Provost Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow for Faculty Diversity (Joint Appointment with The Department of Exercise Science, Physical Science & Sports Studies)

Degrees: B.A. in Political Science with a minor/certificate in Race and Ethnic Studies, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida; M.Ed. in Multicultural Foundations of Education with an emphasis in Ethnic Studies, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida; Ph.D. in Sociology with a focus in Race & Ethnicity, Culture, and Education, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Expertise: U.S. Race & Ethnic Relations, Sex & Gender, Culture, Sport, Education

Dr. Chaplin’s research interest is with collegiate varsity and recreational sports players. Specifically, Dr. Chaplin studies the collegiate interactions and experiences of varsity student-athletes and recreational/lay sportsmen and sportswomen using a “Grounded Theory” ethnographic approach. Dr. Chaplin’s dissertation focused on the everyday micro-social interactions and experiences of collegiate pickup basketball players via an analysis of their social constructions and negotiations of cultures, structures, and racial & ethnic relations in large and small groups on the inside of a university-sponsored recreational sports facility.

The subject/titles of the course(s) I currently teach:

  • SC/(Soci) 201 51 Introduction to Sociology
  • SC/(Soci)/Sports Studies 203 51 The Sociology of Sport
  • SC/(Soci) 278 51 Intro to (Sociohistorical and Contemporary) African Americans’ Experiences
  • SC/(Soci)/Sports Studies 303 51 Diversity (and Inclusion) in Sport (and Sport Organizations)

Special Topics Courses:

  • SC/(Soci) 320 Sex and Gender
  • SC/(Soci) 355 Comparative (U.S. Racial &) Ethnic Relations
  • SC/(Soci)/Sports Studies 303/SPS 303 Women, Gender Relations & Sports

Service and Awards:

  • 2016-2017 Faculty Co-Advisor and (2018) Faculty-Student Organizational Advisor of the Year
    Award– (nominated by Black Students in Action, formerly The African American Alliance)
  • 2017 Summer Teachers Scholars Institute Fellow: “Black Activist New York” Institute for Research on African-American Studies, Columbia University, New York
  • 2016-2018 Faculty Co-Advisor – Latin American Student Association/LASA, (with Dr. Gloria S. Vaquera, Associate Professor of Sociology)

Professional Memberships and Organization Affiliations:

  • 2017-2018 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport/NASSS
  • 2017-2018 Association of Black Sociologists/ABS
  • 2015-2018 Global Studies Association of North America/GSA
  • 2013-2018 American Sociological Association/ASA
    • Sections: Race & Ethnicity; Latino/a Sociology; Cultural Sociology