Dennis R. Howard, Ph.D., is Head of the Graduate Program in Sport Management at The Ohio State University. Prior to coming to Ohio State in 1992, he served on the faculty at the University of Oregon for 13 years. Dr. Howard has authored or 3 books and numerous articles in sport and leisure management publications. His research focuses on the financing and marketing of sport. He has served as a featured speaker at numerous professional conferences and consults with a variety of sport and leisure organizations. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Leisure Sciences and serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Sport Management and Leisure Studies. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Howard earned degrees from the University of Oregon, University of Illinois, and Oregon State University.