Welcome, Clint Warren, PhD, to the School of Kinesiology

Clint Warren, PhD, joins the School of Kinesiology’s Sport Management (SMGT) department this school year as a Lecturer. A alumnus of the School, Warren obtained his bachelor’s degree in History and Philosophy at Illinois Wesleyan University. He then received his master’s in Sport Management at Illinois State University and his  PhD in Sport Management at the School of Kinesiology. Throughout his career, Warren has worked in a number of venues, from Ticket Sales for the Minnesota Timberwolves to teaching at institutions such as the University of Iowa, Illinois State University and Eastern Illinois University.

Warren’s research areas include ticket sale strategy and product innovation. He is interested in subscription-based ticket models, an all-access, recurring bill for a service, similar to Netflix or Spotify. Warren studies the desire and demand for subscription- based payment for sporting events in comparison to traditional season tickets. Warren also conducts research on choice overload, the overwhelming feeling that occurs when an individual is given many options, and how that impacts purchase behavior in the sports industry.

When he’s not at work, Warren spends time with his wife, Tammy, and two kids, Jackson (8) and Lucy (6). Their family loves all things sports, and enjoy fishing together at their family cabin in the summer. Warren is a soccer and hockey fanatic, and is especially excited to see the Minnesota United FC play at the new Allianz Field.

Warren believes there are unlimited opportunities in the Twin Cities area for sports, and that “Minneapolis is a great learning lab for the sports industry.” He is eager to help students “serve the community through sport,” and guide them towards a career path they are passionate about. “Educators are conduits between students and the industry, and I look forward to serving the School of Kinesiology in the same way.”

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