Dr. Mark S. Rosentraub is the Bruce and Joan Bickner Endowed Professor of Sports Management and has been the director of Center for Sport and Policy at the University of Michigan since September 2009. Prior to coming to the University of Michigan he was Dean and Professor at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. Dr Rosentraub was also the Director and Founder of The Ruth Ratner Miller Center for Greater Cleveland’s Future, Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. This Center commissioned research designed to build the partnerships required to advance Greater Cleveland’s economic development and commitment to equal growth.
His recent publications include: Reversing Urban Decline: Why and How Sports, Entertainment, and Culture Turn Cities Into Major League Winners, 2014, CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, and with Jason A. Winfree, Sports Finance and Management: Real Estate, Entertainment, and the Remaking of the Business, 2011. Florida: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis.