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Affiliated Faculty and Fellows

Affiliated Faculty

Global Sport Affiliated Faculty have advanced the study of sport by conducting original research, publishing in academic journals, presenting at conferences and seminars, or otherwise demonstrating alignment with the goals of the Global Sport Institute.

ASU faculty who receive this designation are provided with a one-time stipend of $1,000 to bring in a guest speaker or collaborator to further their efforts to advance the study of sport. In addition, the Global Sport Institute provides up to $1,000 in annual financial support for sport-specific professional memberships and professional development opportunities that may not be available through a faculty member’s home academic appointment.

    If you are interested in becoming a Global Sport Affiliated Faculty, complete the form below, providing as much detail as possible. As affiliated faculty, your contributions in this field will be promoted as part the Sport Knowledge Lab and you may be invited to serve in various capacities as a subject matter expert, content creator, or featured speaker.

    ASU faculty who receive this designation are provided with a one-time stipend of $1,000 to bring in a guest speaker or collaborator to further their efforts to advance the study of sport. In addition, the Global Sport Institute provides up to $1,000 in annual financial support for sport-specific professional memberships and professional development opportunities that may not be available through a faculty member’s home academic appointment.

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    Global Sport Fellows

    Mori Taheripour

    Mori Taheripour is a globally recognized and highly sought-after speaker, award-winning educator and negotiation expert who's worked with some of the most iconic sports leagues and Fortune 500 corporations over the past twenty years. Mori's work has been featured in top business and sports publications like Forbes, INC, ESPN and Wall Street Journal. She is a regular contributor to sports discussions on Wharton Business Daily on SiriusXM and was featured in ESPN’s “30 for 30” documentary, Broke. In March 2020, Mori wrote her first book, Bring Yourself: How to Harness the Power of Connection to Negotiate Fearlessly, which was published by Penguin Random House.

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    Kenneth Bacon

    Kenneth Bacon is Co-founder and Managing Partner of RailField Partners. Prior to forming RailField, Ken spent 19 years at Fannie Mae, most recently as Executive Vice President and Head of the Multifamily Business. During his tenure, Ken oversaw a portfolio of $195 billion in assets, consisting of multifamily mortgages, conventional equity, low-income housing tax credits and mezzanine debt. Prior to running the multifamily division, he was responsible for the management of the American Communities Fund, and the affordable lending and community development initiatives of Fannie Mae. He is an alumnus and former trustee of Stanford University, where he received his B.A. He also holds a M.Sc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics where he studied as a Marshall Scholar, and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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