Peter Smolianov

Peter Smolianov

Professional Details

Title: Professor
Office: OK-119 2pm Tu
Phone: 978-542-6578

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
2754 01 SMS111 Fencing
2840 01 SMS291 Marketing and Public Relations in Sport Industries
2870 01 SMS396 Directed Field Experience in Sport Management
2880 01 SMS490 Facility and Event Management in Sport Industries
3358 D1 SMS875 Directed Study

Professional Biography

Peter Smolianov, PhD, Professor of Sport Management at Salem State University. Educated in Australia, Russia and USA. Provided business analysis and strategic planning as an internal and external consultant to corporations as well as governmental and sporting organizations. Has over 60 publications and conference presentations, including the 2014 book - Sport Development in the United States: High Performance and Mass Participation; as well as chapters in 2013 books - Managing High Performance Sport; and Sport Governance: An International Case Study Perspective.

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Selected Publications

Sport development and high performance management 

Sport Development in the United States: High Performance and Mass Participation                                              (independent book reviews

The high performance management model: from Olympic and professional to university sport in the United States

Comparing the practices of US Soccer against a global model for integrated development of mass and high-performance sport

Comparing the practices of USA tennis against a global model for integrated development of mass participation and high performance sport

Comparing the practices of USA Rugby against a global model for integrated development of mass and high performance sport

Sport marketing

Examining Integrated Advertising and Sponsorship in Corporate Marketing Through Televised Sport

An Investigation of Sport Marketing Competencies


Publications selected by ResearchGate


Please email Peter if you would like to conduct joint research and publish on any Olympic sport, as did many Peter's colleagues and students, for example - Mark Carney. Mark became a leading author of the paper accepted for presentation at the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) 2010 Conference under a title ‘Comparing Practices of USA Rugby Against a Global Model for Integrated Development of Mass and High Performance Sport’. The abstract was accepted with no changes, which is a commendable achievement. NASSM accepts approximately 60% of submissions by international scholars, some graduate students, but hardly ever undergraduate students like Mark. He had evaluated the system of US rugby through a survey and interviews with coaches and administrators, against the model he learned in Peter's classes. Mark's NASSM presentation answers were regarded well and resulted in a discussion by world’s leading sport development experts who questioned the study at the conference. Following the NASSM presentation, Mark remained the leading co-author of an article which was published in 2012 in a special edition, “Managing Excellence in Sport”, of the Managing Leisure, International Journal. Following this research, Mark was accepted for his internship with USA Rugby at their headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, where he was part of a team who developed a multi-million dollar plan, to bring rugby back to the Olympics. Mark helped present the project to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), who in turn, recognized USA Rugby as an official National Governing Body under the USOC. Mark then completed his MBA in Sport Management at Florida Atlantic University, where he gained valuable work experience in professional sports when he worked for the Florida Panthers and Miami Dolphins as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference and served as Collegiate Director for USA Rugby South. Mark is now serving as the Executive Director for the Northern California Youth Rugby Association, the largest State based youth rugby organization in the country with over 5,200 members.

After publishing the US rugby, soccer and tennis analyses, Sport Management Program at Salem State is studying US swimming, volleyball, hockey and is starting similar studies across the world. Sport Management Program at Salem State provides unique competitive advantages and professional connections through international programs and events, particularly collaborative industry research and International Sport Development Research Symposia at Salem State University: