Faculty Briefs


Jacob D. Augustin, assistant professor of Entertainment, Sport, Promotion Management, is currently defending his dissertation, “An Examination of the Effect of Alcohol on Sport Gambling Behaviors.” He has written several manuscripts currently in review for professional publication. Jacob has recently made professional presentations to the College Sport Research Institute, the North American Society of Sport Management, the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation, and the Applied Sport Management Association. Upcoming 2018 presentations include a variety of topics, such as alcohol consumption and collegiate club athletes, market efficiency in the National Hockey League, and stadium naming rights in professional football.


Danielle M. Harris is an assistant professor of Entertainment, Sport, Promotion Management. She received her Master of Arts in Sport and Recreation Management from Kent State University and her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Bowling Green State University. Danielle graduated from the 2013 NCAA Leadership Institute and participated in the NACWAA Division II Governance Academy in 2014. In the past two years, she has been a guest speaker at the NCAA Career in Sports Forum.



Jared Kaczmarczyk, assistant professor of Accounting, began his career as a tax intern with Andrews Hooper Pavlik before becoming a staff accountant. As a staff accountant, he performed external and internal audits for various industries, including financial institutions, government, not-for- profit organizations, and manufacturing companies. He was also responsible for preparing and reviewing business and personal tax returns.

Jared received his undergraduate degree from Olivet College and a Master of Science in Administration from the University of Michigan.


Arnab Majumdar, Fashion Marketing and Management department chair, has more than a decade of experience in the fashion industry. He brings his unique experience in the fashion industry’s supply chain to the classroom using digital, social, and free-enterprise platforms to advance the needs of the industry in today’s global, high-tech environment. His goal in academia is to adapt fashion education for the 21st century for students and entrepreneurs to better cater to the needs of the future market.

Arnab has seven years of experience in academia and several years of industry experience during which he launched fashion brands and stores. His experience includes consulting, production of fashion events, and seasonal campaigns for the apparel businesses. He completed his Master of Science from the University of Rhode Island and has a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Technology from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in India. Arnab is co-owner of a Chicago-based fashion business start-up, VendMyT.


Rob Safley, Adult Degree Program adjunct professor in Fort Worth, Texas, CMSgt Rob Safley was recently selected Command Chief for the 301 Air Force Reserve unit on the NAS/JRB Fort Worth base. In this position, he advises the commander on all matters relating to readiness, training, professional development, force utilization, operations tempo, health, morale, welfare, and leadership of the 1,800 enlisted members of the wing. He performs as the functional manager to the first sergeants within the wing and serves as the commander’s representative on councils, boards, and selected events within the military and civilian communities.