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  1. Annie Coleman

    Annie Coleman

    Director, Sport, Media, and Culture Minor and Associate Professor of American Studies

    Annie Coleman

    Director, Sport, Media, and Culture Minor and Associate Professor of American Studies

    acolema3@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0389
    1045 Flanner Hall

    Biography

    My research focuses on the cultural and environmental history of outdoor sports and recreation, and the relationships of identity and power that support the outdoor recreation industry. In my past life, I played D3 collegiate soccer and skied moguls for the U.S. Now I teach courses on Wilderness, Sports, and national parks as well as 20th c history, and am a founding member of the American Studies Association’s Sports Studies Caucus. Early publications include “The Unbearable Whiteness of Skiing” (Pacific Historical Review, 1994) and the book Ski Style: Sport and Culture in the Rockies (Kansas, 2004). More recent articles include “River Rats in the Archive: Nature, Texts, and a Moving History of the Colorado” (in Rendering Nature, 2015) and “Shredding Mountain Lines: GoPro, Mobility, and the Spatial Politics of Outdoor Sports” (in The American Environment Revisited, 2018). My second book, Into the Great Outdoors: A History of Professional Guides in America, will be published by Oxford University Press.

    Courses Taught

    Sports and American Culture

    Sports and Environment

    Sports and Recreation Senior Seminar 

    Research and Teaching Interests

    outdoor sports, sports and the environment, identity and consumer culture

Affiliated Faculty

  1. Christine Becker

    Christine Becker

    Internship Coordinator; Associate Professor, Film, Television, and Theatre

    Christine Becker

    Internship Coordinator; Associate Professor, Film, Television, and Theatre

    cbecker1@nd.edu
    230D DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

    Biography

    Christine Becker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame specializing in film and television history, critical and formal analysis, and media industry studies. Recent courses taught include Sports & Television, Media Industries, History of Television, and Media Stardom and Celebrity Culture. Her research focuses on the British and American television industries and issues of cultural taste, as well as on the interrelation of industry practices, production methods, and aesthetic conventions. She also co-hosts and co-produces the Aca-Media podcast sponsored by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, as well as the Presenting the Past podcast for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

    Courses Taught

    Sports & Television

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Sports TV industry, sports TV production and aesthetics, celebrity and stardom, athletic cultural identity and representation

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    James Biddick

    Student-Athlete Career Development Program Manager

    James Biddick

    Student-Athlete Career Development Program Manager

    jbiddick@nd.edu
    W504 Duncan Student Center

    Biography

    After completing his LLB (Honors) from the University of Canterbury and Bachelor of Social Science from Lincoln University, Biddick began his professional career in the field of law. Originally from New Zealand, James spent three years as an attorney with New Zealand’s leading corporate law firm, Russell McVeagh before deciding to pursue a different career path.

    Previously a student-athlete in field hockey and cricket, Biddick represented New Zealand in Field Hockey. In addition, he also spent many years dedicated to coaching field hockey across the world.

    Biddick focused his passions in athletics towards earning a Master’s in Sports Administration from Ohio University. Through the program, he had the opportunity to work as a graduate assistant for the College of Business Office of Career Management. After graduating, Biddick served as the Assistant Director, then Associate Director of Graduate Career Management and Sport Management for Ohio University.

    In his current position with the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development, James is responsible for helping guide student-athletes throughout their career discernment process. Biddick also helps students interested in the sports industry and has taught Introduction to Sport Management (MGTO20200) and acts as staff support to the on-campus student-led organization Sport Management Association.

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Student-Athlete Development

  3. Gregory Bond

    Gregory Bond

    Library Faculty, Curator Joyce Sports Research Collection, Sports Archivist

    Gregory Bond

    Library Faculty, Curator Joyce Sports Research Collection, Sports Archivist

    gbond2@nd.edu
    102P Hesburgh Library

    Biography

    Greg Bond is a member of the Library Faculty at Hesburgh Libraries. He serves as the Curator of the Joyce Sports Research Collection and the Sports Archivist. He has appointments at both Rare Books and Special Collections and at the University of Notre Dame Archives.

    He received his PhD in American History from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an MLS with concentrations in Archives and in Digital Libraries from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research interests include the cultural history of sports, the history of race and sports, the history of African Americans and sports, and the history of gender and sports. He is currently working on several research projects about the history of African American athletes at predominantly white colleges and universities. His research and writing has appeared in scholarly journals and in popular publications.

