Faculty and Staff

David Hack

Professor • Department of Kinesiology

Dr. David Hack serves the Department of Kinesiology as an Associate Professor and Sport Management Program Director. Dr. Hack has over ten years of experience as a full-time faculty member coupled with significant experience coaching college baseball and serving in various roles related to intercollegiate athletics administration. He is a licensed baseball and volleyball official at the youth and high school levels. His research focuses on motivations for interaction with sport, experiential learning within sport management curriculums, and corporate sponsorship of amateur sporting properties. His commitment to experiential learning has been displayed through his development of courses at William Paterson which have allowed students to engage in experiential learning at the 2019 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden, the 2019 New York City Marathon, and Super Bowl LIII.


PhD Leisure Behavior, Indiana University `Bloomington, IN

MS Sport Management, University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS

BA History, The Ohio State University Columbus, CO


Organizational leadership in sport, sport sponsorship, motivation for sport interaction

Representative Publications

B1G opportunity: Motivations and experiences of student volunteers at an NCAA Division I conference basketball tournament; , International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health; 2021

Motivations, preferences, and new media usage for intramural participation: A case study of a small, private Midwestern college; , Journal of Physical Education and Sports Management; 2019

An examination of the motivations for sponsorship of Gay Games IX; , Journal of Marketing Management; 2018

Representative Presentations

B1G opportunity: motivations and experiences of student volunteerism at the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament
Explorations William Paterson University
Wayne, NJ 2019

A case study of participant motivations and event preferences in intramural sports
NJAPHERD Annual Convention New Jersey Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
Long Branch, NJ 2018

Applicable theory and research: Generating financial sponsorships to support programming
Creating Change Conference National LGBTQ Task Force
Washington, DC 2018

Notable Courses Taught

SPM 2000 Foundations of Sport Management
SPM 2100 Diversity in Sport
SPM 3400 Leadership and Governance in Sport
SPM 4000 Global Sport Management
EXSC 6300 Administration of Sport and Athletics
EXSC 6320 Sport Venue and Event Operations
EXSC 6330 Sport Economics and Finance
EXSC 6340 Policy and Strategic Management in Sport

124 Wightman Gym

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