Dr. Natale is the Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Sport Management of the Ledbetter College of Business at Shorter University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Toccoa Falls College, a Masters of Sport Science in Sport Management from The United States Sports Academy, and a Doctorate of Education candidate of Sport Management with a Specialization in Sports Leadership and Emphasis in Sports Theory with an anticipated completion date of fall 2019. He has reached ABD status and the discourse concentration is the social impact of sport subsidies in major metropolitan cities.
He began his teaching tenure in 2012 at Toccoa Falls College. He comes to Shorter University entering his 6th year of professorship with an extensive background in curriculum development and online instructional design. Throughout six years of professorship, Mr. Natale has developed three-sport management academic programs, which have been recipients of two regional awards and six national awards including,
- The Editor’s Choice Award
- The College Choice Award
- The Top Programs Award – Best Sport Management Program
- Top Business Management Degree Award – Best School with Sport Management Major
- Top Colleges Award – Best Online Program
- The College Choice Award – Most Affordable Program
- The Best Value Award
He has life experience in the public business sector as well as sport industries ranging from published automotive journalist, sport marketing, coaching, and recruiting. Dr. Natale is married to his wife Kristen and has two children, Enzo and Lena.
“I am proud to be a Shorter Hawk and excited to instill my knowledge and expertise to prepare and equip the lives of the next generation of sport management professionals. I live by this quote from Tim Tebow ‘If you are willing to sacrifice as much or more as anybody else, love what you are doing, and be passionate, you will be contagious, you will be unique, and people will gravitate towards you.’”