    He has experience with a variety of historical/archival methods including oral history projects, digital library projects, and public history projects. He encourages incorporating and including the Hesburgh Libraries’ unparalleled sports archival collections in the classroom. He is also interested in understanding and addressing the gaps and silences in the archives that have often resulted from the lack of attention to and documentation of the experiences of marginalized or traditionally underrepresented people and communities.

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Cultural History of Sports, Sports and Race, History of African Americans in Sports, Sports and Gender, Sports and the Archive

  4. Carlson Clinton Clinton Carlson

    Clinton Carlson

    Associate Professor of Visual Communication Design

    Clinton Carlson

    Associate Professor of Visual Communication Design

    ccarlso6@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-5274
    210B West Lake Hall

    Biography

    Clinton Carlson is a designer, educator, and researcher that explores the use of community-activated design methods at two scales: at the micro-community scale his work explores how design can better serve in the communication of and advocacy for improved health and wellbeing; at the macro-community scale his work looks at how communities can take an active role in defining and designing future large-scale public systems. As a researcher, Clinton has worked on projects that address underserved public interest issues such as: social safety nets, restorative justice, food recalls, student loans, teacher development, Dengue fever, suicide, substance abuse, and sexually transmitted diseases. His work on these topics has been disseminated internationally through presentations, journal articles, and book chapters. His current research includes the project Foundry Field. Foundry Field utilizes sports, art, and design to empower local community activists in creating greater dialogue about race, access, and representation. The project centers around historically underrepresented sports teams/stories that showed resilience and strength in the face of inequalities and prejudice.

    Courses Taught 

    Brand Identity, Interaction Design, Community-Activated Design

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Design, community, brand/identity, co-creation, advocacy

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    Luca Grillo

    Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Collegiate Professor of Classics

    Luca Grillo

    Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Collegiate Professor of Classics

    lgrillo@nd.edu
    253AA O'Shaughnessy Hall

    Biography

    I regularly teach a course on Greek and Roman athletics, which draws from literary and archaeological evidence. I use some comparative material from modern sport. I am publishing some work on gladiators and chariot races in the Roman empire.

    Courses Taught 

    Anciet Sport and Society 

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Latin language and literature, ancient sport and society, ancient rhetoric and historiography, classical oratory

  6. Eric Haanstad

    Eric Haanstad

    Associate Professor of the Practice, Anthropology

    Eric Haanstad

    Associate Professor of the Practice, Anthropology

    Anthropology

    ehaansta@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2308
    E296A Corbett Family Hall

    Biography

    Eric Haanstad began exploring anthropology at the University of Minnesota where he studied Anishinaabe Ojibwe (Chippewa) languages and cultures in American Indian Studies. He received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in August of 2008 and since then taught and conducted research in Cambodia, Thailand, Germany, and the U.S. Seacoast. He is publishing a book, To Protect and Suppress: Order and Spectacle in the Year of the Thai Police, focusing on his research with the Royal Thai Police. In addition to his work on state security, he studies music production, symbolic expression, and theatrical performance in Southeast Asia. Eric’s current ethnographic projects explore future imaginaries in martial arts, design anthropology, and his ongoing musical and theatrical collaborations with Ramayana-based masked theater performers in Thailand and Cambodia.

    Courses Taught

    ANTH 10381 University Seminar: Martial Arts and Global Media
    ANTH 20318 Martial Arts and Global Media

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Police, media, temporality, violence, martial arts, theater, performative ethnography, design anthropology, symbology, Thailand, Cambodia, Southeast Asia.

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    Jennifer Huynh

    Assistant Professor, American Studies

    Jennifer Huynh

    Assistant Professor, American Studies

    jhuynh1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6689
    1040 Flanner Hall

    Biography

    I am an interdisciplinary scholar but trained as a sociologist interested in inequality, immigration, race, and representation. My course Asian American Experience provides students with projects related to Asian American sporting cultures, including analyzing celebrity coverage of Linsanity, Mantei Te'o, and Manny Pacquiao. We will broadly cover Asian American sports historically and problematize stereotypes like the model minority myth, orientalism, and gendered stereotypes connected with rising anti-Asian hate.

