Dr. Mark Dyreson
Professor of Kinesiology and Affiliate Professor of History, Penn State University
Dr. Mark Dyreson teaches in the history and philosophy of sport program at Pennsylvania State University and he holds a position as professor of kinesiology and affiliate professor of history. He earned a Ph.D. in history in 1989 from the University of Arizona and has published extensively on the history of sport and its role in modern cultures. Among his books are Making the American Team: Sport, Culture and the Olympic Experience (1998), Crafting Patriotism for Global Domination: America at the Olympics (2009); and, with Jaime Schultz, American National Pastimes—A History (2015). He is academic editor for the International Journal of the History of Sport, co-editor of the Sport in Global Society book series published by Routledge Press, a former president of the North American Society for Sport History, and a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology.
Dr. Dyreson's interview was held at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, March 11, 2015.