I received my PhD in Kinesiology (Sport History/Philosophy) from Penn State University in 2005 and my MHK (Sport Psychology) from the University of Windsor in 1998.
In addition to faculty appointments at Laurier, I previously served as a faculty member at the University of Windsor (1999-2000), Penn State University–Altoona College (2004-05) and Brock University (2006-07).
My general scholarship focuses on sociocultural aspects of sport/human movement. Within this context, my research emphasizes the application of philosophical pragmatism to sporting issues, connections between human movement and culture at-large, and how sport/human movement functions as a sociopolitical "tool." Research projects fall into roughly 4 interrelated areas: philosophical methods in sport research (i.e. pragmatism); applied issues in sport ethics (i.e. uses of emergent technologies in sport); socio-historical ideas/connections to sport and culture (i.e. relationship between hockey and Canadian culture); and the design, delivery, and organization of sport/meaningful movement (i.e. development and elite athletics).
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