61 Sever Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Vaughn Calhoun, Ed.D., joined Becker College in June 2015 as a full-time assistant professor of business in the sports management concentration. In 2016, Dr. Calhoun was appointed director of the business program at Becker. Dr. Calhoun teaches sports management and business courses, serves as the LinkUP mentoring program coordinator, and is engaged in the BUILD program for promising business students.
Dr. Calhoun serves as a lecturer for University of Massachusetts Boston's Upward Bound program, where he teaches sports management to 9th-and 10th-grade students. He serves on various boards and is a peer reviewer for an academic sports journal and textbook publishing company. He is also the founder and director of his own tutoring program.
Previously, Dr. Calhoun was a tenure-track assistant professor at Anna Maria College, in the School of Business, Sports Management Department. He advised students and served as the college’s faculty athletic representative.
Dr. Calhoun has served as the assistant commissioner of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) where he was a member of the executive staff and responsible for overseeing championship events, community service events, the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), professional development workshops, and coordinating coaching seminars. In addition, he was a National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) voting delegate and represented the conference locally, regionally, and nationally. He served as the assistant athletic director at Emerson College, where his role ranged from student-athlete advising to coordinating community service events, serving as a liaison to career services, coordinating vendor contracts, creating budget reports, overseeing facilities management, and managing professional staff.
Dr. Calhoun graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor of science in criminal justice, with a minor in black studies. He was full-scholarship, Division I student-athlete who participated on the Rutgers University football team, earning three varsity letters despite sustaining a devastating knee injury in his sophomore year. He went on to earn a master’s degree in public policy and administration from California State University Long Beach, and he earned a doctorate of education (Ed.D.) from Northeastern University. His dissertation was a qualitative study titled, Division I Student-Athletes and the Experience of Academic Clustering. Dr. Calhoun is also a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.