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Masucci, Matthew A.

Assistant Professor,  Kinesiology

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  • Doctor of Philosophy. Univ Of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2005
  • Master of Arts, Philosophy
    Ohio Univ Main Campus, 1994


DR. Masucci received a B.A. in liberal studies, with an emphasis in both philosophy and psychology, from Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD, a M.A. in philosophy from Ohio University in Athens, OH and completed his Ph.D. in social/cultural foundations of sport and cultural studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. His current research interests focus on three main areas: 1) sporting narratives and moral choice, 2) sport and identity, and 3) service learning for social justice. Each of these research areas deals with the central question of agency and takes issues of social justice, social difference, and systemic oppression seriously. In addition, Dr. Masucci is an active member of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) and the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS) and regularly presents his research at national conferences. In his spare time, Matt enjoys hiking, camping, drinking coffee and riding his bicycles. He has raced both road and mountain bicycles for many years and has started leaning the nuances of bicycle track racing at the Hellyer Park Velodrome in San Jose. Matt is an avid (though critical!) consumer of popular culture and enjoys watching television, reading Internet cycling magazines, and listening to a variety of music.