Dr. Robert Baker is a professor and director of the Center for Sport Management and Division of Sport Recre-ation and Tourism at George Mason University. He earned his doctorate from the College of William & Mary, and his M.S. and B.S. from Penn State University. He has served as presi-dent of the North American Society for Sport Management, as a founding commissioner of the Commission on Sport Man-agement Accreditation and a founding board member of the World Association of Sport Management. Dr. Baker received NASSM’s 2010 Distinguished Sport Management Educator Award and NASPE’s 2011 Out-standing Achievement in Sport Management Award. In addition to numerous books and articles, Dr. Baker has served as principal investigator on over $6 million in grants support-ing sport diplomacy projects.