S. P. (Sam) Morris

S. P. MorrisClinical Professor

204b Phillips Hall
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/drsammorris

Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Philosophy, History, and Socio-Cultural Study of Sport (Dissertation: On Sport Hunting: A Philosophical Case-Study in Animal Sports)
M.S., Miami University, Sport Organization
B.S., Miami University, Sport Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Positions Held

  • Clinical Professor, Miami University (2019 - present)
  • Associate Clinical Professor, Miami University (2018 - 2019)
  • Senior Clinical Faculty, Miami University (2017 - 2018)
  • Clinical Faculty, Miami University, (2011 – 2017)
  • Lecturer, The Ohio State University, (2010 – 2011)
  • Graduate Teaching Associate, The Ohio State University, (2006 – 2010)
  • Staff Assistant, Ohio High School Athletic Association, (2006 – 2011)
  • Graduate Teaching Associate, Miami University, (2003 – 2005)

Awards and Recognition

  • Excellence in Career Development Award Winner (2016)
  • Outstanding Professor Award (nominee), Associated Student Government (2015)
  • Four-time earner of official commendations for excellence in teaching (2012 – 2015)
  • Three-time Top-100 award winner for excellence in teaching (2013 – 2015)
  • Exceptional Service Award winner in the College of Education, Health & Society (2014)
  • Recipient of a Certificate of Professional Development in College Teaching (2008)
  • Recipient of the Zuck Scholarship (2007 – 2008)
  • Finalist for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Barbra Brown Student Paper Award (2006)

Scholarly Focus

Philosophy, history, and socio-cultural study of sport; especially ethics in sports. My scholarship is interdisciplinary but grounded primarily in philosophy (generally) and ethics (specifically). I accent heavily from sociology and history and my work is inescapably tied to the interplay of markets, economies, institutions, social conditions, and concerns over justice, broadly conceived. The overarching objective of my scholarship (and teaching) is to work toward the betterment of sport management, as an institution, and of societies (generally), domestic and abroad.

Recent Publications

Courses Taught

  • KNH 495: Practicum in Sport Leadership and Management
  • KNH 4/572: Sport in Schools and Colleges
  • KNH 225: Ethics in Sports
  • KNH 4/516: Sport Marketing
  • KNH 378: Sport, Power, and Inequality

In the News

The Unfathomable Inner Reality of Sports-Related Concussions - with Sam Morris

In recent years, concussions have gained more and more media attention. However, there is still so much we don’t know. So in this episode, we look at some of the work being done to explore the effects, the lasting repercussions, and the need to do more.