Ralph Charlton is a tenured associate professor of sport management and Department Chair for Health and Physical Education. Arriving at Hampton University in 2002, he has taught an array of courses for the major including introduction to sport management, sport law, sport marketing, sport public relations and practicum. His research interests related to HBCU athletics and academics have led to publications in peer-reviewed journals and the HBCU digest. He was also instrumental in addressing the issue of high drowning rates for African-Americans by bringing a regional symposium to campus. Dr. Charlton also coordinates internships for the sport management program, utilizing an extensive network to land students at prestigious sport organizations including the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, USOC, Nike and Gatorade.
Dr. Charlton holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Virginia, Master of Science from VCU in Leisure Services Management and Ph.D. from the College of William & Mary in Higher Education Administration. His dissertation on HBCU athletics and academics was supported by a grant from the NCAA.
Dr. Charlton has co-owned a boutique personal training studio for 13 years with his wife in Williamsburg and enjoys playing sports with his son