    Courses Taught 

    Asian American Experience

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Teaching: Asian American Representation; Asian Americans Sporting Cultures; Transnationalism & Asian American Sports

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    Jason Kelly

    Director, Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy; Associate Editor - Notre Dame Magazine

    Jason Kelly

    Director, Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy; Associate Editor - Notre Dame Magazine

    jkelly30@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4628
    503A Grace Hall

    Biography

    Jason Kelly is the Director of the Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy. He spent 14 years as a sports reporter, columnist and editor at the South Bend Tribune, and is the author of two books, Mr. Notre Dame: The Life and Legend of Edward "Moose" Krause and Shelby's Folly: Jack Dempsey, Doc Kearns, and the Shakedown of a Montana Boomtown.

    Courses Taught 

    Sports Media Newsroom - JED 30131

    Research and Teaching Interests

    intersection of sport & politics; Olympics; Cold War era

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    Eugene Lee

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of American Studies

    Eugene Lee

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of American Studies

    elee28@nd.edu
    1024 Flanner Hall

    Biography

    Eugene Lee serves as CEO and Managing Director of 3 Strand Sports & Entertainment, a sports management, consulting, and creative agency based out of Nashville, TN. He currently represents NFL players, executives, and coaches and produces a variety of unscripted and scripted content for national brands and digital distribution platforms. With over twenty-five years of experience as an NFLPA certified contract advisor, Eugene has gained significant experience in, and intricate knowledge of, business development, marketing, industry networking, organizational training, and leadership. Eugene was featured in the ESPN documentary “The Dotted Line” and is the author of “My Brother’s Keeper: Above and Beyond The Dotted Line with the NFL’s Most Ethical Agent.” He has appeared on FOX, CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg as an industry expert on NFL player contracts, the salary cap, and athlete branding. Eugene is a believer in the immeasurable value of genuine, open-handed relationships and paying it forward to the next generation. He has spoken at various universities and law schools nationwide, including the University of Notre Dame, where Mr. Lee earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, summa cum laude, in Accountancy and Juris Doctor degree as a member of Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma.

    Courses Taught

    Inside the NFL: Agent, Team, and Everything in Between 

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Deconstruction of the NFL Ecosystem

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    Brian Levey

    Teaching Professor, Mendoza College of Business

    Brian Levey

    Teaching Professor, Mendoza College of Business

    blevey@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3560
    229 Mendoza College of Business

    Biography

    I joined the Mendoza College of Business faculty in 2007 after a twenty year legal career, most recently focused on building corporate ethics and compliance programs, most notably after accounting scandals at WorldCom and Fannie Mae. During my time at Mendoza, I’ve taught the introductory undergraduate Business Law course, as well as several ethics classes in the undergraduate, graduate and executive programs including Introduction to Business Ethics, Ethics in Accounting, Ethics in Sports and Fraud on Film. Along the way, I’ve served as a faculty fellow for both the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership and the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning. My relatively diverse teaching and research interests lie at the intersection of business, law, ethics, sports and film. And so my publications range from topics like "Using Film Clips in Business Law: Something Old, Something New?" to “Visa and FIFA: Everywhere You Want To Be?”. With respect the SMAC minor, I’m particularly interested in using sports to encourage students to think critically about ethical dilemmas, whether in sports, business or life.
     

    Courses Taught

    MGTO 30720 Ethics in Sports

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Sports ethics, especially as an opportunity to encourage individuals and organizations to examine their core values to guide their conduct

  11. John Lubker

    John Lubker

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate school

    John Lubker

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate school

    jlubker1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-5778
    110F Bond Hall

    Biography

    John’s research focuses on both professional issues in sport and exercise psychology and leadership training. His academic record includes authorship or co-authorship of 13 articles, 4 book chapters, 36 international and national presentations relating to his research interests, and over $850,000 in grant funding. He teaches PSY 33365 – Sport Psychology in the Department of Psychology. Throughout his academic training and employment, John has continually consulted with athletes of all levels, assisting them with the mental side of sport and to reach their athletic potential.

