Scott Rosner is an Associate Director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative and a full-time Lecturer in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches courses in The Sports Industry, Sports Law and Introduction to Law and the Legal Process to undergraduate students and Sports Business Management to MBA students. He received the Whitney Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching in 2006. Professor Rosner also serves as the Faculty Mentor to the University of Pennsylvania’s men’s basketball team.
Rosner is the lead author of “The Business of Sports,” a textbook synthesizing a collection of the leading scholarly sports business articles, the first such volume in the field. In addition, he has published numerous articles in highly regarded law reviews and journals and has made numerous presentations at the annual conferences of the North American Society for Sport Management and the Society for the Study of Legal Aspects of Sports and Physical Activity. His expert views have been presented in Sports Illustrated, Sports Business Journal, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, National Public Radio and CNBC. His research interests include the use of digital media in sports, vertical integration in professional sports, the impact of globalization in the sports industry, the financial aspects of Title IX and college athletics, valuation of professional sports franchises, contraction in professional sports, hazing in interscholastic, intercollegiate and professional sports, sport and urban revitalization, the application of antitrust and labor law to the sport industry, the regulation of sports agents, stadium issues, and racial and gender issues in sport.
Prior to his full-time appointment at the Wharton School in the fall of 2002, Mr. Rosner was an Assistant Professor of Finance & Legal Studies in the Center for Sport Management at Seton Hall University from 1999-2002. He taught courses in Sport Law, Sport Finance, Sport Management, and Business Law. Professor Rosner was also the advisor to the Sport Management Student Association. Simultaneous to his employment at Seton Hall, Professor Rosner served as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Wharton School from January 2001 through May 2002.
Prior to arriving at Seton Hall University in August 1999, Professor Rosner was the founder and Director of the Sport Management Concentration at Cazenovia College in central New York. During this time, he also served as the college's Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA, was the academic advisor to all Sport Management majors, and was the advisor to the Sport Management Club.
Professor Rosner is also the Principal of Hudson Sports Consulting, a sports advisory firm that provides a wide range of services in the business and legal aspects of the sports industry. He has also operated summer lacrosse camps in his native Philadelphia from 1994 - 2000. In addition, he was an Assistant Volunteer Manager for World Cup USA 1994 New York/New Jersey and also worked in the Public Relations Department of the Philadelphia Flyers.
An avid runner who has completed two marathons, Professor Rosner has also been an active member of the community. He has taught a weekly law class to high school students, and has coached in both inner-city and suburban youth soccer programs, including a position in the pilot program of the Nike P.L.A.Y.Corps.
Professor Rosner received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, an M.S. in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. He is a native of Gladwyne, Pennsylvania and currently resides in northern New Jersey with his family. His hobbies include reading, running and playing soccer.