Dr. Wiggins is Professor and Assistant Dean of the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. He has held numerous positions in professional organizations, including serving as Editor of the Journal of Sport History, History and Philosophy Section Editor of the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and Editor of Quest. He has been involved in a number of consultantships and media initiatives; given many invited lectureships; and made numerous scholarly presentations at state, regional, and national conferences. Dr. Wiggins has published scholarly articles, book chapters, and several books on the history of sport, particularly as it relates to the involvement of African American participation in sport and physical activity. Among his publications are: Glory Bound: Black Athletes in a White America (1997); Sport and the Color Line: Black Athletes and Race Relations in Twentieth-Century America (2004, with Patrick B. Miller); The Unlevel Playing Field: A Documentary History of the African American Experience in Sport (2003, with Patrick B. Miller); Out of the Shadows: A Biographical History of African American Athletes (2006); and Rivals: Legendary Matchups that Made Sport History (2010, with R. Pierre Rodgers). Dr. Wiggins is also a three-time recipient of the Research Writing Award for outstanding scholarship from Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, a Fellow of the Research Consortium of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance and an Active Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology.
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