Our mission

The purpose of the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) is to promote, stimulate, and encourage the study of the history of sport; to support, stimulate and encourage scholarly writing and research related to the history of sport; and to cooperate with local, national, and international organizations having the same purpose. 

Governance

Executive Board

President: David K. Wiggins, George Mason University
Past-President: Jan Todd, University of Texas at Austin
President-Elect: Murray Phillips, University of Queensland
Secretary: Lindsay Pieper, University of Lynchburg
Treasurer: Thomas Hunt, University of Texas at Austin
Publications Board Chair: Rob Lake, Douglas College
Members-at-Large: Colleen English, Pennsylvania State University, Berks; Tolga Ozyurtcu, University of Texas at Austin; PearlAnn Reichwein, University of Alberta
Student Member-at-Large: Tanya Jones, University of Texas at Austin

Standing Committees (updated 9/2020)

* denotes Chair of Committee

Members at Large

Tolga Ozyurtcu, University of Texas at Austin, 2019-2021
Colleen English, Pennsylvania State University at Berks, 2019-2021 PearlAnn Reichwein, University of Alberta, 2019-2021
Tanya Jones, University of Texas at Austin, 2019-2021 (student member)

Membership Committee

Rita Liberti, California State University, East Bay, 2019-2022
Vicky Paraschack, University of Windsor, 2019-2022
*Michael Wood, University of Alabama, 2018-2021

Nominations Committee

*Alison Wrynn, California State University Long Beach
Gary Osmond, University of Queensland
Mark Dyreson, Pennsylvania State University

Publications Board

Malcolm MacLean, University of Queensland, 2017-2021
Gary Osmond, University of Queensland, 2017-2021
John Wong, Washington State University, 2017-2021
Ari de Wilde, Eastern Connecticut State University, 2019-2023
*Rob Lake, Douglas College, 2019-2023
Maureen Smith, California State University, Sacramento, 2021-2023

Book Award Committee

Steven A. Riess, Northeastern Illinois University (2020-2021)
Maureen M. Smith, California State University, Sacramento (2021-2023)
*Malcolm MacLean, University of Queensland, 2018-2021
Rita Liberti, California State University, East Bay, 2019-2021
Cat Ariail, Middle Tennessee State University, 2019-2021

Distinguished Lectures Committee

*Jan Todd, University of Texas at Austin, 2019-2021
Sarah Fields, University of Colorado, Denver, 2019-2021
Jennifer Guiliano, IUPUI, 2019-2021
Rob Ruck, University of Pittsburgh, 2019-2021
Carly Adams, University of Lethbridge, 2019-2021

Dissertation Prize Committee

*Heather Dichter, De Montfort University, 2021-2022
Jorg Krieger, Aarhus University, 2021-2023
Erin Redihan, Bridgewater State University, 2021-2023
Andrew Smith, Nichols College, 2021-2022

Graduate Student Essay Committee

*David Wiggins, George Mason University, 2019-2021
Maria Veri, San Francisco State University, 2019-2021
Matt Hodler, University of Rhode Island, 2019-2021
George Kioussis, California State University, Northridge, 2019-2021

Budget and Fiscal Committee

*Thomas Hunt, University of Texas at Austin, 2014-2022
Ron Smith, Penn State University, 2014-2022
Gerald Gems, North Central College, 2014-2022

Time and Site Committee

*Steve Gietschier, Lindenwood University, 2017-2021
Russell Field, University of Manitoba, 2017-2021
Johanna Mellis, Ursinus College, 2019-2023
Ornella Nzindukiyimana, St. Francis Xavier University, 2020-2024

Information Technology Committee

Jennifer Guiliano, IUPUI, 2017-2023
Ari de Wilde, Eastern Connecticut State University, 2018-2021
Tom Fabian, St. Francis Xavier University, 2017-2023
Andy Linden, California State University, Northridge, 2017-2023
Tolga Ozyurtcu, University of Texas at Austin, 2019-2022

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

*Sarah Fields, University of Colorado, Denver, 2017-2021
George Kioussis, California State University, Northridge, 2021-2024
Stephen Wenn, Wilfred Laurier University, 2021-2024

Arbena Scholarship Committee

Jorge Moraga, California State University, Bakersfield, 2018-2021
*Chris Bolsmann, California State University, Northridge, 2018-2021
PearlAnn Reichwein, University of Alberta, 2018-2021

