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Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
PE

Office Number:
217E

Office Hours:

SUMMER SEMESTER

Hours vary.  Please call office for information 303-615-1818. 

Campus Box Number:
25

Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Colleen Colles is a Professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver in the Human Performance and Sport Department and serves as the Program Chair for the Sport Industry Operations (SIO) concentration.  This concentration is designed for students interested in careers pertaining to the business of sport. Colleen teaches Senior Seminar, Organization & Administration, Legal Liabilities, Event Management, and Career and Professional Development courses. In 2013, Dr. Colles led the efforts to transform the SIO curriculum. Significant modifications included the addition of eight new required classes, several innovative elective courses, increased options for minors, and a heightened focus on professional dispositions. In addition to teaching, Colleen serves as the university supervisor for SIO students completing their internships.

Dr. Colles has over 25 years of experience teaching in higher education and has also spent time as a collegiate volleyball coach, athletic administrator, and sport event manager. She has been heavily involved with the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) since its inception, serving on the Board of Commissioners for multiple terms.  Much of her current research and professional development is focused on the quality and accreditation of sport management programs. Colleen is an active member of the North American Society for Sport Management and the Sport & Recreation Law Association. Her recent service to MSU Denver includes co-chairing the College of Professional Studies’ Retention, Tenure, and Promotion Committee, serving on the Enrollment, Retention, and Graduation Committee, the Experiential Learning Task Force, as well as multiple search committees.

Prior to MSU Denver, Dr. Colles spent 12 years at Nichols College in Dudley, MA where she served as a faculty member and Department Chair for the Sport Management program.  During her tenure at Nichols, Colleen taught several courses in the MBA program, chaired the college’s Curriculum Committee and Faculty Senate, and served as the Faculty Athletics Representative.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
PE

Office Number:
214.1

Office Hours:

SUMMER SEMESTER

TUESDAY

9am-10:30am

Campus Box Number:
25

Directory Profile

Bio:

Nicole Furuiye is currently a faculty member at Metropolitan State University of Denver in the Human Performance and Sport department. Furuiye teaches several courses in the Sport Management major. Some of those courses include Sport Venue Operations, Sport Media Operations, Sport Governance and Policy, and Sport Industry. She also supervises students completing their Field Experiences and the SM Club, a student run group.  She has developed three new courses including Sport Enterprise, Technology and Social Media in Sport, and the new Global Sport class beginning in Spring 2016. The program recently was granted accreditation status with the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

Furuiye brings over 20 years of professional experience from the sport and entertainment industry to the classroom. She has worked in the NBA, the NFL, ESPN, collegiate athletics, within the financial industry, as well as with a privately owned public relations firm assisting professional athletes with public relations and non-profit foundations.

Currently finishing her doctorate in Sport Administration at the University of Northern Colorado, her research is focused on social media in sport and NFL and athlete retirement transitions. She is a member of North American Society of Sport Management (NASSM), COSMA, and is honored to volunteer and serve as a member of the Nominating Committee for USA Taekwondo.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
PE

Office Number:
214

Office Hours:

SUMMER SEMESTER

TUESDAY/THURSDAY

11:15am-12:15pm

Campus Box Number:
25

Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Troy Morgan is an Assistant Professor in the Human Performance and Sport Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He has taught at three universities in Leadership as well as Exercise and Sport Science departments. At MSU Denver, Dr. Morgan teaches a range of courses including in the areas of sport sociology, sport law, management as well as creating and teaching a sport ethics course. 

Morgan has held various roles in athlete development and sport performance for over a decade. After his collegiate playing career he was a baseball coach and recruiting coordinator at the high school and college levels, a college football assistant, and Major League Baseball scout. He is also a player development consultant for multiple private sport academies across the nation. In addition to Morgan’s hands on experience, he holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Kansas, a master’s degree in counseling and development with an emphasis on adolescent athletes from Kansas State University, and received his doctor of philosophy in health, exercise, and sports sciences with a cognate area of study in mental health from the University of New Mexico.

Dr. Morgan’s research areas include non-cognitive aspects of sport performance, systems and structures of athlete development, and Pan-American sport. Troy has presented original research at national and international law, sociology, and leadership conferences.



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