Issues in Sport


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"Sports and Society" Program/Course Participants

The Hon. Alan C. Page, Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court; NFL Hall of Fame Football Player (Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears)

Walter Payton, NFL Hall of Fame Football Player (Chicago Bears)

Bonnie Blair, U.S. Olympic Speedskater (Five Gold Medals)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA Hall of Fame Basketball Player (Los Angeles Lakers)

Donald F. Sabo, Ph.D., Professor of Social Sciences at D'Youville College, author of Sex, Violence and Power in Sports: Rethinking Masculinity and Jock: Sports and Male Identity.

Jeff Benedict, author of Public Heroes, Private Felons: Athletes and Crimes Against Women, former Research Coordinator of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society, Northeastern University.

Richard Lapchick,Ph.D., Founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society, Northeastern University, author of nine books and regular columnist for The Sporting News

Steve M. Palermo, Special Assistant to Major League Baseball's Executive Council; New York Yankees cable network color analyst; former American League Umpire.

Ted Curtis, J.D., Assistant Attorney, University of South Florida, News Editor, Sports Lawyer Association, Chair, Florida State Bar Professional Sports Committee; serves on the Florida Athlete Agent Examination Committee; sports attorney and writer.

Thomas M. Reich, Chairman and Founder of Reich, Katz, and Landis Baseball Group, Sports Attorney, Sports Agent for Tim Raines, Ken Ciniti, Sammy Sosa, Mo Vaughn and Hall of Famer Joe Morgan.

Gary R. Roberts, J.D., Professor of Law and Director, Sports Law Program, Tulane Law School, New Orleans; Director and Vice President of Publications, Sports Lawyer Association; NCAA and Conference USA Faculty Representative.

Howard Rosenberg, Los Angeles Times television critic, former ESPN media critic.

Linda Robertson, Miami Herald sports writer, past president of Association of Women in Sports Media.

Mary Carillo, NBC, CBS, and HBO Sports commentator, author and columnist, former professional tennis player and coach, Hall of Fame inductee.

Gus Johnson, CBS Sports Commentator, play-by-play announcer of men's and women's college and professional basketball (NY Knicks, and NY Liberty)

Brenda Light Bredemeier, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Social Sciences, University of California, Berkeley; co-author, Development and Physical Activity.

R. Scott Kretchmar, Ph.D., Professor of Exercise and Sport Science, Penn State University, author of Practical Philosophy of Sport.

William E. Shelton, Ed.D President of Eastern Michigan University, past chair of the NCAA Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct in Intercollegiate Athletics, formersportscaster.

Daniel E. Doyle, Jr., Founder and Executive Director, Institute for International Sport; Founder of National Sportsmanship Day, author of AreYou Watching, Adolph Rupp?

Richard G. Sheehan, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Finance and Business Economics at University of Notre Dame, author, Keeping Score: Economics of Big-Time Sports.

Mark S. Rosentraub, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean, School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Director of the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, Indiana University, author of Major League Losers:The Real Costs of Sports and Who's Paying for It.

Michael Oriard, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture in the English Department at Oregon State University, author of Reading Football: How the Popular Press Created an American Spectacle.

Jennings Bryant, Ph.D., Professor of Communication and Director, Institute for Communication Research, University of Alabama.

Dick DeVenzio, author of five books on sports, including Rip Off U: The Exploitation of College Athletes; Stuff Good Players Should Know; Think Like a Champion; and Smart Moves.

Murray A. Sperber, Ph.D., Professor of English and American Studies, Indiana University, author of College Sports, Inc: The Athletic Department vs. The University and Ethical Issues in Sport.

Bernie Horn, J.D.,Communications Director, National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling.

"Sonny Day," one time big-city gambling boss, now with Americans Against Organized Gambling.

William R. Eadington, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at University of Nevada, Reno.

William (Bill) S. Saum, NCAA's Agent and Gambling Representative; formerly in charge of investigating NCAA member institutions for rules violations; former assistant football coach and assistant dean of students at Defiance College, Ohio.

Bill Curry, ESPN College Football Game Analyst, former University of Kentucky head football coach, Green Bay Packers assistant coach, and NFL player (Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers, Baltimore Colts, and Green Bay Packers).

John Mackovic, past chair of the American Football Coaches Association Committee on Ethics, former head football coach (University of Texas, Kansas City Chiefs) and assistant coach (Dallas Cowboys).

Merrily Dean Baker, Former Athletic Director (Michigan State, University of Minnesota, and Princeton University) and NCAA Assistant Executive Director.

Jeffrey T. Sammons, Ph.D., Professor of History, New York University, specializing in the history of sport and race, author of Beyond the Ring: The Role of Boxing in American Society.

Pat Griffin, Ph.D., Professor in the Social Justice Education Program at University of Massachusetts, Amherst; author of Strong Women, Deep Closets: Lesbians and Homophobia in Sport; triathlon medalist at the Gay Games IV.

Todd Boyd, Ph.D., Professor of Critical Studies, University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, co-editor of Out of Bounds:Sports, Media, and the Politics of Identity.

