|Sport Management & MediaStephen Mosher|
|Sports Ethics and Character Development|
Stephen Mosher is a professor of sport management and media in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. Topics he can discuss include sport ethics and moral development; youth sport and the role of sport in character development; sport heroes and villains; sport and popular culture; sport in the media, particularly movies and literature; and sport and politics, the Olympic Games, the Civil Rights Movement, sport portrayals in the media, and sport in Latin America and the Caribbean. He can discuss such diverse topics as the Olympic Games on film, including Leni Riefenstahl's 'Olympia,' the saga of Pete Rose, the use of patriotic songs in post-9/11 sport settings, sport as a metaphor for war, and sports fanaticism.
Mosher has coached youth sports himself for over 25 years and studies the issues of sport in popular culture. He is currently working on an ethnography of bowling, which discusses how that sport plays a central role in the civic engagement of blue collars workers. In 2001, he wrote a series of columns for ESPN.com on the Little League World Series scandal involving pitcher Danny Almonte, who played despite being two years over the age limit.
"Sports in the 1950s," in "American Decades: 1950-1959"
"Where Have All the Heroes Gone?" in "Everyday Arguments"
"Songs Sung Red, White and Blue: The World Trade Center Flag, Sporting Events, and the Rhetoric of Patriotism"
- Race and sport
- Baseball in Latin America
- Athletes as social activists
- Sport as cultural expression
- Class warfare
- Bowling as a catalyst for social engagement