Douglas Michele Turco
Douglas Michele Turco is Associate Dean of The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University. In this role, he provides leadership and support for the academic programs of The College of Global Studies and Arcadia University. Turco received his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico and M.S. and B.S. degrees from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse.
Prof. Turco brings extensive experience as a scholar, professor and senior administrator to his work at Arcadia University. Prior to arriving at Arcadia University, Turco was a professor of sport business at Drexel University, and Illinois State University, where he received several research and teaching honors including the Outstanding University Teaching Award. He is also a visiting professor at the Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong (India), IMC FH-Krems (Austria) and National Taiwan Sport University. Turco has authored over 40 articles in journals including Sport Marketing Quarterly, International Journal of Sport Management, Journal of Travel Research and the Journal of Sport and Tourism. He has written several books: Sport tourism, Sport and event marketing, and Assessing the economic impact of parks and recreation special events, and scores of book chapters. Turco has also delivered invited lectures and research presentations at international, national and state/provincial conferences in over 25 countries. He consults on sport and tourism planning, economic impacts and consumer market research for municipalities, sport rights holders and private firms worldwide. His current research involves the 2012 UEFA EURO Cup, 2011 and 2012 WTA Championships (Istanbul), 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and 2010 FIFA World Cup.
As Associate Dean of The College of Global Studies, Turco works to 1) support the work of the Academic Division in the U.S. and abroad; 2) develop international education, research and service programs in business; 3) establish and nurture partnerships with academic institutions, NGOs, governments and businesses that benefit TCGS programs; and 4) maintain and promote student learning experiences abroad, including courses, research and service learning.
Turco and his family reside in Bethlehem along with their two dogs and five cats.