Lee H Igel
Clinical Associate Professor
Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport
- BS, Boston University
- M.Ed., Boston University
- PHD, Capella University
Lee H. Igel brings insights from organizational behavior to work on business challenges in sports. His focus is on improving performance by helping people gain better understanding of when and why they make the decisions they do.
Igel is currently Clinical Associate Professor in the NYU Tisch Institute for Global Sport. Along with teaching, he serves as liaison to a strategic projects initiative with the United States Conference of Mayors Professional Sports Alliance that produces new knowledge on sports-led development in cities. Igel also has an associate appointment in the Medical Ethics division at NYU Langone School of Medicine.
Since joining the faculty at NYU, Igel has designed and taught 29 different courses at sites in New York, London, and Berlin, and taken a lead role in developing “think tank” collaborations in New York and Abu Dhabi. His prior professional background includes working in sports medicine and player development in top-tier competitive sports, and managing cross-disciplinary health change programs for elite athletes, senior executives of major corporations, and celebrity entertainers who were members at La Palestra in New York.
In addition to consulting to business, government, and non-profit executives, Igel is a contributor to Forbes SportsMoney and his writing has appeared in major popular, industry, and scientific publications. He is frequently called on by global media outlets as a guest analyst for breaking news about business and social issues running through sports.