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Professor Keith Detjen has been teaching sports business courses since 2003, and has been an instructor within the Franklin Pierce Sports & Recreation Management program since 2006. As a higher education teacher, Professor Detjen believes that a college education should not be confined to the classroom. Real world application through practical assignments, internships, etc. of the theories learned in class is essential for a well-rounded business education.
Professor Detjen grew up in central New Jersey where he always had a passion for sports. An athlete from the age of 8, Professor Detjen decided to pursue his passion as a career. He earned his BS in Sport Management from Southern New Hampshire University in 2000, and then stayed at the university as a graduate assistant to earn his MBA with a concentration in Sports Administration in 2003.
In addition to his teaching experience, Professor Detjen brings a fairly extensive sports industry background into the classroom. He has operations experience at the minor league baseball level (Somerset Patriots), game day management experience at the minor league hockey level (Lowell Lock Monsters), field marketing experience with the energy drink Red Bull, and branding experience within the Active Lifestyle division of the Global Brand Management department of Nike.
Along with teaching at FPU, Professor Detjen also serves as a co-advisor to two student driven clubs on campus. The Students In Free Enterprise program (SIFE) is an international organization that mobilizes university students around the world to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. For more information about SIFE visit the web site at www.sife.org. In addition to the SIFE program, Professor Detjen also co-advises the Sports & Recreation Management Club whose goal is to provide an avenue for students to gain hands on, real world experience in the sport and recreation field. To see what Professor Detjen and the students are up to visit the club’s web site at www.fpusrclub.org.