Gary A. Sailes

Adjunct Professor
African American and African Diaspora Studies

Associate Professor
Kinesiology

gsailes@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0538
PH 112H

Education
  • University of Minnesota, Ph.D., Kinesiology, 1984
  • Mankato State University, M.S., Kinesiology, 1979
  • SUNY Buffalo, B.S., Sociology, 1973
Courses
  • A264 History of Sport and the Afro American Experience
  • A265 Modern Sport and the Afro American Experience
  • P211 Introduction to Sport Management
  • P392 Sport and American Society
  • K500 Race and Ethnicity in Sport
  • K512 Topics in Commercial Sport
  • K522 The Role of Sport in Society
Background
  • Dr. Sailes endows the Gary A. Sailes Graduate Diversity Scholarship of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport upon which he has been a member since 1984.
  • HPER Teaching Excellence Recognition Award
  • Lilly Foundation Grant ($40,000)
  • Chair, Sport Sociology Academy (NASPE)
  • Editor, Journal of African American Men
  • Editorial Board, Sport Sociology Journal
  • EAHPERD Research Council
  • President, DAHPERD
Scholarship
  • Sport Sociology: (The socio-cultural expericences of African Americans in sport.)
Research Interests
  • 2013 -Sport and Higher Education: Issues and Controversies, Cognella Publishers, Dubuque, Iowa
  • 2013- "An Examination of the Factors Impacting the Academic Performance of the African American Student Athlete: An Examination of Institutional Variables and Self-handicapped Behavior!" inEssays on Race & Sport, James Conyers. (ed.), McFarland & company, Inc.
  • 2012 - "Commercialism in College Sports" inSport in Higher Education: Issues & Controversies in College Athleticsedited by Sailes, Gary A., Cognella Publishers: Dubuque, Iowa.
  • 2011 - Living the Dream or Awakening from the Nightmare: Race and Athletic Identity.Race, Ethnicity and Education, Vol. 14, No. 1, January, pp. 91-103
  • 2011 - Review of "Sport, Race, Activism and Social Change: The Impact of Dr. Harry Edwards' Scholarship and Service."International Journal of Sport Communications, Volume 4, Issue 4, December. pp. 532-534.
  • 2010 -Modern Sport and the African American Experience, Cognella Publishers, Dubuque, Iowa.
  • 2010 - "The African American Athlete: Social Myths and Stereotypes," inModern Sport and the African American Athlete, Gary Sailes (ed.), Cognella Publishers: San Diego, p 55-68.
  • 2010- "An Examination of Baskerball Performance Orientations among African Amercian Males," inModern Sport and the African American Athlete, Gary Sailes (ed.), Cognella Publishers: San Diego, p. 107-116.
  • 2010 - "Brown Sugar: Media Images of African American Female Professional Athletes," inModern Sport and the African Amercan Athlete, Gary Sailes (ed.), Cognella Publishers: San Diego, p. 217-230.
  • 2010 - "Talented Genetics or Genetically Talented: The Historical Raionale for Black Athletics Success," inModern Sport and the African American Athlete, Gary Sailes (ed.), Cognella Publishers: San Diego, p. 137-154.
  • 2003 -African Americans in Sport: Contemporary Themes, Transaction Publications, Rutgers, New Jersey.
Grants
  • 2013 - Indiana University, Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning, Writing-Teaching Program Grant, $1,500
  • 2010-2013 - Indiana Sport Management Group, Indianapolis Sports Industry Career Conference, $45,000
  • 2010-2013 - NCAA/Horizon League, Student Athlete Performance and Leadership Development at IUPUI, $45,000
  • 2011 - NCAA/City University of New York Athletics, Student Athlete Captains Leadership Conference, $2,000
  • 2009 - Minority Achievers Program (Indiana University), Minority Student Leadership Program, $2,000
  • 2007 - Telluride Foundation Teaching Program Grant, $16,000
Selected Publications

Books

Sport and Higher Education: Issues and Controversies(2013), Cognella Publishers, Dubuque, Iowa

Modern Sport and the African American Experiences(2010), Cognella Publishers, Dubuque, Iowa

African Americans in Sport: Contemporary Themes(2003), Transaction Publications, Rutgers, New Jersy

Mental Training for Tennis(1995), Brown Publishers: Dubuque, Iowa

Facts & Figures on the Black Athlete(1994), Investigative report for the Black Congressional Caucas, Washington, D.C.

