Glenn Gerstner was named Interim Dean of the Collins College of Professional Studies (CCPS) on May 1, 2020. An Associate Professor of Sport Management, he has been a faculty member at St. John’s since 1989 and is proud alumni as well, having graduated from St. Vincent's College (now CCPS) in 1981. He taught economics and finance at St. John’s until 2006 when he moved to the Division of Sport Management. From 2009 to 2017, Dr. Gerstner served as the Chair of the Division of Sport Management and at various times also served as Director of the Graduate and Undergraduate Sport Management Programs. From 2017 to 2020 he served as Senior Associate Dean of Faculty in CCPS.
While a faculty member, Dr. Gerstner mentored more than 30 master's theses on a wide range of topics, including detailed cost/benefit analyses of the Olympic Games, an improved method for measuring the subsidies received by college athletic departments, the identification of characteristics that can predict the motivation of college softball recruits, measuring the effect on NFL teams of an injury to their starting quarterback, and the reasons why college basketball coaches generally do not make good professional coaches. He has also supervised hundreds of sport management students during their internships at sites as close as Madison Square Garden and Citifield to those located in Japan, China, Nicaragua, England, and Russia.
He is an active member of the North American Association of Sports Economists, the Eastern Economic Association, the Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association, and the New York State Economics Association. His research interests are in the areas of tournament theory, the economics of intercollegiate athletics, and sports in popular culture. In 2008, he was awarded the St. John’s University Outstanding Faculty Achievement Medal. Dr. Gerstner is a life-long resident of Long Island, New York.
Sport Management, Sport Finance, Economics of Sport
Tournament Theory, Sport in Popular Culture, Economics of Intercollegiate Sports
Gerstner, G., Conger, D., and Vogel, R. (2018). Does spending on athletics impact investment in academics? The case of football spending and faculty salaries. Journal of Contemporary Athletics. vol. 12, pp. 69-81.
Gerstner, G., and Eddy, T. (2014). The USGA ban on the anchored putting stroke: Was the decision based on empirical evidence?. Journal of Contemporary Athletics. vol. 8, pp. 235-248.