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Charles Parrish

Charles Parrish

Assistant Professor, Dr. Charles Parrish

College of Business

School of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Sport Management, and Hospitality and Tourism Management

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.8442
Office: 207 Forsyth Building


Prior to earning his PhD, Dr. Parrish worked in college athletics as a Sport Facility and Event Manager. He contributes time and knowledge to a variety of youth sport organizations in Western North Carolina and enjoys the wealth of outdoor recreational activities the region has to offer.


  • Ph D, George Mason University
  • MS, Georgia Southern University
  • BS, Armstrong Atlantic State University
  • BSED, Armstrong Atlantic State University

Teaching Interests

His teaching interests include sport facility and event management as well as all aspects related to the administration of sport organizations. He enjoys teaching students about the global sports industry while emphasizing the importance of understanding the impact of the global sports industry on management practices in the United States. Students in his classes can anticipate opportunities to engage in a variety of experiential learning activities, including planning and producing live events and working with collegiate and professional sports teams in the region.

Research Interests

Dr. Parrish's research focuses on understanding the use of sports venues as host sites for social and corporate events. He is also interested in understanding the role of sport in the global marketplace, with a particular interest on international soccer. Dr. Parrish is an award winning author and his publications include 3 books and over 20 journal articles and book chapters.

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