A Faculty of Active Professionals

American University's MS in Sports Analytics and Management is taught by sports management professionals that are active in the field. Students benefit from their industry insights and connections, providing them with relevant skills that employers are seeking and potential employment opportunities.

Matt Winkler

Program Director

Mr. Winkler has blended more than 20 years of experience in the NCAA, NHL, WNBA, MLS, the Olympics, and the World Cup and activation on five continents into innovative industry strategy for the sports, events and higher education industries. Recently Winkler launched the first Online M.S. in Sports Analytics & Management at American University.

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Jason Becker

Jason Becker

Adjunct Professor

Mr. Becker has taught within the field of sport management for over seven years now, while working in marketing, promotions, public relations and communication. He covered major sporting events in the NFL, NBA and MLB and has been part of Super Bowl coverage week during the last four Super Bowls.

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Wylie Chen

Adjunct Instructor

Mr. Chen has nearly 20 years' experience in non-profit management, sports philanthropy, and technology. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of CrowdBrowse, a tech start-up web/App focused on creating a unique shopping experience for users while supporting small businesses and boutiques.

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Alexia Nalewaik

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Nalewaik has over 25 years of experience in project controls, quantity surveying, and project management. Areas of focus include process QA/QC, audit, project analytics, and risk. For recent publications and research, see ResearchGate. Dr. Nimer has taught Cross Cultural Communication, Religion, and Politics Worldwide and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East and beyond. 

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Mohamed Nimer

Mohamed Nimer

Assistant Professor and Academic Director

Dr. Nimer has conducted field research on Middle Eastern and South Asian politics and development. He has worked with hard-to-reach communities ranging from rural areas in Egypt to Arab and...

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Keith Scully

Keith Scully

Adjunct Instructor

Mr. Scully is an adjunct professor at multiple universities in addition to American University. He is the Founder, CEO and Managing Director, Strategic Noise Group: Global Strategic Business Development and Digital Branding Consulting. Clients: UA, Nike, USTA-USOpen, New Balance, BSN.

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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Mr. Smith is in his third year as Associate Athletic Director at American University. Previously, he spent over five years in compliance at Fordham University. He's currently an…

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Laura Farina

Laura Farina

Adjunct Instructor

Ms. Farina, Esq. is a member of SmithDehn LLP, a global media, entertainment, and sports law firm, representing broadcasters and producers of feature length films and television series. She also represents various entities and talent in the entertainment and sports industry.

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Tanya Saloom

Tanya Saloom

Adjunct Instructor

Ms. Saloom is currently a research analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses specializing in the design, visualization, and delivery of health readiness metrics.

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Kari Strobel

Kari Strobel

Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Strobel is a Human Capital Specialist Master at Deloitte Consulting. In her role as Specialist Master, she is responsible for providing Human Capital Organizational Transformation and Talent services to Federal clients. Prior to joining Deloitte, Dr. Strobel worked at AvantGarde where she was responsible for managing strategic human capital and organizational development projects across multiple Federal Agencies.

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To learn more about American University’s online MS in Sports Analytics and Management program, call 855.725.7614 to speak with an admissions representative or request more information.