Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies
Michael Malec’s main area of research is in the sociology of sport, with a special focus on children’s sport, nationalism, and sport in developing nations. His primary teaching responsibilities are for the required introductory statistics course for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Editor, Journal of Sport and Social Issues (1986-1992).
President, North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (2000-2001).
Distinguished Service Award from the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (2006).
2007 - College Sports. In Higher Education: Open for Business (ed. Christian Gilde). Read the Abstract. Landham, MD: Lexington Books.
1997 - Robinson and Worrell: Athletes as Agents of Social Change. Pdf document. Pp. 412-418 in Journal of Sport and Social Issues 21:4. (With H. Beckles.)
1997 - Gender Equity in Athletics. Pp. 209-218 in Gregg Lee Carter (ed.), Perspectives on Current Social Problems. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
1995 - The Social Role of Sports in Caribbean Societies. New York: Gordon & Breach. National Library of Australia.
1993 - Essential Statistics for Social Research (2nd ed.). Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
1993 - Patriotic Symbols in Intercollegiate Sports During the Gulf War. Read the Abstract. Pp. 98-106 in the Sociology of Sport Journal 10(1).