William Klika

Assistant Professor,  College of Hospitality Management

Contact Information
I worked in college athletics — both on and off the field — and then behind the scenes helping college athletics departments. Then I transitioned into teaching.”


My professional path to JWU began not in the classroom, but on the playing fields. After graduating from Lehigh University, I was an athletic coach and administrator for over 20 years at the NCAA Division I & III levels.

Along the way, I received a Master’s degree in Teaching from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a PhD in Sports Leadership from Concordia University in Chicago. I began teaching at the college level in 2009, and I find it incredibly rewarding.

My areas of specialization include sport management, sport business & economics, global sport, sports sociology, and athletic administration. I’ve done research regarding student-athlete experiences and philanthropy, and will be continuing research here at JWU.

Sample Courses

  • SEE 2005: The Business of Sports
  • SEE 3008: Ancillary Services & Revenues
  • SEE 3099: Sports Entertainment Event Management Internship
  • SEE 3120: Fitness & Wellness Center Management
  • SEE 3850: Negotiations and Agreements
  • SEE 4050: International Sports, Entertainment, Event and Venue Management


  • American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute The Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists® (CSCS)

Professional Memberships

  • North American Society For Sport Management, 2010-present
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association, 1998-present