Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman, Ph.D., is an emeritus professor in the Department of Management at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He developed the course Organizational Management and Consulting, which prepares student teams to form a partnership with local companies. Additionally, Hoffman helped developed the entrepreneurship curriculum for the College of Business at MSU Denver and is the recipient of the College of Business Dean’s Excellence in Scholarship Award. In addition to teaching, he has served in a variety of officer positions for the Westminster Rotary Club and is an active member of the Small Business Institute. Hoffman’s areas of interest are in human resources, entrepreneurial business planning, social entrepreneurial management consulting and strategic management.

Hoffman received his Ph.D. in industrial relations and human resource management from the University of Iowa.

Debbie Gilliard

Debbie Gilliard, Ph.D., is chair and professor in the Department of Management at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Gilliard has served as department chair since 2008 and is involved in many school and university committees. She is a faculty advisor for the International Business program, spearheaded the development of the global business programs at MSU Denver and serves on the MSU Denver Strategic Planning Task Force. Gilliard received the College of Business, Dean’s Special Award “Unsung Hero Scholarly Activity.” She is active in the community serving as representative to the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, participates in the Aurora Business and Professional Women’s Organization and is on the Board of the Western Decision Sciences Institute.

Gilliard has presented her scholarly work at regional and national conferences. Her case studies have been published in strategic management textbooks and used in the strategic management course at MSU Denver. She conducts research on strategic management and international business.

Gilliard received her doctorate in management from Arizona State University, a master’s in management from University of Colorado, Denver and a bachelor’s in management from University of Northern Colorado.

Kelly Evans

Kelly Evans, Ph.D., is a sports management assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She teaches a variety of courses, including sport promotion/marketing, sport enterprise/finance and intro to sport management.

As a practitioner, Evans was an integral member of a summer collegiate baseball team in the Coastal Plain League in South Carolina. She worked her way to become the league’s first female general manager within seven years. Evans also worked closely with MiLB, MLB, NFL and NBA teams in the areas of marketing, operations, sales, event management and finance. Her other work included helping plan local festivals, charity events and concerts in South Carolina.

Her research interests include sport and entertainment marketing, sport sponsorships and consumer behavior. Evans has presented her research at national and international conferences where she won research grants to continue her work in sport sponsorships.

Evans earned her doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in sport management and sport marketing from University of South Carolina in 2019, 2014 and 2010 respectfully.

Colleen Colles

Colleen Colles, Ed.D., is a professor of sports management and assistant chair in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She also serves as the program coordinator for the Sports Management major. Her areas of expertise include gender-equity issues in sport, legal issues in sport, sport internships, study abroad and sport-management pedagogy. She currently teaches classes in Sports Management and Career and Professional Development in Sports Management and oversees internships.

Prior to joining MSU Denver, Colles worked at Nichols College for 12 years, teaching in the MBA program and serving as the department chair for the Sports Management Program. She taught at the University of Northern Colorado and worked as the head volleyball coach and an instructor at Eastern Oregon University. Her involvement at MSU Denver includes co-chairing the College of Professional Studies’ Retention, Tenure and Promotion Committee, serving on the Enrollment, Retention and Graduation Committee, the Experiential Learning Task Force and multiple search committees. She has been involved with the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) since its inception, serving on the Board of Commissioners for multiple terms. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Sportswomen of Colorado and is an active member of the North American Society for Sport Management and the Sport and Recreation Law Association.

In 2014, Colles led the transformation of the Sport Management curriculum, which resulted in the successful accreditation of the program by the COSMA in 2017. She has also been instrumental in reestablishing a distinguished Sport Management Advisory Board, hosting an annual Women in Sport Leadership panel and creating two academic minors, one in Sport Media and the other in Sport Management. Her most recent work, Networks and Academic Partnerships in International Sport Management, has been published as a book chapter in “Managing Sport Across Borders.”

She received her doctorate in Sports Administration from the University of Northern Colorado in 1997. She received her master’s degree in Physical Education in 1990 from Eastern Kentucky University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Health and Fitness Management from Northern Michigan University in 1988.

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Randi Brazeau

Randi Brazeau, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She teaches courses in environmental and water resources. Brazeaus areas of expertise include water quality, premise plumbing water quality, water contamination/spill events, water resource management, stormwater, erosion control/construction and water.

Brazeau received her Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2012, a master’s degree in 2006 and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida in 2005.

Jo Daugherty Bailey

Jo Daugherty Bailey, Ph.D., is a professor and program director of Master of Social Work program in the Department of Social Work at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

She joined MSU Denver in January 2013, after teaching as a faculty member at University of Houston-Downtown for over 10 years. Bailey has social work practice experience in adoption, clinical program research and grants management.

Her current research projects include analyses of policy and services for children without parental care in Eastern Europe, models of supervision, and undocumented migrants’ experiences. She has co-written journal articles, including most recently “The Threatening Troika of Populism, Nationalism, and Neoliberalism” in 2018 and “Sobresalir: The Undocumented Experience” in 2016.

Bailey received her doctorate and Master of Social Work from University of Houston and a master’s in sociology from University of Houston-Clear Lake.