Director, Sport Management Program
School of Business Professor
Concordia University Irvine
Curt is in his 27th year at Concordia University as professor in the School of Business and Director of the Sport Management Program. He also teaches Sport Psychology in the Masters of Coaching and Athletic Administration Program at CUI. While at Concordia University Curt has served as the Department Chair for Exercise and Sport Science, Head Softball Coach, Director of Athletics, and Faculty Athletics Representative. In connection with the Sports Management program, he also provided training seminars for Shanghai Sport Bureau for 3 years prior to and during the Beijing 2008 Olympics. On the anniversary date of the 08 Beijing Olympics, he presented at the 2009 International Forum of China Sports Culture and Economic Development in Beijing, China, on the topic "How the American experience in the area of sport, coaching, and athletic education would benefit the cultivation of sport talents in China."
Prior to coming to Concordia University Curt served at Martin Luther High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for 18 years where he coached football, wrestling, and track & field. For 13 years he was the Director of Athletics and was the key principle in the athletic facility development for the school adding game and practice fields for football, baseball, soccer, softball, and a track & field facility. He served on local, conference, and state athletic boards, receiving an Athletic Director of the Year award for the 87-88 year.
Curt earned his BS in Physical Education and Biology at Concordia University Nebraska, participating in wrestling and football. He received his MS degree in Human Kinetics from University of Wisconsin, and PhD in Sports Administration from University of New Mexico. While working on his degree in Sport Administration at the U. of New Mexico, he developed the Sport Management Program with the help from the School of Business. The program has continued to grow and is currently the 3rd largest emphasis in the Business Administration Major at Concordia University.