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Clark Haptonstall
Professor in the Practice
Professor in the Practice of Sport Management
 
e-mail:hapton@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. Sports Communication (1991) Marshall University, Huntington, WV
  • M.S. Athletic Administration (1993) Marshall University, Huntington, WV
  • Ph.D. Sport Administration (2005) Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
 
Primary Department
   Department of Sport Management
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Websites
 Rice Univ. Sport Management Program's website
 Rice Sport Management program
 Haptonstall's webpage
 Sport Management program
 
Research Areas
 Marketing, media relations, social media, branding, general business, public relations, community relations, ethics
 
Teaching Areas
 sport management (marketing, branding, social media, public relations, media relations, ethics)
 
Presentations
 Invited Talks
 Haptonstall, C., & Zapalac, R. (November 2006). Media relations professionals in sport management: Experiences and future directions. Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (TAHPERD) 2006 Conference Proceedings.
 
  Zapalac, R., Wann, D., Pease, D., & Haptonstall, C. (September 2006). Spectator and fan identification in Mexican soccer spectators and fans: An examination of the many forms of identification. Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP) - 2006 Conference Proceedings. Miami, FL.
 
 

"Marketing Characteristics of Mexican Soccer League Spectators and Fans.." Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Convention, Corpus Christi, TX. (Dec. 1, 2005) With Dr. Ryan Zapalac (Rice) and Dr. Dale Pease (University of Houston)

 
 

"Promoting Heisman Trophy candidates: What voters want.." The International Conference on Sport and Entertainment Business, Columbia, SC. (Nov. 9, 2005)

 
 

"The Role of Internship Experiences in Sport Management Curriculum." Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Convention, Corpus Christi, TX. (Dec. 2, 2005) With Dr. Ryan Zapalac, Zach Thomas, and Callye Dannheim

 
 

presenter.  "Faculty position versus completing a dissertation: The ABD sport management doctoral student dilemma." North American Society of Sport Management, Ithaca, NY. (May 29, 3003) With Brian Prugger, Daniel Hedrick, Chris Lachapelle

 
 Other
 Sports: The $250 Billion Business. A Blue-Chip Panel Discussion.
 
 Panelist
 

Moderator.  "A Panel Discussion with Leaders in the Sport Industry.." North American Society of Sport Management Conference, Atlanta, GA. (June 2004)

 
 

Moderator.  "The Business of Sport: It's Not Just a Game.." 2004 Texas L.E.A.D. Conference, Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University, Houston, TX. (August 2004)

 
 

moderator.  "Financing College Athletics." Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. (Feb. 3, 2003)

 
Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Favorite Professor, Scholar-Athlete banquet (Feb. 13)

 Favorite Professor, Scholar-Athlete banquet (Feb. 2012)

 Favorite professor, Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner (Feb. 2011)

Positions Held
 Chair elect of the Sport Management division of TAHPERD, Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. (2005 - 2005)