The University of New Haven last week announced that Declan Hill, one of the world’s leading experts on match fixing and sports integrity, will join the faculty as an associate professor.
Effective Aug. 1, Hill will join the financial investigations program in national security at the internationally known Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.
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.”
Patrick Malloy, senior lecturer and director of the financial investigations program, said Hill’s appointment will provide an opportunity for cross collaboration with other programs at the university, especially sport management.
Hill is studying the aftermath of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow single game wagering on American sports.
“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.”