Clark Haptonstall Ph.D is the chair of the Department of Sport Management at Rice University. Haptonstall, a Professor in the Practice of Sport Management, teaches Sport Marketing, Sport Public Relations, and Sport Ethics.
Before becoming a professor, Haptonstall worked in professional and college sports throughout the 1990s including stops as the Sports Information Director at The Citadel and Marshall University. In 1993, Haptonstall, Bud Bickel and David Wagg created the Frontier League, a professional baseball league now in its 24th season. He also worked for the Huntington Cubs minor league baseball team and Furman University.
Haptonstall earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Marshall University and his Ph.D. from Florida State University.