Assoc. Prof. Michael Malec (Sociology) has been elected president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, an international organization of sociologists, physical educators, kinesiologists and others who teach and research sport from a sociological perspective.
Malec is an 18-year member of NASSS, which has nearly 300 members from 14 countries, publishes the Sociology of Sport Journal - of which Malec is a former editor and current associate editor - and sponsors annual meetings. Malec has served on the NASSS board of directors and chaired various committees.
"It is a special privilege to have been elected by my peers as president of an international scholarly society," said Malec, who will assume office in November 2000. "My NASSS colleagues are the ones who best know, from an academic perspective, the people and the issues in our field. That they have asked me to serve them as president is a most cherished honor."
The editor of the 1995 book The Social Roles of Sport in Caribbean Societies, Malec has published articles in Sociology of Sport Journal and the Journal of Sport and Social Issues. His most recent publication is a socio-historical comparison of Jackie Robinson and West Indian cricketeer Frank Worrell and their effects on their societies. He also has presented research papers at meetings of NASSS, the American Sociological Association, International Sociology Association, International Sport Sociology Association and the International Association of Physical Education.
At Boston College, Malec is serving his second term as an elected faculty member of the Athletic Advisory Board. He also was a member of the Equity Subcommittee of the recent Boston College Committee on NCAA Certification.
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