My expertise as a published textbook author is in the history of sports with particular expertise in the ancient and modern Olympic Games, sports in Antiquity e.g. Greece and Rome, and the general history of sports (football, baseball, basketball) and physical education / fitness in the United States.
The political and social issues and associated turmoil (doping, bribes, voting scandals, Russian doping program) that has impacted the Olympic Games is of particular interest to me.
McGraw-Hill has published my textbook A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education - From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World which is in its sixth edition. It is the #1 selling text of its kind in the world. I am currently working on the seventh edition.
In addition to my textbooks (sport history, sport psychology, kinesiology) I entered into a publishing contract with British publisher Bloomsbury Press which is based in London. I am tasked to write about the purpose of sport in during the Medieval period: 600-1450. Ok, it may sound mundane however my research has determined that the athletes and fans of the Middle Ages were just as passionate about their sporting competitions as were the Greeks of antiquity and the athletes and fans of the Twenty-first Century.
It has been my good fortune to work archaeological teams in Greece and Turkey excavating ancient Greek and Roman athletic venues as well as developing a viable working relationship with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Olympic Academy (IOA).
Because of the nature of my research, I have written about important men, women, and organizations who have significantly impacted the course of history, especially sport history.
Although I have 25+ years of experience publishing non-fiction, I also enjoy writing non fiction stories that focus on the struggle, drama, defeat, and inspiration that athletes, coaches, teams, fans, and parents have experienced.