Duane Aagaard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Sport Management

Ketner Hall
  • B.S., Liberty University
  • M.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Ph.D., Concordia University
  • President of SHAPE America (Society of Health & Physical Educators)


Concordia University-Chicago, Chicago, IL
PhD in Organizational Leadership in Sport Administration; May 2014
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
MA in Sport Leadership; December 2003
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
BS in Sport Management; May 2000
Catawba College, Salisbury, NC 2017- Present
Sport Management Chair & Associate Professor
Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, NC 2012- 2017
Sport Management Chair & Assistant Professor
Taught the following courses:
- SMGT 101: Introduction to Sport Management - SMGT 208: Sport Marketing
- SMGT 241: Event & Tournament Mngt. - SMGT 300: Sociology of Sport
- SMGT 310: Sport Finance - SMGT 408: Coaching Internship
- SMGT 405: Sport Management Internship - UNIV 201 Pfeiffer Journey
-Established local contacts and personally met with the following sport organizations to
introduce Pfeiffer’s Sport Management program; US Whitewater Center, ACC
Championship Committee, Belk Bowl, Kannapolis Intimidators, Charlotte Knights, UNCCharlotte 49ers, UNC-Chapel Hill Tar Heels, Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Motor Speedway,
Davidson College Athletics, Concord Parks & Recreation, YMCA Albemarle & Rowan
County, and Carolina Panthers.
-Served as the Director of the Undergraduate College of Business.
Wingate University, Wingate, NC 2014- 2017
Adjunct Graduate Professor of Sport Management
- MASM 573: Organization and Administration of Sport Management (Spring 2017)
- MASM 559: Sport Venue & Event Management (Fall 2015)
- MASM 561: Sport Law and Ethics (Summer 2015)
- MASM 591: Organization and Administration of Sport Management (Spring 2015)
- MASM 553: Public Relations and Technology in Sport (Fall 2014)