Dana Brooks, dean of West Virginia University College of Physical Activity Sport Sciences, and Ronald Althouse, retired professor of sociology and former director of the Survey Research Center at WVU, have assembled an elite collection of scholars to provide readers with an authoritative book on racism in intercollegiate athletics.

Published by Fitness Information Technology, a division of the International Center for Performance Excellence at CPASS, the third edition of Racism in College Athletics retains the rich history and context that made the first two editions so widely acclaimed.

“This new edition not only expands on the hurdles and triumphs of African American student-athletes, but it also examines the injustices toward and successes of coaches, administrators and international student-athletes,” said Brooks. “Instructors will find the text equally useful in undergraduate and graduate sport management and sport sociology courses focusing on racism and diversity.”

Said Althouse, “the new edition explores the theme in a renewed light. The topics are well researched and well written by authors with considerable knowledge in the field of athletics.”

Brooks received his master’s degree and doctorate from WVU. He has published and presented nationally and internationally in the area of sport sociology. He has authored manuscripts that have appeared in numerous journals and has received many honors and awards including the Martin Luther King “Living the Dream” Award, State of West Virginia. Brooks is a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology and served as president of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Althouse, past chairperson of the WVU Department of Sociology and Anthropology, received his master’s degree and doctorate in sociology from the University of Minnesota. Althouse’s research interests and publications have focused on worker’s risk and worker’s health, health care delivery, and health systems. He is committed to efforts focused on social justice in sports.

FiT publishes academic and trade books, journals, and electronic products in sport and exercise psychology, physical education, coaching education, sport management, and sport and cultural studies. FiT maintains a list of international experts in these disciplines.

For information about FiT’s publications and authors, contact FiT’s marketing division at 304.293.6888, ext. 6 or fitmarketing@mail.wvu.edu. For additional details about the book and purchasing information, visit www.fitinfotech.com/RacismCollegeAthletics3rd.html



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