Ph.D., University of Maryland (1977)
M.A., University of Maryland (1972)
B.Ed. (Honors), University of London (1970)
My goal in teaching is to help students critically examine how the body, sport and physical activity are socially constructed so that they can use insights from this process to make physical activity and sports a positive lifelong experience for themselves and for thier students.
sociology of the body, sport and physical education
High school sports, fair play in sports, jock bullying and hazing, gender and race issues in sport.
Rees, C. R. (2002). Sport and schooling. In Levinson, D., Sadovnik, A., & Cookson, P. (Eds.) Education and sociology: An encyclopedia. (pp. 625-31). New York: Garland.
Rees, C. R. (2001). School sports in America: Balancing fair play and winning? In Ruskin, H., & Lammer, M. (Eds.) Fair play: Violence in sport and society (pp. 93-97). Jerusalem: Hebrew University.
Rees, C. R., & Miracle, A. (2000). Eucation and sports. In Dunning, E., & Coakley, J., Handbook of sport and society (pp. 277-290). London: Sage.
Miracle, M., & Rees, C. R. (1994). Lessons of the locker room: The myth of school sports. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.
Rees, C. Roger & Miracle, A.W. (Eds.) (1986). Sport and social theory. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Rees, C. Roger (2007). Masculinity and School Sports. In Barbara J. Banks (Eds.). Gender and Education: An Encyclopedia, Vol. 2. (pp. 497-501). Westport, CT: Praeger.
Rees, C. Roger (2007). High School Sports. In George Ritzer (Eds.). The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, Vol. 5. (pp. 2120-2123). Malden, MA: Blackwell.
Rees, C.R, Zarco, E. P., & Lewis, D. K. (2008), "The steroids/sports supplements connection: pragmatism and sensation seeking in the attitudes and behavior of JHS and HS students on Long Island. Journal of Drug Education, 38, 329-49.
Rees, C. R. (2003), "Spielen fur den Sieg: Sport-Rituale in amerikanischen Schulen" [Playing for the win: Sports rituals in American schools]. Sportunterricht, 52, 303-306.
Rees, C. R. (2003), "Fair play in sports: game reasoning and the moral orientation of Adelphi University physical education majors.". International Journal of Physical Education, 40, 54-63..
Rees, C. R. (2001), "Character development, moral education, and social responsibility in physical education: Towards a synthesis of subdisciplinary perspectives.". International Journal of Physical Education, 38, 52-58.
Rees, C. R. (1999), "Ethical behavior in sport: Moving beyond the 'either/or' dichotomy of fair play versus winning. International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education Bulletin., 27, 24-26.
Rees, C. R., Brandl-Bredenbeck, H. P., & Brettschneider, W.D. (1999), "Globalizing gender: A descriptive study of sports stereotyping among German and American adolescents.". International Sports Studies, 21, 5-22.
Rees, C. R., Brettschneider, W. D., & Brandl-Bredenbeck, H. P. (1998), "Globalization of sports activities and perceptions of sport among adolescents from Berlin and suburban New York. Sociology of Sport Journal, 15, 216-230.
Rees, C. Roger, Zarco, E.P., & Lewis, D.K. (2007). Clique identity and students' attitudes toward steroids and sports supplements. In North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.
Rees, C. Roger (2007). Global issues in peace education through sport and play. In 2nd annual conference on teaching peace and human rights. Garden City, NY..
Rees, C. Roger (2007). School sports and self-identity: Dealing with mixed messages. In Celebration of Teaching and Learning Conference. New York City.
Rees, C. Roger & Zarco, E.P. (2006). Journal writing, self-reflection, and evaluation: The case of the SALT program. In AIESEP World Conference. Jyvaskyla, Finland.
C. Roger Rees (2009, July). "Bullying and hazing in schools: how sport and physical education can be part of the problem and part of the solution.". Tauranga, New Zealand..
Rees, C. Roger (2007, June). Sport and social values: Applying sport pedagogy research to interscholastic athletics and physical education. Augsburg, Germany (Sport Pedagogy section of the German Association of Sports Science).
Rees, C. Roger (2003, July). Victory, violence, and values: Balancing fair play and winning in sports. Salzburg, Austria (8th Congress of the European College of Sport Science).
C. Roger Rees (2000, August). The contribution of sociology and pedagogy to the study of sport. Hamilton, New Zealand (Conference on high performance sport in New Zealand society).
Principal Investigator for “Intermediate and high school students’ attitudes toward and behavior regarding steroids and sports supplements use: The mediation of clique identity." Funded by
the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA),January, 2006.
Grant for $24,550 from the Quantum Corporation, Milpitas, CA., to study the importance of sport and physical activity in the self-concept of German and American adolescents (April, 1993).
Grant for $1,000 from the Center for Humanities, Adelphi University, to develop proposal entitled "The globalization of sport and the body in modernity: Implications for youth sport" (September, 1995).
Grant for $1000 from the President’s Faculty Awards Committee to study the fair play views of graduating physical education majors (May, 2000).
Honors and Accomplishments
Honors and Accomplishments
Keynote speaker for seminar series in South Africa (summer, 1991)on how to use sport to reduce racial and ethnic tensions. 4 keynote presntations and 4 workshops, lectured at 8 universitits.
Keynote presentation to Physicaleducation New Zealand (PENZ) National Conference, Tauranga, NZ, July 6-8.
Member, editorial board of the Sociology of Sport Journal, 1996-2005.
Program Director of 1998& 1995 AIESEP Conferences, Adelpi University. Organizing Committee for the 2nd Annual NASSS Conference, Fort Worth, TX, November, 1981.
Reviewed articles for the following journals, September 2002 - present: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Journal of Sport Management.
1983-2005, annual workshop with South Queens Little League Association on how to teach positive values in youth baseball.
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