Faculty Advisor


Welcome to the # 1 student organization on the UNC campus! If you love sports and desire a career in the sport industry, you have found the right organization and team of dedicated leaders. Since 2008 it has been my honor to guide this great group of students since Chris Crawley, a student in my Sport Marketing course, first approached me to help him revive the organization. We have a proud history of being creative, collaborative, and committed to serving one another with the best instruction, events, and leadership lessons from sport professionals.

You can find me all over campus making things happen. My faculty position is in the prestigious Gillings School of Global Public Health where I teach, guide, and serve in the domains of Health Behavior and Leadership. My background includes teaching sport business and administration courses, academic advising, and the internship coordinator for the EXSS department and Kenan-Flagler Business School. I am a business owner and spent over 17 years in the financial services industry. I played hoops for UVA and was a Tar Heel assistant coach for the 1984 ACC champions! I stay active playing golf, basketball, and biking. I enjoy researching Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Social Issues in Sport. I made mistakes in my career and have also had great success. I hope to give you real practical advice from the lessons that I learned so that you can achieve your dreams! In addition, I want you to have a great college experience – exploring new ideas and subjects, engaging with others, and empowering yourself!

If you want experience outside of the UNC campus, please contact me for opportunities with the Center for Sport Business and Analytics (CSBA). This virtual institution connects sport professionals across the country and beyond! The flagship offering is the Basketball Analytics Summit held each April in Durham. http://www.basketballanalyticssummit.comAdditional events and activities include analytics instruction, speaker series, and partnerships with the NFL Alumni Association, the Durham Bulls, ESPN, RTI International, SAS, and Wasserman.

The Club is YOUR place for “Collaboration and Connections.”  Regardless of your academic major, we think critically, analyze the details, consider all perspectives, reflect, and evaluate happenings in the multi-billion dollar sport world. We also create and host activities that support your sport career path.  We seek energetic, innovative, and determined students to keep our Club great. Get involved — join us!

Dr. Deborah Stroman, Ph.D.  CLU

Follow me on Twitter – @drstroman

email – theclub@unc.edu


Website – drstroman.com


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