    Courses Taught

    PSY 33365 - Sport Psychology

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Leadership, Sport Psychology, Exercise Psychology

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    Michael Macaluso

    Associate Teaching Professor

    Michael Macaluso

    Associate Teaching Professor

    mmacalus@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2737
    123 Remick Family Hall

    Biography

    Dr. Michael Macaluso is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Alliance for Catholic Education and the Institute for Educational Initiatives. He also serves on the leadership teams for the Center for Literacy Education and the Education, Schooling, & Society undergraduate program. Macaluso's scholarship focuses on issues of teaching and learning in English classrooms, particularly around young adult literature and the relationships across literature, culture and representation, and literary instruction. He serves as chair of the Alexandria Award Committee, a new initiative aimed at fostering students' literacy and faith development through the advancement of contemporary literature.

    Courses Taught

    Issues of Diversity in Young Adult Literature

    Public Pedagogies

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Literature and Culture; Education; Issues connected to Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning

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    Nicholas Mainieri

    Student-Athlete Transition Program Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor of American Studies

    Nicholas Mainieri

    Student-Athlete Transition Program Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor of American Studies

    nmainier@nd.edu
    110F Coleman-Morse Center

    Biography

    As a freelance writer, my nonfiction often focuses on narratives in sport. I am also the author of a novel, The Infinite, and my short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines. My primary role on campus is Transition Program Director in Academic Services for Student-Athletes, where I work primarily with first-year student-athletes. I studied English as an undergraduate at Notre Dame, where I also played baseball (BA, 2006). I briefly worked in college football before relocating to New Orleans, where I studied creative writing at the University of New Orleans (MFA, 2011). Prior to returning to Notre Dame, I served as assistant professor and novelist-in-residence at Nicholls State University, where I taught writing and literature courses, and as an instructor in graduate writing programs at the University of New Orleans.

    Courses Taught 

    Storytelling & Sport 

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Sport, Games, Play, Literature, Writing

  14. Ted Mandell

    Ted Mandell

    Concurrent Associate Teaching Professor, Pre-College Programs

    Ted Mandell

    Concurrent Associate Teaching Professor, Pre-College Programs

    tmandell@nd.edu
    B035 Debartolo Performing Arts Center

    Biography

    Ted Mandell has taught film production at Notre Dame for the past 33 years. Specializing in documentary filmmaking, and producer/director of numerous features on Notre Dame Athletics for und.com, Ted is co-director of the documentary 88 and 1 (ESPN2), the award winning documentary Okuyamba, and producer of the documentary series First Time Fans. Ted is also in charge of the annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival, founder of the Force For Good Film Festival for High School Students, and director of the Summer Scholars Film Track for high school students. He has penned numerous national op-ed columns on media and popular culture and is the author of the multimedia book Heart Stoppers and Hail Marys: The Greatest College Football Finishes (Since 1970).

    Courses Taught

    Televised Sports Production

  15. Cara Ocobock

    Cara Ocobock

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    Cara Ocobock

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    cocobock@nd.edu
    E256 Corbett Family Hall

    Biography

    I am a human biologist who explores the physiological and behavioral mechanisms necessary to cope with and adapt to extreme climates and high levels of physical activity. My work has taken me from the Rocky Mountains to the Arctic Circle where I have worked with outdoor enthusiasts, runners taking part in a cross-country foot race, and reindeer herders in Finland. I am an avid powerlifter who loves bringing anthropology to sport and sport to anthropology. I have also organized and participated in numerous science outreach efforts including the Human Biology Association Podcast, the Sausage of Science.

     

    Courses Taught 

    Blood, Guts, and Glory: Anthropology of Sports; Exercise Physiology

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Human physiology, exercise physiology, anthropology of sports

  16. Matthew Payne

    Matthew Payne

    Associate Professor, Film, Television, and Theatre

    Matthew Payne

    Associate Professor, Film, Television, and Theatre

    mpayne8@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0817
    204 Debartolo Performing Arts Center

    Biography

    Matthew Thomas Payne is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. Matthew has taught a range of media studies and film/video production courses at the university level, and he has conducted industry research for Warner Brothers. He is currently working on a book project that historicizes the influence of Ultima, an early computer role-playing game. Matthew also serves as a regional director for the Learning Games Initiative, a multi-institute research collective dedicated to archiving games and gaming ephemera, and to distributing these materials to educators for classroom instruction. He adores Ms. Pac-Man and is irrationally terrified of Midwestern winters.

