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Martin Brett, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Department Chair, Sport Management

Gambet Center 205

Dr. Brett is an associate professor of sport management at DeSales University. Prior to joining the Division of Business at DeSales, he earned a Ph.D. and MA from The Ohio State University in sport and exercise management. Dr. Brett is also a graduate of DeSales University with a BA in politics, and a former admissions counselor for the Office of Enrollment Management.

Aside from his experience as a collegiate soccer player, Dr. Brett has worked in event management with MSG Promotions Inc. (2014 & 2008 U.S. Open and 2009 U.S. Women’s Open & 2008 U.S. Open), the Columbus Crew and Crew Stadium (the first soccer specific stadium built in the U.S.), grass-roots marketing, and event management with national 3v3 basketball and soccer tours, collegiate athletic operations, event marketing (GMC-Pontiac), and media relations for Nationwide Arena.

Dr. Brett's research interests include:

  • Utilizing qualitative research methodologies and grounded theory to identify and analyze student-athlete perceptions of the NCAA

  • The relationship between off-field problems and managerial response on fan identification

Outside of the University, Dr. Brett enjoys a variety of activities including soccer, downhill skiing, hiking, reading, and supporting his favorite sports teams. He resides in Easton, PA with his wife, Christine, and son, Shea.

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your reputation is what people may think of you, while your character is who you really are.” - John Wooden