Health and Human Performance Faculty
Charles L. Crowley, Ph.D., teaches courses in the Health and Human Performance Department, focusing in the sports\recreation management program. He brings over 20 years of experience in the business and sport industries to his role. In addition, he frequently conducts research in areas of sports finance, social economic status of athletes, and race/ethnicity in sports, and regularly presents his findings at scholarly conferences.
Dr. Crowley launched his professional career with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, while also running professional track and field. He has previously worked in a variety of organizations and roles, some of which include government positions, the management of a Fortune 500 company, and Division I and II college coach. Dr. Crowley says that despite his other professional experiences, he finds the most joy in teaching and making a positive impact in students’ lives and futures.
Beyond his academic subject, Dr. Crowley strives to teach students to never give up and to always pursue big goals. He finds his teaching and coaching roles most rewarding when he is a part of students’ success. Dr. Crowley’s personal philosophy is to live life to its fullest and learn from every experience.
Dr. Crowley holds a Doctor of Philosophy in sport management from Florida State University, and a master’s degree in management and economics and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Lincoln University.