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Robert H. Brooks Sports Science Institute

Legacy Professors

Named for Brooks’ son and three colleagues who died in a 1993 plane crash, four Legacy Professors assist in the day-to-day operations of the institute. The professors are responsible for building a more in-depth program of study within each of their disciplines by recruiting and encouraging other faculty and students to contribute to the institute’s mission.

Greg Ramshaw

Mark Brooks Professorship in Sports Management

Greg Ramshaw

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Ramshaw, professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, was appointed legacy professor in 2024 after the retirement of Sheila Backman. His research explores the social construction and cultural production of heritage, with a particular interest in sport-based heritage. He is the author of Heritage and Sport: An Introduction (Channel View, 2020) and co-editor (along with Dr. Sean Gammon, University of Central Lancashire) of Baseball and Cultural Heritage (University Press of Florida, 2022).


Charlie Campbell Professorship in Sports Communication

Bryan Denham

Department of Communication

Denham is professor and chair of the Department of Communication. He studies media, policy and health issues related to performance-enhancing substance use in amateur and professional sports. His research has appeared in top-tier journals such as Communication Theory, the Journal of Communication, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, and the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. Also working in the area of research methods, he is the author of Categorical Statistics for Communication Research. Denham is a member of five editorial boards and has served as a manuscript referee for more than 50 academic journals in the behavioral, social and health sciences. He has been a faculty member at Clemson since 1999.


Dan Duncan Professorship in Sports Marketing

Dr. Angeline Close Scheinbaum

Associate Professor, Department of Marketing

Scheinbaum is a scholar of consumer behavior, integrated brand promotion, and sponsorship/experiential marketing in sectors of sports and social media/online consumer behavior. Her research is often based in industry experience in sports marketing with event sponsors such as Dodge, Ford, VW, Toyota, Shell, Lexus, Suzuki, Mazda, USA Cycling, and AT&T. Professor Scheinbaum is an author and editor. Her research has earned awards including the American Marketing Association Sports SIG Paper of the Year and The Academy of Marketing Science’s M. Wayne Delozier Best Conference Paper Award. She has experience mentoring and publishing with doctoral students. Prior to Clemson, she served as Associate Director of Research for the Center for Sports Communication & Media at The University of Texas at Austin.


Alan Kulwicki Professorship of Motor Sports Engineering

Rob Prucka

Department of Automotive Engineering

Prucka is an associate professor in the Department of Automotive Engineering at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). His first big project was guiding a team of graduate students and industry sponsors in building Deep Orange 9. The ninth installment of the celebrated program will be the first aimed at motorsports — constructing a next-generation Rallycross race car. Prucka has been a member of the automotive engineering faculty since 2008. His research and teaching interests include the design, performance, control, calibration and emissions of advanced internal combustion engines. Prior to joining Clemson, he worked for the Ford Motor Company and was an independent consultant for racing engine manufacturers.