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Bill Miller

Bill Miller, Associate Professor of Sport Management

"Focus on learning the material, not the grade. Life is rarely run on a rubric. If you learn the material, good grades typically follow."

Degrees Held:

  • J.D. in Sports Law – Marquette University Law School, 1996
  • B.S. in Politics and Government – Ripon College, 1992

Career Highlights:

I’ve authored numerous books and articles on sports business and sports law. I’ve also worked in the industry for over seven years as a consultant at virtually all levels of sport. I served as chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin Sport & Entertainment Law Section. I’m also proud to have been nominated several times for UW-Parkside Teacher of the Year.

In which online program do you teach?

M.S. in Sport Management

Which classes do you teach online?

HESM 702: Professional Sports Governance and Administration

HESM 710: Sports Law

HESM 720: Revenue Generation and Sales in Sports Organizations

HESM 721: Financial Management for Sports Organizations

HESM 791: Current Issues in Sport Management Seminar

HESM 792: Sport Management Practicum and Portfolio

What do you want your students to take away from class?

The knowledge and skills necessary to develop and maintain a long-lasting career, including the ability to continue learning after the class is complete.

Why did you start teaching?

I started teaching as an adjunct instructor and discovered I enjoyed helping students achieve their dream of building a career in sports.

What advice would you give to your future online students?

Focus on learning the material, not the grade. Life is rarely run on a rubric. If you learn the material, good grades typically follow. Start early. Ask questions if you are uncertain about the material or the assignment.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

“Fun Is Good: How to Create Joy and Passion in Your Workplace and Career” by Mike Veeck and Pete Williams

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

I’ve attended games in more than 75 baseball stadiums around the country.

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