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Meet the SAEM Part-Time Faculty

Real-World Industry Professionals as Your Professors 

All of the part-time faculty in the SAEM department are industry professionals in the fields of sports, arts and live entertainment management. Students have the opportunity to learn from — and network with — faculty currently working in the fields they are teaching. Where the SAEM part-time faculty work, their areas of expertise and the SAEM classes they teach at Point Park University are featured below.

Pictured is SAEM part-time faculty member Chuck Berry. | Photo by Amanda DabbsChuck Berry

  • Owner and Attorney, Charles Berry Consulting

  • Expertise: Sports management

  • SAEM classes: Sports Agents and Sports Ethics


Pictured is SAEM part-time professor Melinda Colaizzi. | Photo submitted by Colaizzi Melinda Colaizzi

  • Performer/Professional Musician and Founder/Consultant, Pitch Consulting

  • Expertise: Music business, sponsorship, business development, music festivals, event planning, marketing and performance

  • SAEM classes: Digital Music Marketing and Trends In The Music Industry


Pictured is SAEM part-time professor Mark Fritzges. | Photo submitted by Fritzges Mark Fritzges

  • Vice President of Promotion, Atlantic Records

  • Expertise: Radio promotion, artist relations and marketing

  • SAEM class: The Recording Industry


Pictured is SAEM part-time faculty member Greg Joseph. | Photo by Amanda Dabbs Greg Joseph

  • Professional Musician and Songwriter, The Clarks

  • Expertise: Talent management, songwriting, music industry, music production

  • SAEM classes: Talent Management and Music Video Workshop


Pictured is SAEM part-time faculty member Jesse Naus. | Photo by Amanda Dabbs Jesse Naus

  • Owner and Head Engineer, Red Caiman Media, Inc.

  • Expertise: Recording, audio post production, music industry

  • SAEM class: The Recording Industry


Pictured is SAEM part-time faculty member Jennifer Bullano Ridgley. | Photo by Chris Rolinson Jennifer Bullano Ridgley

  • Senior Director of Communications, Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Expertise: Media relations, social media, event management

  • SAEM class: Media Relations in Sports


Pictured is SAEM part-time faculty member Richard Roberts, president of Roberts Communications USA. | Photo by Amanda DabbsRichard Roberts

  • President, Roberts Communications USA

  • Expertise: Unified marketing communications, public relations and corporate communications

  • SAEM classes: Advertising and Public Relations and Media Management


Pictured is SAEM part-time faculty member Jason Varnish. | Photo by Amanda Dabbs Jason Varnish

  • Owner/Consultant, BOM (Box Office Management) Advisers

  • Expertise: Event and venue ticketing operations and staffing

  • SAEM class: Ticketing (formerly Box Office Management)