Intercollegiate Athletics and American Higher Education

Meet the Faculty

Eddie Comeaux

Dr. Eddie Comeaux serves as associate professor of higher education in the Graduate School of Education.  He maintains an active research agenda that examines the college student experience -- with special attention on athletes and underrepresented students -- and how those experiences influence their subsequent outcomes. Central to much of his work are issues of access and equity. Comeaux has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in the major journals for higher education and other related fields including Educational Researcher, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, Journal of College Student Development, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, and Sociology of Sport Journal.

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Intercollegiate Athletics and American Higher Education

EDUC 050
Winter/Spring 2018
UC Riverside, EDUC 050
4 quarter units

Introduces intercollegiate athletics as an organization including its structure and function. Explores the role of intercollegiate athletics in higher education from historical, sociological, economic, and administrative perspectives. Focuses on contemporary issues including student-athlete experience as well as the roles of faculty, students, coaches, and administrators and the various emerging challenges.

Important dates: 

Registration opens: Nov 27, 2017 
Registration ends: Jan 7, 2018
First day of instruction: Jan 8, 2018
Last day of instruction: March 16, 2018


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Additional course fees: 

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Eddie Comeaux