2018 NASSS Annual Conference
Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, & Culture
Saturday, November 3 • 8:00am - 9:15am
Teaching the Sociology of Sport: Ideas, Issues, & Innovations #3

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The scholarship of teaching and learning is an important part of any academic conference. This session invites participants to share their practical strategies and/or concerns for effective teaching and learning in the sociology of sport. In keeping with the conference theme, we hope that at least some of the presentations will focus on how music can be incorporated into pedagogical strategies.


Alexandra Fairchild

Teaching Sport Sociology via the Blended Delivery Mode (Observations and Reflections), Cardinal Stritch University
This presentation will offer observations and reflections about effective teaching and learning in the sociology of sport based on the experience of moving our graduate level sport sociology class from in person to blended delivery mode as part of our entire sport management graduate... Read More →
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Jeff Graham

Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Research examining work and family consistently indicates that work-family conflict results in negative outcomes for individuals, families, and the organizations they work for (Byron, 2005). Research also indicates that support from the workplace can mitigate the frequency and strength... Read More →

Andrew Guest

University of Portland
 World Cup Teaching: Making Mega-Events Sociological Learning OpportunitiesThis presentation will offer ideas and experiences related to teaching undergraduate classes timed to coordinate with the men’s FIFA World Cup. Classes using global soccer as an entrée to academic topics... Read More →

Scott Waltemyer

Texas A&M University
Interculturality through Experiential Learning: The Role of Food, Music, and SportOne of the challenges in higher education is how best to engage and encourage students to learn (Schaller, 2018), and as educators are always looking for the new ways to foster student learning.  One... Read More →


Linda Henderson

St. Mary's University, Calgary
The Athlicians: Presenting Marching Band as High Performance SportCoakley and Donnelly (2009) argue that sports are “contested” activities – that is, what is considered to be a “sport” depends on who or what is doing the defining. In 2008, I worked closely with photographer... Read More →

Saturday November 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
English Bay