My research interest is in the area of sport safety and security management. It is best describe as applied research with the following characteristics:
1) Innovative and original in its thinking;
2) Encourages and supports collaboration across disciplines;
3) Raise funds necessary to support research activities and attract exceptional students; and
4) Merges teaching, research and training for both the university student as well as the field professional.
North American Society of Sport Management (NASSM)
Michigan Society for Sport Management (MiSSM)
Thomas J Cieslak II
318M Porter - Office
318 Porter - Main
734.487.7120 x2719 - Office
734.487.0090 - Main
Cieslak, T.J. (2011). Event risk management process. Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing. SAGE Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, CA (in-press).
Cieslak, T.J. (2011). Assessing event risk. Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing. SAGE Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, CA (in-press).
Cieslak, T.J. and Hall, S.A. (2010). "Standardization of match day security for Australian football stadia: A Delphi study." Australian Journal of Emergency Management (in-press).
Hall, S.A., Cieslak, T.J., Marciani, L., Cooper, W.A., & McGee, J.A. (2010). Protective security measures for major sport events: Proposing a baseline standard. Journal of Emergency Management, Volume 8(1), p.47-55.
Cieslak, T.J. (2009). "Match day security at Australian sport stadia: A case study of eight venues." Event Management: An International Journal, 13(1), p.43-52.
Community Service/Practice Experience
Group Fitness Instructor, YMCA, Kimberly, Wisconsin
Venue Coordinator, World Masters Games, Sydney, Australia
Aquatics Manager, Jewish Community Center, Columbus, Ohio
Climbing Wall Manager, WSU Recreation Center, Detroit, Michigan
Infantry Solider/Squad Leader, U.S. Army Ranger, Savannah, Georgia
SMGT 325: Sport Facilities
SMGT 385: Introduction to Research in Sport Management
SMGT 445: Sport Economics and Finance
SMGT 460: Ethics in Sport Management
SMGT 564: Event Planning and Promoting in Sport
SMGT 568: Human Resource Management in Sport