John M. Hoberman, Ph.D., Professor of Germanic Languages, University of Texas, author of, among other books on sports: Darwin's Athletes: How Sport Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race.

Kenneth L. Shropshire, J.D., Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Acting Director of Afro-American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, noted expert on the impact of sports on major municipalities, anti-discrimination law and sports, role models and the African-American community, Title IX and African-American women, author of In Black and White: Race and Sports in America.

Michael Eric Dyson, Ph.D., Visiting Distinguished Professor of African-American Studies, Columbia University, author of Reflecting Black: African-American Cultural Criticism and Race Rules: Navigating the Color Line.

Lee Roy Selmon, Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs, University of South Florida, former NFL Player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), NFL Football Hall of Fame Inductee

Robert Huizenga, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, author of You're Okay, It's Just a Bruise: A Doctor's Sideline Secrets About Pro Football's Most Outrageous Team, former Los Angeles Raiders team physician, past president of the NFL Physician's Society.

Bob Goldman, D.O., M.D., Ph.D., Founder and Director of the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the High Technology Fitness Institute, Chief Physician for the sport of bodybuilding, author of Death in the Locker Room.

Pete Gent, author of four novels, including North Dallas Forty, former NFL player (Dallas Cowboy).

Gary A. Jacobus, Senior Vice President, Corporate Representation, International Management Group (IMG).

Jeffrey N. Pollack Founder and President, The Sports Business Daily, publisher of The NBA Daily, youngest person ever named to "The Sporting News 100".

Pat Williams, Senior Executive Vice-President of Orlando Magic, former NBA general manager (Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls) author of 14 books including, The Magic of Teamwork.

Robert Williams, President, Burns Sports Celebrity Service, Inc.

Bob Groseth, Men's Head Swimming and Diving Coach, Northwestern University, two-time Big Eight Coach of the Year.

Donna Lopiano, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Women's Sports Foundation, 4-Sport national champion, 9-time All-American, National Sports Hall of Fame, National Softball Hall of Fame, and Texas Women's Hall of Fame inductee.

Louis M. Guenin, J.D., Lecturer on Ethics in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School, author of studies on interpreting equal opportunity for sex-segregated intercollegiate athletics.

Michael C. Copperthite, Executive Director, National Coalition for Athletics Equity, former high school wrestling coach.

Joan Ryan, San Francisco Chronicle feature writer, author of Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters.

Ian R. Tofler, M.B.B.S., Director of Psychiatry at Children's Hospital, New Orleans, LA, secretary of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry, author of "Physical and Emotional Problems of Elite Female Gymnasts," and "Achievement by Proxy: Abuse in Competitive Sports."

Jay J. Coakley, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at University of Colorado, author of Sport in Society: Issues and Controversies.

Nancy Thies Marshall, USA Gymnastics Athlete Wellness Program Manager, youngest member of the 1972 U.S. Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team, awarded 7 international medals and 2 individual event championships.

Robert Lipsyte, New York Times

Rick Wolff, Sports Illustrated

Mike McGraw, Kansas City Star

Armen Keteyian, CBS Sports, HBO Real Sports

Sally Jenkins, Conde Nast Sports for Women

Carol Herwig, USA Today

Rick Telander, The Chicago Sun-Times

Johnette Howard, Sports Illustrated

John Rawlings, The Sporting News

Diana Nyad, Fox Sports News, National Public Radio

Alexander Wolff, Sports Illustrated

Frank Deford, Sports lllustrated, HBO, and National Public Radio

Mike Fish, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Peter Golenbock, author of six New York Times bestsellers on sports

Steve Klein, USA Today Information Network

Michael Wilbon, The Washington Post

Peter A. French, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy and Director of The Ethics Center, University of South Florida.

Michael McNamee, Ph.D., Reader in Applied Philosophy at Cheltenham & Gloucester, UK.

Rev. Dr. David A. Boileau, Associate Professor of Ethics at Loyola University, New Orleans.

William Morgan, Ph.D., Professor of Cultural Studies in Education at University of Tennessee.

Claudia Card, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Affiliate Professor in Women's Studies , University of Wisconsin.

Lawrence M. Hinman, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, University of San Diego.

Blake Burleson, Ph.D., Lecturer in Religion, Baylor University.

Miller Brown, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Trinity College, Hartford, CT.

Jim Parry, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer and Head of the School of Philosophy, Leeds University, England.

Lee Roy Selmon, NFL Hall of Fame, Academic All-American, Athletic Director at the University of S. Florida

Pete Young, Sports Journalist

Ted Fay, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Sports Management Program at SUNY/Courtland, Paralympic Ski Team Coach

Mary Humms, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sport Management at the University of Louisville, Indiana Softball Hall of Fame

Anita Moorman, J.D., Professor of Sports Law at the University of Louisville

Eli Wolff, Coordinator of the Disability Sport Research Initiative within the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University

Dave Marsh, J.D., Attorney and Paralympic Coach

Susan Brown Foster, Ph.D., Professor Sports Management at Flagler University, International Goal Ball Referee


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