service for SPS stakeholders. The opportunity to support SPS in this capacity is both a passion and duty of service in my career as an academic.