Peter Smolianov, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Sport Management at Salem State University. Educated in Australia, Russia and USA, he provided business analysis and strategic planning as an internal and external consultant to corporations as well as governmental and sporting organizations. He has over 50 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.