Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Jeff Curto


Dr. Curto will be teaching various sport management courses at the undergraduate level. He will also be assisting the program in developing graduate courses in sport management. Dr. Curto looks forward to assisting students in research and gaining knowledge that will help guide them in the field of sport management.


  • Ph.D. Sport Management, Troy University
  • M.S. Sport Management, Eastern Michigan University
  • M.S. Safety, Security & Emergency Management, Eastern Kentucky University
  • B.G.S. General Studies, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • A.A. Criminal Justice, Henry Ford Community College

Research Interests

Sport Security Management, Coaching, Risk Management, and Police policies and procedures at sporting events.

Selected Publications

Miller, J., Seidler, T., & Curto, J. (2019). Concealed carry handguns at intercollegiate football games: Perceptions of Division I Power 5 intercollegiate Athletic Event Directors. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 12, 542- 563.

Fun Facts

Dr. Curto was a part of the first Eastern Kentucky Hockey team in the early 1990s and was a part of the coaching staff that won the Bourbon Barrell Trophy for the first time in 2017 defeating the University of Kentucky. He enjoys watching and learning all sports. He enjoys going on trips with his wife and family to the Caribbean.