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DANA D. BROOKS, ED.D.

Dean Professor

Dean Professor of Physical Education

Email: dbrooks@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-0826
Office Location: PASS 275 Secretary: Joanne Pollitt, Room 274
Office Hours: By Appointment—Please call Joanne Pollitt at (304) 293-3823
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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Dana D. Brooks received his associate’s degree (1971) from Hagerstown Junior College, B.S. from Towson State University (1973) and M.S. (1976) and Ed.D. (1979) from WVU. He has published and presented nationally and internationally in the area of sport sociology. Brooks is the co-author of  Racism in College Athletics: The African American Experience (3rd Edition) and  Diversity and Social Justice in College Sports. He teaches the following classes: African Americans in Sport and Individual Interactions in Sport (Sociology of Sport). Brooks served as chairperson of the following WVU committees/councils: Athletic Council, Black Community Concerns, Social Justice Council, and Affirmative Action. In addition, Brooks served as minority recruitment coordinator, Office of the Provost. He served on WVU’s NCAA self-study steering committee. He is project administrator for the WVU National Youth Sport Program. Brooks is a member of the North American Society for Sport Sociology and Society of Health and Physical Educators. He received the Dean’s Recognition Award from the College of Health Professions, Towson University Alumni Association in 1999; the Martin Luther King, Jr., Achievement Award from the WVU Center for Black Culture and Research; the WVU Social Justice Award; and the Martin Luther King “Living the Dream” Award from the Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Commission, State of West Virginia. Brooks was also inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education in September 1999. He was president of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (2009-2010) (now the Society of Health and Physical Educators).

Professional Highlights

  • Past-president of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (now Society of Health and Physical Educators).
  • Past-president of Midwest District AAHPERD and West VirginiaAAHPERD
  • Fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Research Interests

The African American Sport Experience

Additional Resources

A History of Sports Integration at WVU