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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.

Featured below are where the SAEM part-time faculty work, their areas of expertise and the SAEM classes they teach at Point Park University.

Pictured is part-time faculty member Devin Beahm.Devin Beahm

  • Senior Manager, Partnership Marketing, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Expertise: Partnership marketing
  • SAEM class: Corporate Sponsorship in Sports

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, Sports Ethics and The Business of eSports

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 part-time SAEM faculty member Bill Deasy.Bill Deasy

  • Professional Musician and Songwriter, The Gathering Field, and Special Events Manager, Allegheny County
  • Expertise: Event planning, songwriting, music industry and performing
  • SAEM class: Tour and Production Management

Pictured is part-time faculty member Dr. Karen Hall.Karen Hall, Ed.D.

  • High Performance Coaching Services/Sports Color Analyst
  • Expertise: Amateur sports and college athletics
  • SAEM class: Amateur Athletics

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 Chris Lovett.Chris Lovett

  • Vice President, Digital Product Management Team Lead, PNC
  • Expertise: Digital marketing, Certified Agile Product Owner, digital product management, Google Analytics, SEO, website development and optimization and SEM
  • SAEM class: Digital Marketing

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)

Pictured is SAEM part-time faculty member Scott Zimmerman. Scott Zimmerman

  • General Manager, UPMC Events Center at Robert Morris University
  • Expertise: Venue management and ticketing
  • SAEM class: Venues and Facilities