An award-winning journalist, Hill is the author of two books on sports corruption, "The Insiders' Guide to Match Fixing in Football" and "The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime". His books have been the catalyst for more than 30 major European police investigations.
"Declan Hill brings a unique perspective to the University, given his international contacts and breadth of experience in sports integrity," said Mario Gaboury, dean of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.
He will help expand the reach of the already robust financial investigations department and provide students with internships and networking on a global scale."
Mario Gaboury, dean of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Patrick Malloy, senior lecturer and director of the M.S. in Investigations program, said Hill's appointment will provide an opportunity for cross collaboration with other programs at the university, especially sport management.
"There has never been a more important time to study U.S. sports integrity," Hill says. "Sports around the world have been destroyed by gambling-related match-fixing. If America does not get the transition into legalized gambling right, it will open the door to the destruction of American sports. We need to understand all the issues around sports gambling."