S. P. (Sam) Morris

S. P. MorrisAssociate Clinical Professor

Area: Sport Leadership and Management
Office: 204b Phillips Hall

Degrees: Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Philosophy, History, and Socio-Cultural Study of Sport (Dissertation: On Sport Hunting: A Philosophical Case-Study in Animal Sports)
M.S., Miami University, Sport Organization
B.S., Miami University, Sport Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Positions Held

  • Associate Clinical Professor, Miami University (2018 - present)
  • Senior Clinical Faculty, Miami University (2017 - 2018)
  • Clinical Faculty, Miami University, (2011 – 2017)
  • Lecturer, The Ohio State University, (2010 – 2011)
  • Graduate Teaching Associate, The Ohio State University, (2006 – 2010)
  • Staff Assistant, Ohio High School Athletic Association, (2006 – 2011)
  • Graduate Teaching Associate, Miami University, (2003 – 2005)

Awards and Recognition

  • Excellence in Career Development Award Winner (2016)
  • Outstanding Professor Award (nominee), Associated Student Government (2015)
  • Four-time earner of official commendations for excellence in teaching (2012 – 2015)
  • Three-time Top-100 award winner for excellence in teaching (2013 – 2015)
  • Exceptional Service Award winner in the College of Education, Health & Society (2014)
  • Recipient of a Certificate of Professional Development in College Teaching (2008)
  • Recipient of the Zuck Scholarship (2007 – 2008)
  • Finalist for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Barbra Brown Student Paper Award (2006)

Scholarly Focus

Philosophy, history, and socio-cultural study of sport; especially ethics in sports. My scholarship is interdisciplinary but grounded primarily in philosophy (generally) and ethics (specifically). I accent heavily from sociology and history and my work is inescapably tied to the interplay of markets, economies, institutions, social conditions, and concerns over justice, broadly conceived. The overarching objective of my scholarship (and teaching) is to work toward the betterment of sport management, as an institution, and of societies (generally), domestic and abroad.

Recent Publications

Courses Taught

  • KNH 495: Practicum in Sport Leadership and Management
  • KNH 4/572: Sport in Schools and Colleges
  • KNH 225: Ethics in Sports
  • KNH 4/516: Sport Marketing
  • KNH 378: Sport, Power, and Inequality