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Jon Nachtigal, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


I am an advocate of servant leadership, which encourages the sharing of knowledge and insights, the growth and development of others, and the building of community.

-Jon Nachtigal

Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise


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Dr. Nachtigal earned his Ph.D. in Sport Administration with a concentration in Strategic Management and Policy from the University of New Mexico. He also holds an MBA from Colorado Technical University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska. His research interests include legal aspects of sport and recreation, marketing, and sport analytics. Dr. Nachtigal has served as a youth, club, high school, and college softball coach, and as a high school baseball and tennis coach. He spent a decade working in information technology for the financial services industry before pursuing his doctorate. Along with his work at FSC, Dr. Nachtigal works part-time in data operations for Major League Baseball.


Ph.D. in Sport Administration - University of New Mexico - 2018
MBA - Colorado Technical University - 2004
BA in English - University of Nebraska-Lincoln - 1996


I'm a fan of most sports. I also enjoy hiking, travel, and home improvement projects (so it seems).


Journal Publications:
Keiper, M., Nachtigal, J., Stough, R., & Lupinek, J. (2023). Marketing Analytics Curriculum Integration: An Exploration of Resource Availability for Faculty. Journal of Marketing Education.

Nachtigal, J. & Stocz, M. (2022). The Kenai Rule in Four Acts: Comment & Analysis of Alaska v. Bernhardt. Alaska Law Review, 39, 347-368.
Stocz, M. & Nachtigal, J., (2022). The Dangers of Off Campus Physical Education Activities: A Closer Look at Proximate Cause. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 93(6), 69-70.
Nachtigal, J., & Barnes, J. (2019). Left out: Handedness and the Hall of Fame. The Baseball Research Journal, 48(2), 36–37.
Nachtigal, J., Kim, M.H., Lee, K., Seidler, T., and Stocz, M. (2016). Softball: Nothing Soft About It. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 87(9), 36-41.
Nachtigal, J. (2018). Laterality in the Power Five and Group of Five Conferences for Women’s College Softball.