Robert Bellamy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts
Rob has professional experience in television and radio as a producer, programmer, and on-air "talent," and is the Adviser to WDSR (Duquesne Student Radio). His most recent book (co-authored with Jim Walker) is Center Field Shot: A History of Baseball on Television (University of Nebraska Press, 2008). Dr. Bellamy has authored three books and numerous articles in such publications as MediaSport, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Center Ice, and Journal of Communication. He is a founding editorial board member of NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Sport and Social Issues.
Charles Berry, J.D., Adjunct Instructor
Chuck is an attorney with over thirty years of experience as a baseball sports agent. Chuck has been a partner in the law firm of Reich, Landman and Berry, a Vice-President in the Baseball division of the International Management Company and for eighteen years, ran his own sports representation business, Champions Management. He has been involved with the presentation of six baseball salary arbitration cases and helped prepare for dozens of others. He has represented over 150 professional baseball players and has worked with Hall of Fame player, Joe Morgan and many Major League All-Star players, including Jack Clark, Gary Ward, Javier Lopez, Julio Franco, JR Richard, Enos Cabell, Greg Minton and Manny Sanguillen. Chuck has seen, first-hand the business and personal side of sports and the opportunities and pitfalls that professional athletes and teams face. Chuck currently serves as the President of the Roberto Clemente Foundation and works as a consultant for several former clients and for the Roberto Clemente family.
Ronald Dick, Ed.D., Adjunct Instructor
Ron is an Associate Professor of Sport Marketing at Duquesne University in the School of Business. He was an Assistant Professor in the Sport Management Program at James Madison University (VA) from 2004-2006 where he established the Bull Pen and was the Director of the Sports Sales Lab that generated more than $15,000 in ticket sales revenue for the JMU athletic department. The Bull Pen provided sales training for JMU students during their internship and practicum experiences that involved informative marketing. From 2000 to 2004 he was an Associate Professor for the Management Program at the University of New Haven (CT). He has an Ed.D. from Temple University (2000), an MBA from St. Joseph's University (1989), and a B.S. from St. Joseph's University (1984). He has 13 years experience in the National Basketball Association with the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets as the Director of Group Sales and Director of Sales, respectively. In addition, Dr. Dick was the Assistant Dean for Student/Athletic Programs at Marian College (WI) and Assistant Athletic Director for Ticket Operations at the University of Houston. His areas of interest are the sales and sport marketing for both collegiate and professional sports organizations. Dr. Dick is the founder of Bridging the Gap which is a sports marketing consulting company that maximizes the revenue streams of professional and collegiate marketing departments.
Dorene Ciletti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sports Marketing
Dorene teaches marketing and sports marketing courses in the Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University. Her research interests include sports marketing, marketing communication, sustainability and its integration in sports, and sales. Dr. Ciletti’s publications include several books and numerous journal articles and proceedings in publications including the International Journal of Sport Communication, International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, and the Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education. She shares her marketing expertise with the community through active involvement with organizations that support community development, inclusion, and those with differing abilities. Prior to her academic career, she worked in marketing and sales in the financial services, education, and healthcare sectors.
Robert Derda, MSL, Adjunct Instructor
Bob is the Associate Athletic Director for External Relations at Duquesne University. He has also served as an adjunct instructor for the past seven years in the A. J. Palumbo School of Business. Bob has 25-plus years of sports sales and marketing experience, including 18 years working with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Steven N. Greenberg, Director, Master of Science in Sports Leadership Program
Steve is the Executive in Residence for Sports Marketing at Duquesne University. He has a background that includes 25 years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he served in a variety of roles including VP of Marketing and VP of New Ballpark Development. In the latter role, he oversaw the design and construction of PNC Park. This major-league facility, which was completed on time and within construction budget, is recognized as one of the best ballparks in baseball.
Paul Klein, J.D., Assistant Professor of Law and Ethics
Paul teaches in the AJ Palumbo undergraduate and John F. Donohue graduate schools of Business at Duquesne University. Prior to joining the university in 1989, he received his law degree from Duquesne University and his undergraduate degree from Penn State University. He was a mediator for the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations for almost six years and an Investment Executive for Paine Webber (now UBS) for almost four years. In his current capacity, he teaches courses in Sports Law, Employment Law, Business Ethics, Contracts, and the Legal Environment of Business.