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).
Generally, my scholarship focuses on sociocultural aspects of sport/human movement. Within this context, my research emphasizes the application of philosophical pragmatism to normative sporting issues, connections between human movement and culture at-large, and how sport/human movement functions as a sociopolitical "tool." Current research projects fall into roughly 4 interrelated areas: 1/ developing normative theories and tools to better understand problems (and resolution processes) in and through sport; 2/ how sport is used as a sociocultural "tool"; 3/ exploring ethical issues in sport; 4/ how sport (kinesiology) inquiry can be reconsidered to enhance its sociocultural impact.
Past projects have included exploring 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).