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Cultural History of Video Games, Video Essays, Media & War, Media Literacy, Play Theory

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    Davin Raiha

    Associate Teaching Professor, Economics

    Davin Raiha

    Associate Teaching Professor, Economics

    draiha@nd.edu
    3060B Jenkins And Nanovic Halls

    Biography

    Davin Raiha is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Economics, and the Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, he taught at the University of Western Ontario and Indiana University. Davin teaches an upper-year economics elective in Sports Economics. He also has research interests in sports public policy -- in particular, the public finance of sports -- as well as sports analytics and the application of game theory in sports.

    Courses Taught

    ECON 33580 -- Sports Economics

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Public Economics, Sports Economics, Sports Strategy, Sports Analytics

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    Betsy Ross

    bross6@nd.edu

    Biography

    Betsy M. Ross is an Emmy® award-winning sports reporter as well as founder and president of Game Day Communications, based in Cincinnati. Ross was one of the first women to break into national sports news, working as an anchor at ESPN for five years after a seven-year stint at NBC News Channel and Cincinnati’s NBC affiliate, WLWT‐TV, where she covered the 1996 Presidential Election and Inauguration and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and Olympic trials. She continues to be involved in sports broadcasting for ESPN, Fox Sports, and other national and regional outlets, and authored the book Playing Ball with the Boys: The Rise of Women in Men’s Sports in 2010. She is also part of Junglevision’s crew during Cincinnati Bengals’ home games and handles the public address announcing for University of Cincinnati women’s basketball, soccer, and lacrosse. This spring she will be sharing her expertise with students by instructing a new SMAC and Journalism course called Game Day Media.

  19. Sandy Koufax

    Sandy Koufax

    SMAC Mascot and Therapy Dog

    Sandy Koufax

    SMAC Mascot and Therapy Dog

    kwalden@nd.edu

    Biography

    Sandy makes occasional visits to select SMAC classes (Baseball and America, Football in America, and Sport and Big Data) and when otherwise on campus can typically be found collecting smells and barking at squirrels

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Chasing squirrels, belly rubs/head scritches, dumpster diving/scrounging for food

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    John Soares

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of History

    John Soares

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of History

    jsoares@nd.edu
    403 Decio Faculty Hall

    Biography

    Soares' teaching and research interests include the intersection of sport and politics, particularly focused on ice hockey during the Cold War. Among his recent publications are articles on international ice hockey and détente in the _International Journal of the History of Sport_; on hockey and US-Canadian relations in _Diplomatic History_; on 1970’s “baseball diplomacy” with Cuba in the _New England Journal of History_; on hockey, deindustrialization and film in _Aethlon_; and the competitive strengths of European amateur hockey during the Cold War in the _Notre Dame Journal of Comparative and International Law_. In addition, he wrote the theory and method chapter in the _The Routledge History of American Sport_.

    Courses Taught

    1. Sport in American History
    2. Sport, America and the World
    3. Sport and the Cold War

    Research and Teaching Interests

    intersection of sport & politics; Olympics; Cold War era

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    Katherine Walden

    Assistant Teaching Professor, American Studies

    Katherine Walden

    Assistant Teaching Professor, American Studies

    kwalden@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1309
    1046 Flanner Hall

    Biography

    Katherine Walden received a Ph.D. in American Studies-Sport Studies at the University of Iowa, where she also earned M.A. in Library and Information Science, with a Certificate in Public Digital Humanities. Walden earned a B.M. in Musical Arts from Vanderbilt University.

    Her research and teaching looks at the intersection of sport and culture, with a focus on professional baseball labor. She is currently working on a monograph project that outlines an alternative history for professional baseball labor through focusing on Minor League Baseball players and teams. Her research uses data analysis, visualization, and interactive digital mapping to illustrate the scale and scope of Minor League Baseball labor, as well as the historical forces and labor structures that shape Minor League players’ working conditions. She is also involved in outreach and advocacy work lobbying for improved working conditions for Minor League players.

    An emerging area of research specialization for Walden is critical approaches to sport data and the cultural politics of sport data.

    Courses Taught

    Baseball and America, Football in America, Sport and Big Data

    Research and Teaching Interests


    Digital Humanities, Public Humanities, Archives
    Sport and American Culture (labor politics, race and ethnicity, gender, community identity, sport fan communities, sport data and analytics)
    Critical Approaches to Data