APSC Sports Symposium 2014

The APSC Sports Symposium took place on February 28, 2014. A full copy of the program is here. Dr. Sue Rankin was the keynote speaker and she spoke at 2:00 PM in Gorgas 105.

Dr. Sue Rankin, Professor of Education from Pennsylvania State University, has been a game-changer for sport research, specifically in bringing attention to the experiences of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender athletes. Past publications focused on women athletes facing the lesbian label as well as policy issues when dealing with transgender athletes. Her current work includes a national pilot study of student-athlete campus climate experiences, defined broadly, that is funded by the NCAA. Dr. Rankin’s work on campus climate surveys, including the methodological challenges of gathering data on marginalized populations and sensitive identities, has been equally impactful. During her visit she will be sharing the results of her current research in conjunction with the College of Education. She has earned grant funding, led mixed-method research teams, and bridged the academic affairs-student affairs divide that stymies many scholars. Dr. Rankin is the recipient of the American College Personnel Association’s 2008 Voice of Inclusion Medallion. The award recognizes individuals who embody the student affairs values of social justice.