About Me

Ben Goss currently serves as an associate professor in the entertainment management program within the Department of Management and the College of Business Administration at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La., and his doctorate at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss.

In addition to teaching in the general management curriculum and courses on sport, event, and sponsorship management in the entertainment management curriculum, Goss has also taught internationally in Missouri State’s joint business degree program with Liaoning Normal University in Dalian, China.

In previous appointments, he has served as a visiting instructor at Southern Miss and has held academic positions as an assistant professor and sport management program coordinator at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., and Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. He has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed refereed journal articles, book chapters, and trade journal articles. Goss’ vita includes many professional conference presentations, including more than 30 at the international and national levels.

In 2007, Goss co-founded the Journal of Sport Administration & Supervision, a cutting-edge, open-access academic research journal seeking to bridge the gap between academic theory and professional practice in the sport industry. This journal has also pioneered the use of social media in publicly distributing research findings of the sport management academy. He currently serves as its editor-in-chief.

As a sport industry consultant, he has contributed to various projects, including program assessment, corporate sponsorship policy development, values and philosophy statements, patron lifestyle and sponsorship analysis, sponsorship development and solicitation, facility feasibility, economic impact, and fan initiatives.

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I will be happy to connect with you on LinkedIn if:
•I know you personally beyond an initial acquaintance
•We have connected on Twitter
•You’ve been referred to me by someone in my network
•You are a former student

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