Service Excellence Award

Please consider submitting a nomination for the NASSS Service Excellence Award. The award is presented at our annual meeting to an individual who has offered distinguished service and long-time contributions to the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, and/or the area of the sociology of sport more generally.

To nominate someone, submit a one to two-page statement, in the form of a letter, about a nominee whom you believe is a worthy recipient of this award. The letter should describe in some detail the reasons why NASSS should recognize the recipient. Self-nominations are welcome.

Criteria include, but are not limited to:

  • Service to NASSS as an organization
  • Scholarly impact on the field through the discipline of the sociology of sport

Process:

  • Nominations may be submitted by an individual, or jointly by a group of individual NASSS members.
  • It is not required that the nominee or recipient be a NASSS member. Nor is service to the organization as an elected officer a sufficient or required criteria.

The Call for Nominations for the 2019 Award will be available in Summer 2019.

 

The NASSS Service Excellence Award is awarded at our annual meeting to an individual who has offered distinguished service and long time contributions to the organization (NASSS), and/or the area of the sociology of sport more generally.

Criteria may include, but is not limited to:

  • service to NASSS as an organization
  • scholarly impact on the field through the discipline of the sociology of sport

Process:

  • Nominators will submit—in the form of a letter—a one to two page statement on a nominee whom you believe is a worthy recipient of this award.  The letter should describe in some detail the reasons why NASSS should recognize the recipient.
  • Nominations may be submitted by an individual, or jointly by a group of individual NASSS member(s).
  • It is not required that the nominee or recipient be a NASSS member.  Nor is service to the organization as an elected officer a sufficient or required criteria.

Please submit nomination letters to Joshua Newman, Chair of the 2019 NASSS Service Excellence Award Selection Committee (jinewman@fsu.edu).

The deadline for submission of nominations is August 31, 2019. The Service Excellence Award Committee members, Marques Dexter, Shaun Edmonds, Joshua Newman, and Donna Wolf look forward to receiving and reviewing your submission.

 

2018Mary McDonald (Georgia Tech University)
2017Gertrud Pfister (Københavns Universitet)
2017Eric Dunning (University of Leicester)
2016Norman Denzin (University of Illinois)
2015Mary Jo Kane (University of Minnesota)
2014R. Vivian Acosta (Brooklyn College) and Linda Jean Carpenter (Brooklyn College)
2013Nancy Spencer (Bowling Green University)
2012Merrill Melnick (SUNY Brookport) &  Peter Donnelly (University of Toronto)
2011Don Sabo (D’Youville College) & Gary Sailes (Indiana University)
2010Joseph Maguire (Loughborough University)
2009Susan Birrell (University of Iowa) & Harry Edwards (University of California, Berkeley)
2008Jennifer Hargreaves (Universities of Surrey and Brighton, UK) & Richard Lapchick (University of Central Florida)
2007Mike Malec (Boston College) & Michael Messner (University of Southern California)
2006Vicky Paraschak (University of Windsor)
2005Nancy Theberge (University of Waterloo)
2004Jim Frey (University of Nevada–Las Vegas)
2003John Loy (Universities of Illinois and Otago)
2002Andrew Yiannakis (University of Connecticut) & Susan Greendorfer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
2001George Sage (University of Northern Colorado) &  D. Stanley Eitzen (Colorado State University)
1996Jay Coakley (University of Colorado–Colorado Springs), Gunther Lueschen (University of Alabama), & Lee Vander Velden (University of Maryland)
 Gerald Kenyon (Universities of Wisconsin and Waterloo)