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.
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, co-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.
John M. Lanasa, Ph.D., co-Director, Master of Science in Sports Leadership Program
John is the Chair of Marketing, Sports Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and the Director of the Master of Science in Sports Leadership program at the A.J. Palumbo•Donahue School of Business in Pittsburgh, PA. His research has appeared in a number of journals including: Psychology and Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Industrial Marketing, and the Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice. Dr. Lanasa’s current research interests include marketing systems, personal selling, retailing, sports marketing, and education in sports. Dr. Lanasa has over eighty publications. Dr. Lanasa spent thirteen years in the industrial sector with Westinghouse Corporation in many different sales and marketing capacities.
Gene Tempesta, J.D., Adjunct Instructor of Sports Leadership
Gene is an Adjunct Instructor in the Master of Science in Sports Leadership program. He is also a successful entrepreneur, business consultant and attorney in private practice, focusing in the areas of Marketing, Contracts, Strategic Business Planning, Estate Planning, Corporate Law, Sports Law and Entertainment Law. He counsels business owners, coaches and athletes on strategic decisions regarding law, finance and planning. He is a published author in the area of e-commerce. Gene has spent thirteen years in the industrial sector with Rockwell International Corporation in many different marketing and finance capacities. He also spent nine years with the federal court system and the office of the Governor of Pennsylvania.