- Ph.D. from Texas A&M University
I am an interdisciplinary sport management scholar who uses a social justice lens to understand how the social world impacts individuals’ lives and frames their experiences in the sporting and eSports context. This lens guides my research, teaching, and service and informs my ultimate goal of understanding and dismantling the underpinnings of social inequity based on gender, race, religion, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, and other dimensions of identity. The combination of my expertise as a social-psychologist (who primarily studies phenomena at the socio-individual level of analysis) and as a transnational scholar (who primarily study phenomena at the cultural level of analysis) uniquely positions me to ask questions, examine topics, and explore assumptions often neglected in mainstream sporting/ business paradigms and conversations. I not only examine the experiences of individuals but how those experiences relate to and stem from larger social processes and structures in the sporting context. In so doing, I forge new ground by contextualizing people’s everyday lives within the society in which they live. Currently, I am teaching courses in the realm of business and sport management at Ripon College.