Championship Tennis Drills for Coaches and Advanced Players(1984), Chicago State University Press, Illinois

Book Chapters (most recent)

"An Examination of the Factors Impacting the Academic Performance of African American Student: An Examination of Institutiutional Variables & Self-handicapping Behavior!" (2013) inEssays on Race & Sport, James Conyers (ed.), McFarland & company, Inc.

"Commercialism in College Sports" (2012) inSports in Higher Education: Issues & Controversies in College Athleticsedited by Sailes, Gary A., Cognella Publishers: Dubuque, Iowa.

"The African American Athlete: Social Myths and Stereotypes" (2010) inModern Sport and the African American Athlete, Gary Sailes (ed.), Cognella Publishers: San Diego, pp. 55-68.

"An Examination of Basketball Performance Orientations among African American Males" (2010) inModern Sport and the African American Athlete, Gary Sailes (ed.), Cognella Publishers: San Diego, pp.107-116.

With Hinton, K., Jenkins, Z., & Gregg, E. "Brown Sugar: Media Images of African American Female Professiional Athletes" (2010) inModern Sport and the African American Athlete, Gary Sailes (ed.), Cognella Publishers: San Diego, pp. 217-230.

With Hunt, T.& Ivery, I. "Talented Genetics or Genetically Talented: The Historical Rationale for Black Athletes Success" (2010) inModern Sport and the African American Athlete, Gary Sailes (ed.), Cognella Publishers: San Diego, pp. 137-154.

Refereed Publication (most recent)

Living the Dream or Awakening from the Nightmare: Race and Athletic Identity (2011).Race, Ethicity and Education. Vol. 14, No. 1, January, pp. 91-103.

Review of "Sport, Race, Activism and Social Change: The Impact of Dr. Harry Edwards' Scholarship and Service" (2011).International Journal of Sport Communications, Volume 4, Issue 4, December, pp. 532-534.

Social Issues of Sports in Advising Student Athletes: A collaborative Approach to Success (2008) by eds. Leslie-Toogood, A. & Gill, E. Monograph Series Number 18, National Academic Advising Association, pp. 13-22.

"March Madness, May Sadness: Graduation Rates and Team Success Among NCAA Final Four Men's Basketball Teams" (2007).Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 1:1, Spring, pp. 89-102.

"Betting Against the Odds: An Overview of Black Sports Participation (2002). Shades of Diversity: Issues and Strategies Monograph Series, ASHPERD, Volume X.

Research Presentation (most recent)

"An examination of the Factors Impacting the Academic Performance of the African American Student: An Examination of Institutional Variables & Self-handicapping Behavior!" (2012). Paper presented at the national conference for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, New Orleans, LA., November 7-12.

"The Sport Sociology Scholar as Student Athlete Mentor" (2011), Paper presented at the national conference for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Minneapolis, MN., November 2-5.

"The Experience of the Black Athlete in College Sports" (2011). Chaired two sessions at the annual conference for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Minneapolis, MN., November 2-5.

"Strategies for Teaching Large Classes in Sport Sociology" (2007). Paper presented at the national conference for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Pittsburgh, PA., October 31 - November 3.

"Student Athletes' Perceptions of Campus Racial Climate" (2007). Paper presented at the national conference for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Pittsburgh, PA, October 31 - November 3.

"March Madness & May Sadness: An Investigation of the Graduation Rates among Final Four Basketball Teams" (2006). Paper presented at the national conference fot the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 1-4.

"The Old Boy's Network in Professional Football and Baskerball" An Examination of Hiring Tendencies Among Black and White Head Coaches in the NFL and the NBA" (2006). Paper presented at the national conference for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 1-4.

"Social Mobility, Athletes, and Black Athletes in Collegiate Sport" (2006). Paper presented at the national conference for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 1-4.

"Applied Sport Sociology in Teaching and Sport Management Contexts" (2005). Panelist at the national conference for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Winston-Salem, NC, October 26-29.

"Bringing Sport Sociolgy to Life in the Classroom" (2004). Paper presented at the national conference for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Tucson, AZ, November 2-5.

"Keynote: No Teacher Left Behind" (2003). Appalachia Intermediate Unit * Teachers' In-service annual meeting, Altoona, PA, October 20.

"21st Century Leadershp" (2003). Purdue University North Central Student Leadership Conference, Westville, IN, April 12.

"Sellout: the State of Collegiate Sports" (2003). Panel Moderator, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, April 8.