Faculty & Staff Profiles

Name:  Dan Drane
Title:  Professor
Education:  Ph.D., Human Performance (Administration and Teaching), University of Southern Mississippi; M.S., Sport Administration, University of Southern Mississippi; B.S., Marketing, University of Southern Mississippi 
Office:  218-B West Center   
Phone:  803/323-3688
E-mail:  draned@winthrop.edu  
Area(s):  Sport management; Marketing; Youth sports

Dr. Dan Drane is a Professor of Sport Management at Winthrop University. Dr. Drane comes to Winthrop from the University of Southern Mississippi where he was the Assistant Director of the School of Human Performance and Recreation. He also spent four years as the Director of the Professional Golf Management Program at Clemson University. Dr. Drane is an accomplished researcher in the area of Sport Management. He has published two books, over 25 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and was named the Distinguished Researcher of the Year for the College of Health at Southern Miss. Dr. Drane is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Contemporary Athletics and serves on the editorial board for four other journals. Dr. Drane has been an invited speaker in China, Brazil, Canada, South Korea, Holland, and Australia. In 2008, he trained and supervised volunteers at the Beijing Olympic Games. Dr. Drane is an active practitioner and researcher in service-learning pedagogy. As such, he received the University of Southern Mississippi Service-Learning Faculty Innovator Award.

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Drane was a golf professional and business owner. He currently resides in Fort Mill with his wife, Kara, and two sons, Hogan and Ian.