Michel Gilbert

Associate Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2005


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About Michel

After a 25-year career in professional sports, working with the Los Angeles Kings, Providence Bruins, New Haven Nighthawks, Dallas Blackhawks and Providence Reds, Michel Gilbert went into private business management. His path saw him hired a Marketing Director for Crystal Restaurant Management where he oversaw 11 franchise owned Wendy's. Gilbert then worked 8 years in marketing and sales for the NBC affiliate WJAR. During that time he was also an adjunct professor in the Sports, Entertainment and Event Management department for 3 years before being hired fulltime in July, 2008.


  • MBA, Business Leadership, Johnson & Wales University
  • B.S., Marketing, Johnson & Wales University

The entertainment industry is always changing. Whether it’s movies, TV, radio or music, there’s always something happening


  • New Media Relations
  • TV & Movie Production Management
  • Sports & Entertainment Marketing
  • The Business of the Entertainment Industry

Extra Curricular Roles

Gilbert is the former Chairman/CEO and co-founder of Rock-N-Jock Charities. RNJC is a Rhode Island-based organization which raises money for children with life threatening illnesses and live in RI. During his 17 years with the charity they donated over $650,000 to local children's charities.

Q&A with Michel

At JWU, education is not confined to the four walls of the classroom. You’re not going to spend four years with your nose buried in a book, learning theories you may never get a chance to apply — you’re going to get out there and apply them, be it through internships, group projects, leadership opportunities, competitions and more.

What Advice Do You Have For Incoming Freshmen?

Get help when needed and don't be afraid to ask for assistance. Join a club or an intramural sport. Get involved and take advantage of what's in front of you.