March 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. - Prince William Campus
Strange Mix of Entitlement and Exploitation: The African-American Experience in Predominantly White College Sport
David Wiggins, Director, School of Recreation, Health and Tourism
Dr. David Wiggins, Professor and Director of the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism at George Mason University, has spent the last 30 years researching the history of American sport, particularly as it relates to the experiences of African Americans in sport and physical activity at both the amateur and professional levels of competition. Wiggins earned his doctorate in kinesiology from the University of Maryland; he has since had numerous articles published in scholarly journals and has written or edited 10 books, including Glory Bound: Black Athletes in a White America; The Unlevel Playing Field: A Documentary History of the African American Experience in Sport; Out of the Shadows: A Biographical History of African American Athletes; Rivals: Legendary Matchups That Made Sport History; and Sport in America: From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization. Wiggins has served as the editor of both “Quest” and the “Journal of Sport History.” He has also served as the history and philosophy section editor of “Research Quarterly for Exercise Science and Sport” and president of the NCAA Scholarly Colloquium. He is a member of the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and he is an active member of the National Academy of Kinesiology.