NASSH Dissertation Travel Committee

Scott Jedlicka, Washington State University, 2019-2023
Christine O’Bonsawin, University of Victoria, 2019-2023
*Robert Kossuth, University of Lethbridge, 2019-2023

Legacy Committee

*Bob Barney, Western University, 2016-2024
Nancy Bouchier, McMaster University, 2016-2024
Toby Rider, California State University Fullerton, 2021-2024

Program Committee

*Murray Phillips, University of Queensland, 2019-2021
Sarah Fields, University of Colorado, Denver, 2019-2021
Chad Seifried, Louisiana State University, 2019-2021
Steve Townsend, University of Queensland, 2019-2021
Tom Fabian, St. Francis Xavier University, 2019-2021
Russell Field, University of Manitoba, 2019-2021

Book Display Committee

Mark Dyreson, Pennsylvania State University

Proceedings Editor

Amanda Schweinbenz, Laurentian University, 2019-2023

Ad-Hoc Committees (updated 9/2019)

* denotes Chair of Committee

50th Anniversary Committee

*Lindsay Pieper, University of Lynchburg, 2017-2022
* Carly Adams, University of Lethbridge, 2018-2022
Alison Wrynn, California State University, 2017-2022
Ron Smith, Penn State University, 2017-2022
John Schleppi, University of Dayton, 2017-2022
Murray Phillips, University of Queensland, 2018-2022
Russell Field, University of Manitoba, 2019-2022

Marketing Policy and Promotion Committee

Russ Crawford, Ohio Northern University, 2021-2021
Brian Ingrassia, West Texas A&M University, 2021-2021
Michelle Sikes, Penn State University, 2019-2021
Dain TePoel, Lock Haven University, 2019-2021

Advertising Committee

Ryan Murtha, University of Texas at Austin, 2020-2021
Mark Lasota, University of New Mexico, 2018-2020

Graduate Student Advisory Committee

Zach Bigalke, Penn State University, 2019-2021
Tom Fabian, St. Francis Xavier University, 2019-2021
*Tanya Jones, University of Texas at Austin, 2019-2021
Ryan Murtha, University of Texas at Austin, 2021-2021
Sam Shelhoudt, University of Texas at Austin, 2019-2021

Ethics Committee

Dan Nathan, Skidmore College, 2019-2021
Maureen Smith, California State University, Sacramento, 2021-2021
*Kevin Wamsley, St. Francis Xavier University, 2019-2021

Committee on JSH Compensation
*Wray Vamplew, University of Sterling
Carly Adams, University of Lethbridge
Sarah Fields, University of Colorado, Denver
Matthew Llewellyn, California State University, Fullerton
Alison Wrynn, California State University

NASSH Past Presidents

1972-1975 Marvin H. Eyler, University of Maryland

1975-1977 Guy M. Lewis, University of Massachusetts

1977-1979 Maxwell L. Howell, San Diego State University

1979-1981 Mary Lou Remley, Indiana University

1981-1983 Betty Spears, University of Massachusetts

1983-1985 Alan Metcalfe, University of Windsor

1985-1987 J. Thomas Jable, William Paterson College

1987-1989 Richard C. Crepeau, University of Central Florida

1989-1991 Jack W. Berryman, University of Washington

1991-1993 Robert K. Barney, University of Western Ontario

1993-1995 Joan Paul, University of Tennessee

1995-1997 Nancy Struna, University of Maryland

1997-1999 Patricia Vertinsky, University of British Columbia

1999-2001 Don Morrow, University of Western Ontario

2001-2003 Allen Guttmann, Amherst College

2003-2005 Gerald R. Gems, North Central College

2005-2007 Mark Dyreson, Pennsylvania State University

2007-2009 Stephen Wenn, Wilfred Laurier University

2009-2011 Maureen M. Smith, California State University, Sacramento

2011-2013 Catriona M. Parratt, University of Iowa

2013-2015 Daniel A. Nathan, Skidmore College

2015-2017 Kevin B. Wamsley, St. Francis Xavier University

2017-2019 Jan Todd, University of Texas at Austin

2019-2021 David K. Wiggins, George Mason University

2021-2023 Murray G. Phillips, University of Queensland