writing and speaking

Selected Recent Public Writing and Speaking

Opinion Pieces

Interviews—Print, Television, Podcast, Web Video, Radio

Speaking Engagements

  • “Placing Athlete Education First: Teaching, Writing, and Advocating for Athletes in American Universities,” Colorado University at Boulder invited talk, April 5, 2018
  • Panel conversation on ethics and college sports, Colorado University at Boulder invited panelist, April 5, 2018
  • “Identifying Your Passion: How to Apply Sport Lessons to Your Education and Career,” University of New Mexico college sports symposium invited keynote address, March 19, 2018
  • “The Future of Doping and the Olympic Movement,” SHPRS Pop-up Talk, moderator/conversation with Olympian Desiree Davila Linden, February, 2018
  • “Expanding Opportunity: National Girls and Women in Sports Day,” Sun Devil Athletics panel participant, February, 2018
  • “Must See Mondays: Future of the Olympic Games,” Walter Cronkite School and Global Sport Institute, moderator/interviewer in conversation with Anita DeFrantz, January, 2018
  • “Title IX and NCAA Emerging Sports,” ASU Triathlon Title IX Celebration, November, 2017
  • “Masculinit(ies) and Femininit(ies) in Sport, and Creating Inclusive, Safe Spaces,” Sun Devil Athletics Championship Life, October 2017
  • “Fandom in American College Football,” True North Companies Lunch and Learn, August, 2017
  • “¿El Deporte Nos Une o Nos Divide?” “Do Sports Unite or Divide Us?” Arizona State University Event in Mexico City, June, 2017.  ASU Now write-up: https://asunow.asu.edu/20170615-global-engagement-asu-mexico-panel-sports-unifying
  • “Can Technology Make Sports Safer?” Future Tense Event at New America, Washington, D.C., March, 2017 Video: https://www.newamerica.org/future-tense/events/can-technology-make-sports-safer/
  • “Expanding Opportunity: National Girls and Women in Sports Day,” Sun Devil Athletics panel participant, February, 2017
  • “Title IX and Big-Time College Sports: Expanded Opportunity—and Resistance—in Chapel Hill, 1972-1988,” History faculty Works in Progress Series, January, 2017
  • “Representing Masculinity and Femininity in Sport,” Sun Devil Athletics Championship Life, November, 2016
  • “Are eSports the Future of Entertainment?” Future Tense Event at New America NYC, New York, April, 2016 Video: https://www.newamerica.org/future-tense/events/are-esports-the-future-of-entertainment/
  • “Sports History at ASU: History Matters, Sport Matters,” Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning (ISTL), January, 2016
  • “Fandom in American College Football: Identity and Community,” Arizona Commerce Authority, December, 2014
  • “The History of Student-Athlete Rights,” New York Times Café Lecture, ASU- Downtown, November, 2014
  • “Reflections on Teaching Sports History in the Twenty-First Century,” Keynote Address, Phoenix Women’s Sports Association (PWSA) Annual Power to Inspire Event, May, 2014
  • “A Brief History of Title IX and Women’s College Sports,” Good Sports Lecture Series, Tempe History Museum, September, 2014

Academic Conference Papers

  • “Sex-segregated Sport and the Contradictions of Opportunity in American Intercollegiate Athletics,” American Studies Association (ASA) Conference, November, 2017
  • “Sports and Politics: The Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games,” Arizona Council for History Education (ACHE) Conference, August 2017
  • “Using Sport to Excite Students about Learning History,” ACHE Conference, August, 2016
  • “Title IX and the Big Time,” North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) Conference, May, 2016
  • “University of National Champions: Expanding Sporting Opportunities for Women at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,” Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH) Conference, May, 2014

Conference Working Groups, White Papers

Quotes in Recent Journalistic Pieces, Sharing Expertise as Sports Historian

Motivational Speaking Engagements and Elite Athlete Appearances

  • Local Schools and Community Organizations, Track and Field Teams, Community Sports and Fitness Events, Local Road Races, Fundraising and Awareness-Raising Events, 2006-
  • Recent motivational speaking events: PlayWorks Arizona youth coach leaders, May, 2017; Stanfield Elementary (Title I school west of Casa Grande, AZ), February, 2017