Michelle L. Smith, M.S.
Assistant Professor Sport Management
Chair of Management and Marketing Department
Department: Dayton School of Business
Office: Shaw 149
Phone Extension: 2709Contact Michelle L. Smith
Michelle Smith is an assistant professor of sport management in the Dayton School of Business and the Chair of the Management and Marketing Department. Prof. Smith teaches in both the undergraduate and MBA programs in sport management with classes such as sport marketing, events/facilities and leadership. Prior to her 26 years of teaching, Michelle played collegiate golf and worked on the corporate side of the sport industry where she was on the corporate partner team for the men’s and women’s final four.
Prof. Smith is passionate about internships, continued learning, networking and students. She acquired her undergraduate at Middle Tennessee State University in marketing and her master’s at the University of Kentucky in sport management. It was during her time at UK where she discovered her passion for teaching.
In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, live music, friends, and spending time with her adult son and her dog, Charlie.
Masters of Science/Sport Management/University of Kentucky
Bachelor of Science/Marketing/Middle Tennessee State University
Courses taught in the Sport Management Programs include:
Intro to Sport Management
Facility Management and Design
Management and Leadership in Sport
Possible Careers within Sport Management:
Sports Information Director
Operations Manager of Major League Team
Events Operations Manager
Ticket Operations Manager
Social Media and Communications Director
Conferences (SEC, ACC, Big 10)
College Sports (Athletic Program Development Director)
Health and Fitness Director