Georgy Shukaylo, a lecturer and Ph.D. candidate in Sports Management at the University of Michigan, brings a wealth of expertise to our team. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts, as well as a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Arkansas, Georgy’s research focuses on sports economics, the role of sports venues in urban development, and the impact of public policies on professional sports. He has significantly contributed to academia through projects such as analyzing the 2002 FIFA World Cup’s legacy in South Korea and assessing COVID-19’s impact on the global football labor market. Beyond research, Georgy has extensive teaching experience, independently instructing economics courses at the University of Arkansas and serving as a teaching assistant across various disciplines at multiple prestigious institutions. Georgy’s main goal in the classroom is to ensure that every student, regardless of their initial level of understanding, progresses at least one step forward on their educational journey. He aims to build upon the strengths of advanced students while simultaneously elevating less advanced students to higher levels of understanding and competence. This approach is designed to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment where all students feel encouraged and capable of achieving academic growth and success in the fascinating world of sport management.