Mark Rosentraub


Dr. Mark Rosentraub is the Bruce and Joan Bickner Endowed Professor of Sport Management and director of the Center for Sport and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology. He also serves as the Sport Management program chair. Prior to his time at U-M, Dr. Rosentraub was professor and dean at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs in Cleveland State University, as well as the campus dean of Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Indianapolis). He completed his PhD at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Rosentraub has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Public Administration Review, Public Finance and Budgeting, Tourism Management, and the Journal of Sport Economics, and has published more than ten books on sport business, public administration, and urban policy. He has received more than $26 million in funding from organizations such as the Lilly Endowment, Olympia Development, Bedrock Development, the Green Bay Packers, and many other cities. Dr. Rosentraub has served as a project consultant for major and minor league teams and for numerous urban planning and real estate development corporations, and has presented more than 100 papers at professional conferences all over the world. He is a sought-after expert in using sport as a platform for economic and urban development and has been featured in numerous media outlets, such as ABC’s Nightline, ESPN’s Sports Center, and the Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Rosentraub teaches SM 440: Sport, Economic Development, and Urban Revitalization at the undergraduate level, as well as experimental courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including SM 313/KINESLGY 513: Monetizing Sport and KINESLGY 513: Sports, Economic Development, and Urban Planning. He holds a dual appointment in Urban and Regional Planning at the U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Areas of interest

Economic, community, and social development; urban policy, management, and administration; public finance; the economics and management of sports; tourism, amenities, social and economic development; regional and local governance.


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Course Course Title Credits Term Instructor
SM 440 Sport, Economic Development, and Urban Revitalization 3 As Arranged Rosentraub
Course Name RO: Sport & Eco Dev
Course Level: Undergraduate
The aim of this course is to explore the role of sport facilities in the economic and social development of cities. This requires an understanding of theories of economic development, the role of facilities in urban design, and the building of wealth through the attracting and retention of human capital.
Component: LEC