Dr. Richard Hsiao

  • Richard HsaioResponsibilities/Achievements

    Richard Hsiao is a professor for the Sport Management program, coordinator for the MS in Sport Management and the MS in Sport Studies, and director of the James G. Mill Center for Health and Fitness. Before he came to IUP, he taught sport law, sport marketing, and lifetime activity courses at Florida State University for four years.

    Hsiao’s marketing interest is in the impact of strategic brand image management in international sports events and the globalization effects related to the sport business industry. He has presented at more than 100 national and international professional conferences. He writes regularly, and his published work includes articles in the Journal of Recreation and Leisure, International Journal of Aquatic Education and Research, Sport and Leisure Management International Report, and Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Hsiao also published a textbook, The Management of Business in Sport: A Global Perspective.


    Master’s degree in Exercise Science (MS), Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA), Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Doctorate in Sport Administration (PhD), Florida State University

    Courses Taught

    • KHSS 292 Introduction to Sport Management
    • KHSS 341 Evaluation in Health and Physical Education
    • KHSS 351 Managing Budget and Technology in Sport
    • KHSS 445 Business Practices in Sport
    • KHSS 460 Legal Issues in Sport
    • KHSS 481 Sports Marketing
    • KHSS 602 Sport Psychology
    • KHSS 634 Current Literature in Health and Physical Education
    • KHSS 635 Sports Leadership
    • KHSS 640 Research Methods 
    • KHSS 652 Globalization of Sports Business

    Contact Information

    • Zink Hall, Room 115, 1190 Maple St. Indiana, PA. 15705
    • Email: hsiao@iup.edu
    • Phone: 724-357-0123

    Office Hours

    • Tue: 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
    • Wed: 9:00 a.m.–Noon
    • Thurs: 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.