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Stuart McMahon


B.S. and M.S. East Stroudsburg University, PA
Ed.D. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

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Stuart, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, currently resides in Massachusetts. His research focuses on sport entrepreneurship and the resources contributing to the financial success of sport businesses. He provides extensive knowledge on how sport is managed not only from an American perspective but a European and global perspective. 

Dr. McMahon’s other research interests include pedagogical implications for teaching and developing sport management programs as well as best practices for global sport management. His program at Salem State University was one of only 26% of sport management programs in North America to have been given the distinction of being a Nationally Approved Program, through the Sport Management Program Review Council of the North American Society for Sport Management/National Association of Sport and Physical Education.

Dr. McMahon has been teaching for over 20 years. He has also developed an international course, Sport Management and Culture: A European Perspective at Stirling University, Scotland specifically for American/European students. He developed the sport management course at Gordon College and has taught part-time at Gordon for over 10 years.

Beyond the classroom, and in the field, Dr. McMahon’s teaching brings real-life questions to the course. A previous Scottish Gymnastics Champion who was team captain for Scotland, McMahon competed internationally, including two Commonwealth Games (Scotland, 1986, and New Zealand, 1990). He has helped develop seven USA national gymnastic team members and produced several NCAA national champion gymnasts, including two members of the USA World Championship Team and Pan American Team.