Dr. Ketra L. Armstrong (a Tupelo, MS native) is currently the associate dean for Graduate Affairs, professor of Sport Management, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Lead for the School of Kinesiology. She also directs the Center for Race & Ethnicity in Sport (C-RAES). She holds an appointment as affiliate faculty member in the Departments of Afroamerican and African Studies and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. She is also the U-M NCAA faculty athletics representative. Prior to her employment at U-M, Dr. Armstrong served as the director and professor of the graduate program in Sport Management at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB); and as an assistant and associate professor of Sport Management at the Ohio State University (OSU).
Dr. Armstrong’s scholarship converges on the topics of race, gender, and the social psychology of sport/leisure consumption and the management thereof. Her research has been featured in numerous journals (Journal of Sport Management, Sport Marketing Quarterly, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Journal of Sport Behavior, Innovative Marketing, Journal of Black Psychology, Journal of Black Studies, Western Journal of Black Studies, and others).
Among Dr. Armstrong's distinctions:
In addition to Dr. Armstrong’s scholarly pursuits, she has amassed a wealth of practical experience – notably in the sport industry. She is a former NCAA Division I scholarship student athlete (basketball player), coach (women’s basketball), and athletic administrator. Over the years, she has performed integral roles in the advising/consulting, research, management, marketing, and/or media relations for numerous youth, community, collegiate, professional, and international sport events.
Her professional service includes being:
Dr. Armstrong is also a freelance sport journalist. She:
For her longstanding dedication to gender equity, the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport recognized Dr. Armstrong as the "2010 NAGWS Honorary Guiding Woman in Sport." And as a testament to her commitment to diversity and social justice, she received the 2014 U-M Harold L. Johnson Diversity Service Award, the 2015 Charles D Henry Award from SHAPE America, and she was inducted as a Fellow in the New Leadership Academy of the National Center for Institutional Diversity (2015).
|KINESLGY 615||Philosophy of Science and Research in Kinesiology||3||Winter||Armstrong|
Course Name RO: Phil Sci Res Kines
Course Level: Graduate
Topics include the nature of scientific inquiry, theories of knowledge acquisition; empirical vs. theoretical research; basic vs. applied research; induction and deduction; doubts and alternatives; objectivity of science; facts, laws and theories; pseudo-science; causation and mechanism; formulation of problems, research design and use of statistics.
Prerequisites: Graduate status.
|SM 421||Gender and Sport||3||As Arranged||Armstrong|
Course Name RO: Gender and Sport
Course Level: Undergraduate
This course offers an introduction to issues and debates surrounding gender and sport in general, and women in sport in particular. It will utilize a critical perspective to examine sport as a significant social institution and to explore its relationship to the cultural construction and interpretation of gender.
|SM 436||Race Relations, Cultural Images, and Sport||3||Fall, Winter||Armstrong|
Course Name RO: Race Rel,Cul Images
Course Level: Undergraduate
This course examines, informs, and analyzes the historical and contemporary experiences of ethnic groups in sport and society. While Latinos, Samoan-Americans, Jewish-Americans, Native-Americans, and Asian-Americans will be addressed, the focus will be on the experience of African-Americans in integrating sport.
Prerequisites: SM Level II.