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

Matt Winkler

Program Director

Matt 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. Previously, Winkler founded the…

View Profile
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…

View Profile

Wylie Chen

Adjunct Instructor

Wylie 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… 

View Profile
Shyam Chidamber

Shyam Chidamber

Adjunct Professor

Shyam Chidamber is an experienced business executive, entrepreneur and educator. He is currently Senior Partner at Lamnington Partners - a boutique Marketing Strategy Consultancy and on the Advisory Boards of several local and global startups. He is also Founding Director of the Center for Information Technology and the Global Economy (CITGE) at American University. Prior to joining AU…

View Profile

Allan Mink

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Info Technology & Analytics

Dr. Mink teaches Management, Information, and Systems (ITEC 616) as an Adjunct Professor at American University’s Kogod Graduate School of Business. Dr. Mink is the Managing Director for Systems Spirit, a boutique consulting team influential in connecting technology firms with the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD). His team analyzes…

View Profile

Alexia Nalewaik

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Alexia 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.

View Profile
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...

View Profile
Chris Rhodes

Chris Rhodes

Professorial Lecturer

Chris Rhodes is a professorial lecturer for American University with an emphasis in identity politics, political economy of religion, and African studies. His BioAreas of Expertise include...

View Profile
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…

View Profile
Tanya Saloom

Tanya Saloom

Adjunct Instructor

Tanya Saloom is currently a research analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses specializing in the design, visualization, and delivery of health readiness metrics. She brings with her nearly a decade of experience in…

View Profile
Kari Strobel

Kari Strobel

Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Kari R. 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…

View Profile

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.