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Sean Sullivan, Ph.D.

Professor of Kinesiology
Department Chair of Kinesiology

Office Phone: (951) 343-4528
E-mail: ssullivan@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 44
Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:30 am-12:00 pm and 1:30 pm-3:30 pm.

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Physical Education & Sport Management University of New Mexico 2004
M.A. Physical Education San Diego State University 2001
B.S. Kinesiology San Diego State University 1998

Research, Presentations, & Publications

Recent Publications:

Sullivan, S.P. (2012) 1930s Boarding School Sport in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe Indian Schools. In Salamone, F.A., The Native American identity in sports: creating and preserving a culture. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-8708-4.

Sullivan, S.P. (2010) God in my sporting: A justification for Christian exeperience in sport. Journal of the Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, V. 1, N. 1.

Sullivan, S.P. (2008). Bigger, Stronger, Faster, Younger: Former Athletes' Perspectives of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport, Journal of Youth Sport, v 3, issue 2 (Spring).

Sullivan, S., & Mechikoff, R. (December, 2004). A Man of His Time: Pierre de Coubertin’s Olympic Ideology and the Via Media. OLYMPIKA: International Journal of Olympic Studies, v. 13.

Sullivan, S. (2004). A Meeting of Sacred and Secular: Sport as Religious Experience. University of New Mexico :Best Essays, 16, 1, p. 24-31.

Mechikoff, R., & Sullivan, S. (2001). Peace through Sport and the Religio Athletae: Antiquated Ideas or Viable Options? The Sport Journal, v. 4, n. 4, Fall [On-line].

Recent Presentations:

Sullivan, S. (February 2013). "Distinct but Integrated": Judeo-Christian Faculty Tensions in Understanding the Body and Sport. Paper presented at the Southwest American Culture Association Annual Meeting. http://conference2013.swtxpca.org/session/sports-2-issues-sports-popular-culture

Sullivan, S. (July 2012). God in our Sporting: An Exploration of Faculty Understandings of Faith, the Body and Physical Activity. Paper accepted for presentation at the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport, Glasgow, Scotland, July 19-24, 2012.

Sullivan, S. (August 2011). From Gymnastics to Athletics: Physical Activity in American Indian Boarding Schools from 1890-1940. Paper accepted for presentation at the International Society for History of Sport and Physical Education, Frankfurt, Germany, August 8-11.

Sullivan, S. (January 2011). An Exploration of Participant Experiences in a University Based Health Related Fitness Intervention. Paper accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Health, Wellness, and Society, UC Berkeley, CA. (http://healthandsociety.com/conference-2001/)

Sullivan, S. (January 2009). Indians at Play in the American Southwest: Boarding School Athletics, 1890-2007. Paper presented at the Hawaiian International Conference for Arts and Humanities.

Sullivan, S. (July 2008). Indians at Play in the American Southwest: Boarding School Athletics, 1890-2007. Paper to be presented at the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport Conference,Tartu , Estonia .

Sullivan, S. & N. MacDonald (June 2007). Educational Pathways in Athletic Training. Presented at Practical Applications in Sports Medicine Conference, Palm Springs , CA .

Sullivan, S. & J. Sullivan (September 2006). Improving Sport Performance Using Motor Control Technology. Presented at the International Conference on Sp or t & Technology Development, Shah Alam, Selang or , Malaysia .

Sullivan, S. (October 2006). Sport and Spirituality. Panel participant at the Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness annual meeting, Reno , NV .

Sullivan, S. (May 2006). Playing Indian in New Mexico : Boarding School Athletics, 1930-1940. Paper presented at the Nor th American Society for Sport History Convention, Glenwood Springs , CO .

Sullivan, S. (April 2005). Native American Sport in New Mexican Boarding Schools. Paper presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance National Convention,Chicago , IL .

Sullivan, S. (January 2005). Sport, Assimilation, and American Indian Boarding Schools in New Mexico, 1885-1940. Poster Presented at the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, Tucson , AZ.

Sullivan, S., & Mechikoff, R. (April 2003). Toward a Moderate Interpretation of the Olympic Ideology: Pierre de Coubertin and the Via Media. Paper presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance National Convention, Philadelphia , PA.

Sullivan, S. (April 2003). A Meeting of Sacred and Secular: Sport as Religious Experience. Paper presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance National Convention, Philadelphia , PA.

Sullivan, S. (April 2003). Passing the Torch: Brookes, Coubertin, and Differing Approaches to Reviving the Modern Olympic Games. Paper presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance National Convention, Philadelphia , PA.

Sullivan, S. (2002, January). Education, Religion, Peace, and Beauty: Pierre de Coubertin’s Olympism and its Relevance for Physical Education. Poster presented at the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Conference, San Antonio , TX .

Mechikoff, R., & Sullivan, S. (2002, January). Peace Through Sport and the Religio Athletae: Antiquated Ideas or Viable Options? Paper presented at the National Association f or Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Conference, San Antonio , TX .

Mechikoff, R., & Sullivan, S. (2001, January). Philosophy, Theology, and Cultural Institutions: Their impact on Pierre de Coubertin and the Development of Olympism. Paper presented at the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Conference, Amelia Island, FL.

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