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Mark Dyreson
Mark S. Dyreson, Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology
Summary Statement

Mark Dyreson specializes in history of sport, social and cultural dynamics of human movement, race, ethnicity, and gender in sport.

  • Kinesiology - KINES
  • Ph.D., 1989, History, University of Arizona
  • M.A., 1984, United States and Latin American History, University of Arizona
  • B.S., 1981, Anthropology and History, Eastern New Mexico University
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Office Address
268S Recreation Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
  • History of sport
  • Social and cultural dynamics of human movement
  • Race, ethnicity, gender, and sport
Grants and Research Projects

History of sport and culture in the modern world with particular emphasis on the late nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States. Specific research concentrates on the role of sport in the creation of modern societies. 

Center for the Study of Sports in Society at Penn State