Brad Congelio is an Assistant Professor in the College of Business at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Previously he was the program coordinator for both the undergraduate and graduate Sport Management programs at Keystone College.
A native of Wellsburg, W.Va., Congelio received his B.S. in Journalism from West Liberty University, his M.Ed. in Sport Management from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D. in Socio-Cultural Studies from the University of Western Ontario.
After working in the field of sport history for several years, he finally took his own advice that he often told his students in sport management: follow your passion and, in doing so, go narrow and go deep.
With this in mind, he transitioned out of sport history and is currently following his passion for research in big data analytics within the sport industry. He regularly makes use of RStudio and the R programming language to work with his data sets.
While studying at Western Ontario, Congelio studied out of the International Centre for Olympic Studies. His dissertation, titled Before the World Was Quiet: Ronald Reagan, Cold War Foreign Policy, and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, was awarded the 2013 Ian Buchanan Memorial Scholarship from the International Society of Olympic Historians.
His writing has been featured in numerous peer-reviewed outlets, including: Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies, Southern California Quarterly, and The Journal of the West.
His other writings have been featured on numerous sites, including Slate.